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03-Aug-2016 21:39

Before I go any further, please let me recognize that (especially in Catholic life and tradition) there are those of all ages who choose to maintain devotion to their marriage and/or experience an evolution in vocation towards consecrated life in (or out of) a community after the death of a spouse.My own grandmother chose to consider herself a married woman after 47 years with my grandfather and scoffed at any suggestions to the contrary.In my work with grieving families, much of the coaching I do is to help young grieving parents communicate their needs to their friends/relatives so that those close to them, who may not have any previous experience with perinatal death, can be supportive and nurturing rather than adding to the burdens of the grieving.Then, in my own life I became a rare statistic, one of the 1.8% of women in their 40\’s living as widows.Its only been a year and a half since her husband died!\” as extraordinarily harsh to the point of cruelty.What has genuinely surprised me (and the main reason I wanted to write on this topic) is the overbearing sense of expectations I perceive coming from others and how it really hurt me and complicated my healing.

While we need to be cautious and protective of widow/ers who may be so fragile and vulnerable that they could be easily victimized (emotionally, financially or otherwise), I have come to see comments like, \”What do you mean she is dating?

I often wondered if my husband might consider the priesthood if I were to die while he was young enough for that to be an option.



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