Category Archives: Grieving for a husband

That Last Day: AfterTalk Inspirational: 5.2.19

    That Last Day by Leah Cumberworth It’s been over a year since Jim died. But I still can’t “get over” that last day. I am almost obsessed with that day, going over and over the events, and feeling my heart break over and over again. For about five years, we had been dealing

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“How do I live without…” AfterTalk Inspirational 1.24.19

by Louise McOrmond-Plummer The crie de coeur of most people when a loved one dies, seems to be “How do I live without him/her”? There’s no doubting that this is one of the most daunting aspects of grief and loss. People are being asked to do what may have been completely unimaginable to them. Certainly it felt

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The Toaster

The Toaster By Peggy Amler I was alone… permanently, not temporarily. My husband had passed. It was still recent enough that it felt like he soon would be home, as though he had been out simply to run some errands. I was making breakfast and the toaster broke. One of the two levers wouldn’t stay

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A Widow’s Understanding…AfterTalk Inspirational 8.24.17

From This Day Forward:  A Widow’s Understanding of Continuing Bonds By Louise McOrmond-Plummer The loss of Ken, my beloved husband of thirty years, to cancer in 2016 was so devastating that I am persuaded that the grief may, in varying degrees, be lifelong. However, the speed with which advice to “Let go and Move on”

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A Letter to Myself: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.17.17

A Letter To Myself Dear Peggy, Your David is gone.  You have experienced an immeasurable loss. Never before have you felt such deep emotional and gut wrenching pain.  Keep in mind use of the word ‘experienced.’   Use that word instead of ‘suffered’ because you don’t want to get stuck in ‘suffering.’  ‘Suffering’ is not the

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