This section of Widowed Village is devoted to our Middle Widowed members. Soaring Spirits defines middle widowed as anyone who has been widowed from three to five years.
Our Middle Widowed community members often appear to their friends and family as if they have their lives together, and are no longer in need of emotional support related to their person’s death. At this time, support networks may not regularly acknowledge the birthday or death anniversary of your person. Life seems to have ‘moved on’ and others may forget important dates (birthdays, anniversaries or death anniversary dates) or not ask how you are coping with any regularity.
Some widowed people experience severe fatigue during this time. They may be exhausted by the work of making it through each day managing on their own the responsibilities once handled by two people. Life milestones may come along more frequently (births, other deaths, graduations, and marriages) without the opportunity to share them with your person, enhancing the missing of the one you love. Many widowed people enter new relationships during this time, further cementing the idea in the minds of the people around them that they have ‘moved on.’ The reality is that love never dies, and that grief revisits us even as we craft a new life that we love.
Access to a supportive community, like the one available through Soaring Spirits, can provide both comfort and hope as you face the challenges of living a new life after the death of your person. This page is full of resources designed specifically for this time of widowhood. We want you to know that you are not alone, and that in Soaring Spirits you’ve found a community that will walk with you through all the days ahead.