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Jul 2
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Should Out-of-Towners Attend Your Spouse's Funeral or Visit Later?

Q. My husband has been desperately ill for a long time, and I’ve been told it’s only a matter of weeks now. Close friends who live far away have asked whether I prefer they fly in for the funeral – or visit me afterward. They can’t do both, because of finances and work commitments. I’m not sure what’s best. What…See More
Jul 2
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Learn to Ask for Help After Your Husband Dies

Q. How can I deal with all the details I must handle now that my husband is no longer here? He died three months ago, and I feel like I’m drowning. How do other women do it?Having to do everything yourself, including the tasks that “he” used to handle, is one of the major challenges of widowhood. Unfortunately, many…See More
Jun 13
Florence Isaacs's blog post was featured

Advice for Widows on Philanthropy

Q. I’m thinking of leaving some money in my will to the college I attended. When my husband was alive, we gave more to his alma mater than mine, and I want to make up for it. Should I let the school know about my plan?  Or is it enough to just mention the bequest in my will?It’s common for widows…See More
May 5
Florence Isaacs posted a blog post

Advice for Widows on Philanthropy

Q. I’m thinking of leaving some money in my will to the college I attended. When my husband was alive, we gave more to his alma mater than mine, and I want to make up for it. Should I let the school know about my plan?  Or is it enough to just mention the bequest in my will?It’s common for widows…See More
May 5
Florence Isaacs's blog post was featured

More Online Dating Tips for Widows, Part Two

Q. I’ve tried online dating on a variety of websites, but have never been interested in continuing to see someone after a first meeting for coffee or lunch. There hasn’t been any chemistry. Any advice? I had a very good marriage and my friends say my standards are too high. But I’m not willing to just “settle.”A…See More
Apr 9
Florence Isaacs posted a blog post

More Online Dating Tips for Widows, Part Two

Q. I’ve tried online dating on a variety of websites, but have never been interested in continuing to see someone after a first meeting for coffee or lunch. There hasn’t been any chemistry. Any advice? I had a very good marriage and my friends say my standards are too high. But I’m not willing to just “settle.”A…See More
Apr 9
Jeanette Anthony liked Florence Isaacs's blog post Ten Online Dating Tips for Widows, Part One
Mar 27
TCGOODWIN commented on Florence Isaacs's blog post A Widow's Dilemma: Should I Ask About a Potential Partner's Health Status?
"I agree that communication in essential to courtship and even marriage (James 1:19) However, with the ongoing prevalence of sexual transmitted diseases, I would highly recommend getting a blood test for STDs. It may sound strange but it…"
Mar 17
Florence Isaacs's blog post was featured

Ten Online Dating Tips for Widows, Part One

Q. I’m considering online dating for the first time since the death of my husband. I have no idea how or where to start. Can you give me some direction?First, select a dating website that feels congenial. This isn’t as easy as it sounds, because so many choices are available. For example, do you want to date people who…See More
Mar 10
Florence Isaacs's blog post was featured

A Widow's Dilemma: Should I Ask About a Potential Partner's Health Status?

Q. My husband was very sick for years before he died. Although I loved him dearly, I’m now ready for a new relationship. But I’m not willing to be a nurse again. I recently met someone and want to know about the state of his health before I get too involved. I need your advice…See More
Feb 19
Florence Isaacs's blog post was featured

How to Help Another Widow

Q. My friend’s husband died several months ago, and she’s having a very hard time. She’s on the verge of becoming a recluse and won’t consider a bereavement group or counseling. How can I help her? I’m a widow myself, but I’ve tried everything I can think of.Not everyone is open to joining a bereavement group or talking to…See More
Jan 23
Florence Isaacs posted a blog post

How to Help Another Widow

Q. My friend’s husband died several months ago, and she’s having a very hard time. She’s on the verge of becoming a recluse and won’t consider a bereavement group or counseling. How can I help her? I’m a widow myself, but I’ve tried everything I can think of.Not everyone is open to joining a bereavement group or talking to…See More
Jan 23
Florence Isaacs's blog post was featured

A Widow's Dilemma: Should I Ask About a Potential Partner's Health Status?

Q. My husband was very sick for years before he died. Although I loved him dearly, I’m now ready for a new relationship. But I’m not willing to be a nurse again. I recently met someone and want to know about the state of his health before I get too involved. I need your advice…See More
Jan 7
Florence Isaacs posted a blog post

A Widow's Dilemma: Should I Ask About a Potential Partner's Health Status?

Q. My husband was very sick for years before he died. Although I loved him dearly, I’m now ready for a new relationship. But I’m not willing to be a nurse again. I recently met someone and want to know about the state of his health before I get too involved. I need your advice…See More
Jan 6
Tashika Sykes liked Florence Isaacs's blog post A Widow Asks: What Constitutes Emotional Cheating?
Dec 29, 2013
 

Widow in the World

By Florence Isaacs

Florence Isaacs is a freelance journalist and author whose books include My Deepest Sympathies, When the Man You Love Is Ill and Just a Note to Say...The Perfect Words for Every Occasion.

In her new monthly blog for LegacyConnect, Florence – a widow herself offers advice to bereaved spouses and partners. Widow in the World is Florence's second blog for LegacyConnect. She also writes Sincere Condolences in which she offers tips on writing thoughtful sympathy notes and answers questions about condolence and eulogy writing, funeral etiquette and more.

 

If you have a question for Florence, please email her at fisaacs@florenceisaacs.com.

Just a Note to Say... My Deepest SympathiesWhat Do You Say When...Here's to You!

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Should Out-of-Towners Attend Your Spouse's Funeral or Visit Later?

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Q. My husband has been desperately ill for a long time, and I’ve been told it’s only a matter of weeks now. Close friends who live far away have asked whether I prefer they fly in for the funeral – or visit me afterward. They can’t…

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Learn to Ask for Help After Your Husband Dies

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Q. How can I deal with all the details I must handle now that my husband is no longer here? He died three months ago, and I feel like I’m drowning. How do other women do it?…

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Advice for Widows on Philanthropy

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 1:55pm 0 Comments

Q. I’m thinking of leaving some money in my will to the college I attended. When my husband was alive, we gave more to his alma mater than mine, and I want to make up for it. Should I let the school know about my plan?  Or is it enough to just mention the…

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More Online Dating Tips for Widows, Part Two

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 12:53pm 0 Comments

Q. I’ve tried online dating on a variety of websites, but have never been interested in continuing to see someone after a first meeting for coffee or lunch. There hasn’t been any chemistry. Any advice? I had a very good marriage and my friends say my standards are too high.…

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At 10:22pm on September 24, 2013, Rowe said…

Florence, did you get my past e mail explaining the loss of my two husbands, one to hypertention, and one to Lung Cancer.. I Am not very good at this computer mailing.. but trying my best

At 4:55pm on May 11, 2013, Charles Gollott said…
My wife of 26 years died almost 4 years ago of colon cancer. I am still having a difficult time. I have lost interest in doing anything productive or enjoyable. I cry regularly. However, I've come to understand that crying can be therapeutic so that doesn't bother me as much as it once did. I have a couple of rooms in the house that I have allowed to become very cluttered and in need of cleaning out. The desire is there to do these tasks but I just can't seem to get up and get started. In my defense, I have a disability which makes it difficult. I am not able financially to pay someone to come in and help me. I feel like I'm caught between the rock and the hard place. Do you or anyone else reading this have any ideas of help?
Charles Gollott

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