Welcome to the link page.
I’ve learned a lot since the death of my husband eleven years ago. Hard to believe it’s been that long. Each year has presented new challenges, new beginnings, and spawned new journeys that have gotten me to where I am today. I’ve come a long way since early 1999, and I’d like to share with you some useful Web resources that I’ve collected both from my own experience and from others, all of which have helped me move onward. Some of these links will lend a hand to those just beginning to struggle with the loss of a partner, while others will speak to those farther down the road, yet who still need to check in once in a while to know that everything will be okay and who need different kinds of “checkpoints.” Your journey is your own, and no ones will be the same. Simply knowing that you’re not alone can provide strong reassurance, and supply you with the courage to move forward.
If you have any special materials or Websites that you feel are helpful, please feel free to contact me.
Daily Word Forewords by Fannie Flagg and Bernie S. Siegel, MD. This book has short, one page thoughts for love, inspiration and guidance. I read a page whenever I need to refocus my mind to the positive.
Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation is an active website with an extensive resource section and blog. They hold “Camp Widow” once a year where widows can gather and have a great time.
Being Single and Dating:
Middle Aged and Dating Again by Tom Blake
Tom’s book describes in a personal and humorous way what a man goes through when he finds himself unexpectedly dating again. Tom also has a column on middle-age relationships in the Orange County Register (Southern California) called, “Single Again.”
Unofficial Guide to Dating Again by Tina Tessina
Tina has created many books with practical information and real life examples to help you get going again.