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The death of a life-partner is a devastating loss.

Everything about our perspective changes when we are bereft of someone who has shared our heart, mind, and world. If you are on this page because of such a loss you have our deepest compassion. Below are resources created by caring people who understand the loss by death of a life-partner. We hope that you find support for your grief journey here.

Web Resources:

General Grief Support:
Canadian Virtual Hospice

What’s Your Grief

Center For Loss & Life Transition

Heal Grief

PsychCentral - The Ball and the Box

Wise Old Sayings

For Women:
Widow Net

The Sisterhood of Widows

Grieving Angry Widow

Widow’s Voice

For Men:
National Widowers Organization

Widower’s Grief

Growing and Grieving: The Widower’s Club


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Finding Your Way After Your Spouse Dies
Marta Felberk, ISBN: 978-0877939320

Widow to Widow: Thoughtful, Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life
Genevieve Davis Ginsburg, ISBN: 978-0738209968

How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies
Therese A. Rando, ISBN: 978-0553352696

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief
Martha Whitmore Hickman, ISBN: 978-0380773381

Living When a Loved One Has Died
Earl A. Grollman, ISBN: 978-0807027196

For Men:
You Said Goodbye Too Soon: A Husband's Journey Through Grief and Loss
Carruthers, Daniel, ISBN: 78-1537724584

Mourning Men: A Journey Through Grief
Denay, Clifford, ISBN:  978-1506097626

The Widower's Toolbox: Repairing Your Life After Losing Your Spouse
Schaefer, G.J. and Tom Bekkers, ISBN:  78-0882823454


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Loss of a Spouse by Dr. Bill Webster, The Center for the Grief Journey

Grief, Loneliness, and Losing a Spouse by Romeo Vitelli, Ph.D., Psychology Today

No One Could Relate: Widows Speak Out On losing Spouse at Young Age by Leanne Italie, The Associated Press


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Living with grief: A conversation between men

Liam Neeson and Anderson Cooper have a heart-to-heart about living with grief after the death of a loved one. Not your usual entertainment interview.

Living With Loss Series: Loss of a Spouse

Copyright Dr. Bill Webster

Dr. Robert Neimeyer: The Three R's of Processing Grief

Dr. Robert Neimeyer talks about Retelling, Rebuilding, and Reinventing after grief at the Association for Death Education and Counseling annual conference.

Uncoupled - Dealing with the Death of a Spouse

This video is helpful for the bereaved who have experienced the death of a partner or spouse. You will meet four bereaved spouses have experienced their grief, what has helped them and ways they honor and keep connections with the memories of their spouses.