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The Dark Side of Loss: Caregiver Guilt and Relearning Life

I have another article in Woman's Day magazine. It's about dealing with grief after George died of metastasized male breast cancer. And about how I had to start doing things on my own for the first time. It's called "How I Dealt with the Dark Aftermath of My Husband's Unexpected Death."

This is the url:

You can also find it by going to the Woman's Day site and searching for me, Debbie Weiss. I've also had articles published there on living alone and Sexuslity as a widow. Or on Facebook, I list my articles on my blog page, The Hungover Widow.

I learned there are groups who offer support and info on male breast cancer. Grateful they reached out. Feeling homesick. Love, Debbie

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Comment by Maria Louisa on April 16, 2016 at 8:40am

Thanks for posting, I am also trying to find my way. My husband died of prostate cancer in 2012, after 8 months of illness. I miss him so. But I am also trying to complete some projects - like a new patio garden out side of my bedroom. He would have been the one to do those outside practical things. 

I also took a part time job on the weekends - just see people. It is a tiny country market. I like that I see people without having to make a big plan each weekend. I live in a rural area, so most of the people I see in the market are my friends. 

Comment by The Hungover Widow on April 13, 2016 at 11:05am
Thank you so much for letting me know you could relate! It helps to know we're not alone!
Comment by deaf widow on April 13, 2016 at 3:36am

I read your article in Woman's Day, and really related to your story.  My hubby died from cancer, too.  I, too, feel guilt as his caretaker.  Thank you, Debbie!

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