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Financial Tips for When Death Happens

This is a large complex topic that often is the biggest burden after a death. Finances can be a challenge and often a point of contention in marriage and life. After a death, it can explode in your face or provide a soft cushion for security. This article is not intended to be all inclusive…
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Widow Tips for Couples – Planning for THAT

Having traveled this journey people often ask us what they should do. What are our tips to couples? First, if you have lost someone recently, our deepest sympathies go out to you and your loved ones. You may be in grief or anticipatory grief and planning ahead. Take it slow. If you are planning ahead…
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THE Ring – Wondering What to Do?

THE ring ... What to do with THE ring? Do I wear it? Do I take it off?  How long do I wear it? What does it mean if I wear it? What does it mean if I take it off?  Is it too soon? Is it too long? Do I continue to wear it…
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The Twisted Widow Journey

Many have defined stages of grief and the ways to get through grief. We have even discussed several of these stages in our blog. In truth and as we have stated many times, this journey is convoluted, twisted and very hard to define. It is also very personal and unique to you. Though we may…
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Help in Time of Need – How you can help others in grief

First of all, let us say that there is no way we would have gotten through the time of our husband’s passing without the assistance of others and the overflowing amount of love and help that we received. Many times, we didn’t know what we needed or how to ask. It was at these times…
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TV Death and Reality – Death is not tidy

Just recently, Jeni was watching a show where one of the characters died unexpectedly. In this particular episode, they were having the reading of the will. To so and so… I bequeath this book with a personalized note of what this person meant to me. To so and so … I give this box of…
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A New Direction

2019 has been a year to focus on reaching more people with our blog and increasing our effectiveness in assisting others. One of the questions we keep hearing is what age makes you a “young” widow. We, ourselves, struggled with answering this question. Teresa was 43 when she became a widow and Jeni was 40.…
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Good thing, Bad Thing…Who knows?

I recently watched a webinar with Srikumar Rao and Mindvalley Academy. In his presentation, Dr. Rao talked about reframing items in our life that we would normally label as bad or good and not judge them until time allows them to play out in our life. Good and bad can come from any event in…
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Father’s Day Thoughts

Today is the day that we celebrate our fathers. Normally, we envision celebrating the day WITH our fathers. What do we do when our father is deceased? What do we do when our husband is deceased and their father is no longer there to celebrate with them? What do you do? If you have lost…
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Acceptance – The Journey – Teresa’s Story

After the death of my husband, Kris, I remember hearing that with the words new normal. I railed at that idea. New Normal - there wasn’t such a thing. I denied this thing called new normal and “moving on”. There was never going to be a new normal ever going to happen in my life.…
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