Topic: Women’s Issues

A Financial To-Do List for the Recently Widowed

Losing a spouse is one of the most devastating events many of us will face. On top of all of the grief, there are hard financial questions that must be addressed. Jason Alderman, Visa’s Senior Director of Global Financial Education, shares some valuable tips on which decisions can wait, and which need to be dealt with quickly.

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Breathing For Elaine

When you learn your best friend is dying, your perspective shifts. Your priorities change. Guest Author Jan Groft tells us that in those precious final days, there is no time to take a moment or even a single breath for granted.

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Finding Gratitude and Happiness

When we focus on the happiness we have in our lives, it can make the sadness seem small in comparison. As guest author Karissa O’Reilly’s father was dying at the age of 33, he told his young children that he had lived a full and wonderful life, no matter how short it may have seemed. His words became the inspiration for O’Reilly to live her own life fully.

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SWF Widow Seeks New Love

I had to admit that I was lonely for companionship, plus my kids begged me regularly to have a “new” daddy. I think though, that my biggest motivator towards rushing fate was my determination not to waste a moment of my life. If Arron’s death had taught me anything it was that there wasn’t time to sit around waiting for life to happen to me.

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A Grief Journal for the Non-Writer

Have you ever wanted to start journaling, but felt you wouldn’t be any good at it? Or maybe you’ve felt that writing just isn’t your thing? Guest author Maureen Hunter shares some easy ways to get started, even if you’ve never tried to journal before.

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Daily Positive Affirmations

After facing three suicide losses, guest author Catherine Greenleaf discovered that the way you think about yourself can determine what kind of experiences you will have. She shares thoughts on how positive daily affirmations can help us to heal after any kind of loss.

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Relationships and Grief

It is widely known that men and women process emotions differently and being in a relationship with someone who has lost a loved one can be particularly challenging. Guest author Maureen Hunter shares some insight on how to respect and support each other through these differences.

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The One Where I Lie To My Friends

The truth about grief and loss is that they do not always come with pretty, neatly packaged feelings. Many of us have had thoughts that we may be afraid to share with others, for fear of what they may think of us, for fear that they may see how broken the loss has truly left us. One very honest woman shares her thoughts here, and helps us to see the many faces of grief.

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The Experience of Grief

During and after her mother’s battle with cancer, guest author Meghan O’Rourke found that society’s picture of grief did not fit her own experience. She shares what she learned, and what she still hopes to learn by delving into her own personal feelings of loss.

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An Unintentional Life

Ten years after losing her husband in the 9/11 attacks, guest author Abigail Carter looks at the many ways her life has changed. She shares how she and her children have created a a new and wonderful life together, a life that may have seemed impossible when she first lost her husband.

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