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The Hungover Widow
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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 after my George. He was the best. The article is…


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 beginner’s mind to reach out and make new friends, it starts:…


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.…


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: . 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.


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.
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