Category Archives: Loss of a Wife

Life after Caregiving: AfterTalk Inspirational 3.7.19

I was a caregiver for my wife. She had symptoms shortly before we were married and she was diagnosed after 2 years of marriage with MS. We were married for 50 years and she was progressive for the last 25 or so. The last several years were very intensive care at home. I did have

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Joe Biden’s heartfelt speech on grief

Joe Biden’s heartfelt speech on grief From the Washington Post, May 2015 Perhaps more than any other American politician, we have a sense of how Joe Biden processes grief. The vice president, who is mourning the loss of his 46-year-old son, Beau, today, has lived through unimaginable tragedy. His first wife and 13-month-old-daughter, Naomi, died in

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I Lost My Wife: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.10.17

Editor’s note: this was written in response to the essay “The “D” Word by Peggy Amler published by AfterTalk on July 20th of this year. Here is a link to the essay: The “D” Word: AfterTalk Inspirational for 7.20.17 “I Lost My Wife…” by Rick Drew I really understand your complex feeling. I lost my

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Thanks Grief by Patton Oswalt:Inspirational Quote 2.23.17

WARNING. THIS POST CONTAINS SOME HARSH LANGUAGE THAT SOME OF YOU WILL FIND OBJECTIONABLE. WE APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE IF YOU CHOSE TO READ IT AND ARE OFFENDED. Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt’s wife, writer Michelle McNamara,  died last year one week after her 46th birthday from a combination of prescription medications and an undiagnosed heart

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Inspirational Quote 6.4.15 Raymond Carver about Grieving

[Editor: Raymond Carver is among the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. If you’ve seen the movie Birdman which won the Oscar for Best Picture this year, the play performed in it is adapted from a Raymond Carver short story. This is his poem about grieving.] Woke up early this morning and from my bed

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