Do You Feel Like You are Losing Your Mind? By Maureen Kramlinger
"Not only have I lost my husband, but I've also lost my mind." The death of a loved one forces us to make quick decisions about final arrangements, financial matters and the like. On top of that, our minds are preoccupied with our grief and all that we have lost.
Grief and Loneliness: Me and My Shadow By Maureen Kramlinger
What is it about loneliness that makes us want to hide the fact that we are lonely? Anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one naturally feels a gaping space in daily life and a cavernous emptiness within. Why don’t we talk more about it?
Mourner's Questions By Maureen Kramlinger
The question may arise initially from a bewildered heart: “I can’t believe this is happening. How will I ever do this?” This poignant phrasing betrays an acute sense of helplessness. Some newly bereaved persons may be literally unable to imagine life without a loved one. They may wonder whether they can go on and whether they want to make the effort.
If You Are Over 65 and a Widow. Helpful Tips for the Newly Bereaved. One Widow's Perspective By Maureen Kramlinger
Three out of four women outlive their spouses. The average age of widowhood is 56, and only 7 out of 100 of these widows will remarry. By age 65, more than half of all married American women are widowed.