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The Hungover Widow
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The Hungover Widow posted a blog post

My Essay is in The NY Times Modern Love Column

This was one of my dreams, to be in the New York Times’ Modern Love column. What’s weird is the article is online today and in print on Sunday. Saturday would have been my wedding anniversary. Eerie dates. Mixed emotions. It’s a humorous essay, but it’s really about not finding anyone after my George. He…See More
Mar 23
SweetMelissa2007 commented on The Hungover Widow's blog post Cooing with Loneliness: Making New Friends after Widowhood
"My insight told me I had changed - I abandoned everyone to walk my journey through grief alone as it was meant to be b/c I needed to console myself to heal w/out judgement, work out my emotions & learn to cope w/all that was happening ... Anger…"
Mar 14
The Hungover Widow posted a blog post

Cooing with Loneliness: Making New Friends after Widowhood

My blog post that’s gotten the biggest response by far was on the loneliness that comes with the second year of widowhood when people just seem to vanish. So, trying to be positive, my latest is about using a beginner’s mind to reach out and make new friends, it starts:We are lonely.The hard part is that…See More
Mar 14
iunderthefarmhouse commented on The Hungover Widow's blog post To help the widowed, let us talk about our marriages.
"Awesome picture, Debbie!  You two are the cutest in the land, I mean that straight from the heart. I truly love reading your blog, please keep writing. Sending you a hug for the warmth that radiates toward my semi-frozen heart from this…"
Feb 10
The Hungover Widow replied to Mike's discussion Struggling to get by. in the group Widowed in 2017
"Dear Mike, i lost my husband, my beloved George, in April 2013. I did not want to go on. I dragged myself to yoga, to writing. I gardened. And it all seeemd so meaningless. But about three Years in (sorry, that long), I felt better. I had made some…"
Jan 14
The Hungover Widow commented on The Hungover Widow's blog post To help the widowed, let us talk about our marriages.
"What a beautiful story Rainy!"
Jan 10
Rainy (Misty) commented on The Hungover Widow's blog post To help the widowed, let us talk about our marriages.
"Jerry and I weren't married.  Our hearts were and we would have made it legal eventually.  Jerry had some manageable health issues he was 17 yrs my senior.  He was a widow.  His wife had been gone for 7 yrs when I started…"
Jan 10
soulmate commented on The Hungover Widow's blog post To help the widowed, let us talk about our marriages.
"I just read your piece. It's real and I love it!! (Beautiful picture too!) To be honest I would love a question like this "So David, tell me something different. What did you and your wife struggle with in your marriage? What tested both…"
Jan 8
Sheryls commented on The Hungover Widow's blog post To help the widowed, let us talk about our marriages.
"so sorry for your loss! What a beautiful couple! You are just about 4 years younger than me. We never expect to be widows so young, do we? I think that is such a hard part of loss, losing ourselves! What do we do now? I know my life was turned…"
Jan 4
Callie2 commented on The Hungover Widow's blog post To help the widowed, let us talk about our marriages.
"Such a cute young couple! I don't know what's wrong with some people. Maybe they are afraid if we begin talking about our marriages, we will start crying? However, if you were in a group with other widows/widowers, it would seem quite…"
Dec 27, 2017
The Hungover Widow posted a blog post

To help the widowed, let us talk about our marriages.

My holiday piece for the Huffington Post: If you want to help the widowed, let us talk about our marriages. This came out of a dinner where friends were talking about having a good marriage, but seemed to ignore me whenever I chimed in. That’s George and I in 1983. We were together 32 years.…See More
Dec 25, 2017
The Hungover Widow commented on lowrsr (Sherry)'s blog post Year Two
"The second year was my worst. I was no longer numb. I was trying to do positive things, and trying to change made me realize I was alone."
Dec 25, 2017
Mandy left a comment for The Hungover Widow
"That is okay! I love reading your blog it is Christmas and I am sitting here and all my kids are sleeping, I am thinking about my husband, I am angry that he left so soon, but yet I remembering all the joy and laughter he brought to our live. Merry…"
Dec 25, 2017
The Hungover Widow posted a blog post

Blogs for Widowed people

 Hey, first I was excited that my blog, “The Hungover WIdow,” made this list by Feedspot of the top 50 blogs for Widowed People. Here’s the link:https://blog.feedspot.com/widow_blogs/ . I am grateful that folks on this site read my blog.And I’m still lying in bed because it’s the holidays and I have very little family. Love, Debbie See More
Dec 19, 2017
soulmate commented on The Hungover Widow's blog post Writing Publicly on Emotional Abuse
"Amazing article, blog. (I'm using a laptop with small keys and I keep hitting the wrong ones)  Sometimes I will read a blog that "Wakes me up" and yours did that. I thought of my own choices the past year. Yes, I have been in…"
Nov 26, 2017
Gary'swife commented on The Hungover Widow's blog post Writing Publicly on Emotional Abuse
"Congrats!  Great article.  Hope Thanksgiving goes well."
Nov 20, 2017

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My Essay is in The NY Times Modern Love Column

Posted on March 23, 2018 at 2:20am 0 Comments

This was one of my dreams, to be in the New York Times’ Modern Love column. What’s weird is the article is online today and in print on Sunday. Saturday would have been my wedding anniversary. Eerie dates. Mixed emotions. It’s a humorous essay, but it’s really about not finding anyone…

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Cooing with Loneliness: Making New Friends after Widowhood

Posted on March 14, 2018 at 4:59am 1 Comment

My blog post that’s gotten the biggest response by far was on the loneliness that comes with the second year of widowhood when people just seem to vanish. So, trying to be positive, my latest is about using a…

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To help the widowed, let us talk about our marriages.

Posted on December 25, 2017 at 9:26am 6 Comments

My holiday piece for the Huffington Post: If you want to help the widowed, let us talk about our marriages. This came out of a dinner where friends were talking about having a good marriage, but seemed to ignore me whenever I chimed in. That’s George and I in 1983. We were together 32 years.…

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Blogs for Widowed people

Posted on December 19, 2017 at 9:03am 0 Comments

 Hey, first I was excited that my blog, “The Hungover WIdow,” made this list by Feedspot of the top 50 blogs for Widowed People. Here’s the link:https://blog.feedspot.com/widow_blogs/ . I am grateful that folks on this site read my blog.

And I’m still lying in bed because it’s the holidays and I have very little family. Love, Debbie 

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At 2:48am on December 25, 2017, Mandy said…

That is okay! I love reading your blog it is Christmas and I am sitting here and all my kids are sleeping, I am thinking about my husband, I am angry that he left so soon, but yet I remembering all the joy and laughter he brought to our live. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

At 1:38pm on July 25, 2015, Brucer said…

Hi The Hungover Widow,

I am very sorry for your loss and I hope you can slowly find peace on this journey. I have found this website to be helpful and I think you will too.

I wish you my very best.

Bruce

At 6:25pm on July 24, 2015, Patience said…
Welcome to Widville, The Hungover Widow. I am truly sorry for your loss, and hope you find caring support and friendship here.
Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Click the link at the top of the page. You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place. I look forward to getting to know you here in Widville. Take care of yourself.
 
 
 

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