Welcome. This site is a place where I will post ideas, thoughts, questions and stories about surviving the grief that accompanies the passing of a spouse or partner.
If you are newly bereaved or new to the site, I suggest that you begin by going to the oldest dated post using the Posts By The Month drop down menu at the bottom of the page and begin your exploration of the site with the posts in April 2020. I have posted these discussions in a rough chronology from early in my own grief journey to more current parts of what I am learning and experiencing. If you are newly bereaved, I think you will find the earlier posts more in line with what you are experiencing and more beneficial as a place to begin.
My experience with bereavement is mostly from the passing of my wife Andi after her 11 year battle with Breast Cancer came to an end in 2016. Though I have experienced the passing of both parents, my mother-in-law and a sister-in-law, most of what I am basing this Blog on is what I’ve learned and experienced during the years since my wife’s passing, from attending over 3 years of grief support group meetings at Pathways for Grief and Loss in Fort Collins, CO and from listening and talking to other grief survivors during that time….