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Widowed Village connects peers with each other for friendship and sharing. The moderators, administrators, and others involved in running this site are not professionals.

Please don't interpret anything you read here as medical, legal, or otherwise expert advice. Don't disregard any expert's advice or take any action as a result of what you read here.

We're friends, not doctors, financial or legal professionals, and we're not "grief experts." But we are here, and we've been "there."

We’re an independent member of the Option B Group Directory, and we abide by these Community Guidelines

As a group listed in the Option B Group Directory – which features groups that help people cope with adversity and build resilience – we are committed to the following Community Guidelines.

We welcome posts that are focused on helping members build resilience, including:

  • Personal stories
  • Questions
  • Resources that you’ve found helpful

It is important that conversations around the sensitive topics discussed in groups are productive and respectful. We ask all members to:

  • Share openly and honestly
  • React with empathy
  • Be respectful of opposing views
  • Foster meaningful and genuine interactions
  • Maintain a supportive environment

We do not allow the following:

  • Bullying or harassment
  • Inappropriate, vulgar, or abusive language
  • Promotion or encouragement of self-injury or suicide. However, this does not mean you cannot post about issues related to self-injury and suicide if it is helpful to you
  • Content that promotes prejudice, violence, or hatred against people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, disease, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression
  • Threats or encouragements of violence against anyone, either seriously or humorously
  • Asking for or sharing medical or legal advice
  • Content that violates the privacy of others, by revealing information about them that they would not want to make public
  • Content that promotes goods or services
  • Content that violates the copyrights and trademarks of others. If you’re unsure, please do not post
  • Inappropriate content, as determined by group administrators

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate help, please reach out to Crisis Text Line by texting HELLO to 741741, call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or to find a hotline outside of the U.S. contact Befrienders at

We strive to be fair, but we reserve the right to suspend accounts or remove posts, without notice and for any reason, to protect our community. If you see anyone violating these Community Guidelines or behaving in a way that makes you uncomfortable, please report the post. If this group is on Facebook, use Facebook’s reporting tool. If it’s on another platform, notify the group administrator.

OptionB.Org wants to make sure people have a positive experience with groups listed in the Group Directory. If you have any input on any of these groups, please email [email protected]. To learn more about maintaining your own privacy on Facebook, read the Technology Safety Guide from Facebook and the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Groups in the Option B Group Directory are subject to OptionB.Org’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. However, they are wholly independent; they are not run or moderated by OptionB.Org.

OptionB.Org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping you build resilience in the face of adversity—and giving you the tools to help your family, friends, and community build resilience too. You can read and share personal stories, join groups for solidarity and support, and find information from experts. Learn more at

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