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  • 52, Female
  • Decatur, GA
  • United States
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Need a book recommendation for a man dating a widow

Started this discussion. Last reply by aussiewidow Nov 30, 2013. 4 Replies

I have been dating someone for a year and I sometimes struggle with how to explain what I am experiencing with grief. He tries really hard to understand but doesn't have any context. Is there a book…Continue


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I was widowed at the beginning of 2010. I combined the experience from my 20 year career, what I learned (and still learn) from grief and my creativity to become a certified creative grief coach. My blog can be found at

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Plan A

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 8:52am 1 Comment

Plan A When I started my blog I wrote about the pluff mud of grief. In it, I outlined how I thought my life would go…my Plan A. By now you know that Plan A went awry in a few ways not the least of which was the death of my beloved husband.

So what do we do…


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At 4:11pm on April 23, 2013, connie-uw said…

Thanks--was great to see you too!

At 9:29am on September 11, 2011, Dianne in Nevada said…


Hoping your special day is filled with love and peace, Tamara.  (I love your profile picture!)



At 5:46pm on July 12, 2011, Lisa (lost) Lamb said…

Tamara, So sorry for your loss. I lost my husband to lung cancer 5/14/2011. This place has helpped me so much. You will find we all care and we all "get it".  Glad you found us. 


At 1:17pm on July 12, 2011, Mary0830 said…

Hi Tamara,

I'm sorry for your loss, my husband also died of EC.  I hope this group will help you to find support and encouragement. 

At 10:26am on July 9, 2011, Dianne in Nevada said…
Pleased you found us, Tamara.  Take a look around and join our conversations. There is wonderful support here.
At 10:11am on July 9, 2011, wannabmartha said…

So sorry for the reason that you’re here but glad you’ve joined us. You’ll find insight, understanding and support here at Widowed Village. We’re traveling the same road together some further down the road than others.  Join a group when you’re ready to get better connected. Participate in a forum and/or chat anytime. If you have questions, feel free to ask. There is always someone around willing to help.



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