If you’ve lost your spouse, try not to make any major decisions for 6 months. Id you decided to chang your living situation, make sure you are acting from thought rather than emotion.
Find a support group or seek out a person in your same situation. Family and friends cannot understand your needs as well as someone who has already lived through a similar loss.
The widowed state in life is unique- Neither married nor really single. The adjustment tot he social world after grieving can be overwhelming. Often the friends you socialized with as a couple disappear. In an effort to make new friends some indulge ins social excesses while other give up and withdraw into a hopeless vacuum. Discussing your unique issues with widowed peers will help along your healthy adjustment.
There is an 80% divorce rate for marriages that have suffered the loss of a child. If the grieving process is tearing apart your marriage, seek help from counselling, a support group, or the understanding of another grieving couple.
Encouragement: A publication by Angela DiCicco and Gail Signor
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