Dating after living together
The following tips for living alone after the death of a spouse are inspired by a reader on my article for grieving widows. I have two grown sons but nothing or no one can take the place of my husband.
“I miss my husband so much,” says Jan on What to Do When Grief Overwhelms You. I cry almost every day and I don’t know how to live alone.
“His death is the hardest thing that I have gone through. He was my soul mate, my friend and so many other things to me. I get frightened when I think of the future without my husband.”What advice have you already received about living alone after your husband dies?
I welcome your big and little thoughts in the comments section below.
Here are five thoughts on how to live alone after the death of a spouse.
They may not meet your needs, but I hope they help you feel less alone.
I’m an introvert and I’d choose to live alone after the death of my spouse because I’ve always been happiest alone. Consider sharing your home with a short-term roommate or tenant.
If you haven’t experienced a loved one’s death, you may be overwhelmed by the variety and surprising emotions you feel!If money is part of your problem living alone after the death of a spouse, read 6 Ways to Take Control of Your Finances.I bet you didn’t expect “get a pet dog or cat” to be one of the tips for living alone after your husband dies.In the weeks and months following the loss of your husband, you may be numb with shock.Or, you may feel overwhelmed by a wide range of heartrending, and at times conflicting, emotions.
These practical tips and ideas will help you figure out how to live alone after your husband dies. In , Lois Mowday Rabey describes her firsthand experience of confusion and devastation after her husband’s death.