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The Hungover Widow
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The Hungover Widow posted a blog post

Patton Oswalt: Why does it take a celebrity to talk about widowhood?

Mainly, this: I am grateful that wonderful online magazine Ravishly asked me to do an article on the media reaction to Patton Oswalt's engagement just 15 months after his wife died. It's the first time a magazine has commissioned me to write for them. Same day deadline. Here it is: http://www.ravishly.com/patton-oswalts-engagement-what-should-grief-look-and-who-are-we-decide.I'm not big…See More
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The Hungover Widow posted a blog post

What I Want You to Know about Widowhood on "Ravishly"

I am grateful to have my first article up on "Ravishly," a cool online magazine for women, about the topic closest to my heart: The importance of reaching out to the widowed (even if it feels awkward to talk about death). For me, loneliness was the worst part of being widowed. It almost destroyed me. Here's the link: http://www.ravishly.com/what-i-want-you-know-about-widowhood.It's funny too. I go through what not to say…See More
Jun 29
The Hungover Widow commented on The Hungover Widow's blog post My Father's Day Tribute in "Modern Loss"
"Hi Diane, Thanks for the kind comments on my writing. I've never been to Csmp Widow. I'll have to look into it.i am in Northern CA"
Jun 14
Patience (Diane) commented on The Hungover Widow's blog post My Father's Day Tribute in "Modern Loss"
"I just read your Father's day tribute. I'm so glad your father is in your life and doing well. I always enjoy reading your words. BTW, are you by any chance thinking of attending Camp Widow San Diego in August?  I am from NJ... and…"
Jun 14
The Hungover Widow commented on The Hungover Widow's blog post My Father's Day Tribute in "Modern Loss"
"Thank you Athena53 for the great comments. I did fix the link, finally! Your story about your mom and dad preparing for your mom's death was so touching. I was really moved."
Jun 14
Athena53 commented on The Hungover Widow's blog post My Father's Day Tribute in "Modern Loss"
"You need to fix your link- it works if you get rid of the http:// that accidentally got stuck on the end. Great article, though.  My mother died the month before my husband.  Very different circumstances:  Mom was 85, my husband was…"
Jun 13
The Hungover Widow posted a blog post

My Father's Day Tribute in "Modern Loss"

My latest article is in the wonderful online publication "Modern Loss." It's a father's day tribute to my dad who raised me after my mom died when I was ten. We became even closer when he helped me see that life could still be worth living after I lost my George in 2013. Here it is if you'd like to read it: http://modernloss.com/father-grief-mentor/ I so appreciate your patience with my posting links instead of actual posts. See More
Jun 12
Athena53 commented on The Hungover Widow's blog post Coping with Coming Home to an Empty House
"Interesting point about OurTime- I joined just to browse (not ready to take off my wedding band so definitely not ready for dating!).  I can weed out a lot of their suggested matches in the daily e-mails they send me:  the smokers, the…"
May 29
The Hungover Widow commented on The Hungover Widow's blog post Coping with Coming Home to an Empty House
"Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. I often don't feel like much of an inspiration. I tried Our Time foo and didn't feel comfortable. Take care."
May 28
The Hungover Widow posted a blog post

A Widow's Galentine to Her Girlfriends

My Valentine to my yoga tribe is in Modern Loss, an online journal about coping with grief. This is the link to the article: A Widow's Galentine to her Girlfriends.  It's about how making women friends really helped me to cope with my loneliness as a widow.  It's a turning point for me because I was a crazy online dater for a while after George died and this is in part how I got healthier about finding…See More
Feb 13
The Hungover Widow posted a blog post

Coping with Coming Home to an Empty House

So I went to the Women's March in Walnut Creek, CA. And it was exhilarating. Then to the memorial of a friend's mother. I was so grateful to be doing these things with friends, women in my writers group. Being connected and coping with loneliness have been my biggest challenges. But then it's home to my lovely, but empty, house, leading to my latest blog post here:…See More
Jan 24
The Hungover Widow posted a blog post

What I Learned My This Year as a Widow

Sorry to post this way, but I have a blog and I'm too lazy to type things twice. April 10, 2016 marked my third year as a widow.I learned a lot this year about making friends, writing and discovering solo travel. Here's my site,http://www.thehungoverwidow.com/.
Dec 30, 2016
The Hungover Widow posted a blog post

Widowed over the Holidays

I have a new blogpost on getting through the holidays after loss. I'm shifting my perspective, trying to laugh at the absurdity and feeling a bit of gratitude. It's here: http://www.thehungoverwidow.com/widowed-over-the-holidays/. It's also a paean to my broken dishwasher.
Nov 20, 2016
The Hungover Widow posted a blog post

10 Things Not to Say to Widow on RD

I'm in Readers Digest with this article: http://www.rd.com/advice/relationships/never-say-to-widow/. Maybe it'll help with awareness and tactlessness. I write from my own experiences. I'm on vacation without my husband and it's hard to do stuff you always thought you'd do together. When I see older couples in my tour group help eachother over cobbled streets I get a pang.
Oct 17, 2016
Dadof4inSF commented on The Hungover Widow's blog post From Married to Mutant
"Mutation into someone foreign?   No,  I also think it's about growth and maturation.  I heard someone say that all marriages end (unfortunately) in death or divorce.  This reminds me that life is short...too short to stay…"
Aug 29, 2016
SweetMelissa2007 commented on The Hungover Widow's blog post From Married to Mutant
"Mutate -no ... My 9 years have been about growth & maturity ... I never searched for a magic cure for grief, I educated myself on the purpose of grief & emotions always believing this journey would bring me full circle to where I needed to…"
Aug 26, 2016

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Patton Oswalt: Why does it take a celebrity to talk about widowhood?

Posted on July 17, 2017 at 2:46am 0 Comments

Mainly, this: I am grateful that wonderful online magazine Ravishly asked me to do an article on the media reaction to Patton Oswalt's engagement just 15 months after his wife died. It's the first time a magazine has commissioned me to write for them. Same day deadline. Here it is:… Continue

What I Want You to Know about Widowhood on "Ravishly"

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 4:18am 0 Comments

I am grateful to have my first article up on "Ravishly," a cool online magazine for women, about the topic closest to my heart: The importance of reaching out to the widowed (even if it feels awkward to talk about death). For me, loneliness was the worst part of being widowed. It almost destroyed me. Here's the link: http://www.ravishly.com/what-i-want-you-know-about-widowhood.



It's funny too. I go through… Continue

My Father's Day Tribute in "Modern Loss"

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 6:30pm 4 Comments

My latest article is in the wonderful online publication "Modern Loss." It's a father's day tribute to my dad who raised me after my mom died when I was ten. We became even closer when he helped me see that life could still be worth living after I lost my George in 2013. Here it is if you'd like to read it: http://modernloss.com/father-grief-mentor/ I so appreciate your patience with my posting links instead of actual…

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My Latest Blog Post: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself if You're Ready to Date

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 8:24am 0 Comments

I'm blogging again. My latest is about plunging back into dating too soon. Here are five questions I wish I'd seriously considered before jumping in: http://www.thehungoverwidow.com/dating-for-widows-and-widowers-5-questions-to-ask-yourself-if-youre-ready-to-date/



My blog is "The Hungover Widow." With apologies for this format, but I'm too lazy to retype.… Continue

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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 (Diane) 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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