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Coping With Valentine’s Day After Your Husband’s Death

4 Ways to Cope With Valentine’s Day After Your Husband’s Death

How do you survive your first Valentine’s Day as a widow? After your husband dies any Valentine’s Day is hard, but the first February 14 is particularly painful. These ideas for coping with Valentine’s Day after a husband’s death are inspired by a reader’s comment and question. February 14 is hard not just because she’s a widow, but because it’s also their wedding anniversary.

Pet Memorial Sympathy Gift After a Dog Dies

8 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Someone Whose Pet Died

This isn’t just a list of pet sympathy gifts and memorials; I also included stories of how pet owners memorialize their beloved dogs and cats. These sympathy gifts and pet memorials will help ease the pain, especially if the owner feels guilty about the dog or cat’s death.

Grief for My Husband

Comfort and Hope as You Grieve Your Husband’s Death

I recently picked up a book called It’s Ok That You’re Not Okay by a widow who witnessed the accidental drowning of her young, fit husband. “Grief for my husband” may have been the reason Megan Devine wrote her book and started the Refuge in Grief website, but her insights and practical tips for coping with grief will help anyone coping with loss.

How to Cope With Sadness When You Miss Your Mom

4 Ways to Cope When You Miss Your Mom

“I miss my mom,” was all I could think on the plane from Montreal to Vancouver. It’s not Mother’s Day and I’ve never been sentimental, but watching a French mom soothe her toddler to sleep made me miss my own mother.