Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Widowhood – Will We Boomers Find a Way to Reshape It, As We Have Already Done With Funerals?

June 28th, 2016

I’ve recently read three excellent books – one a novel – by two NABBW members, both dealing with the topic of widowhood. Life as a widow is not a scenario I’ve ever given much thought to, despite being advised, many decades ago in a collegiate gerontology course, that since women tend to live about five years longer than men, if we don’t want to end up widowed  it’s best to marry a younger man.  (In my defense, I was already married by that time, so couldn’t act on this sage advice.) More recent statistics, provided by WISER, the Women’s Institute... Read More

Celebrating the Holidays Alone

December 8th, 2011

Celebrating the Holidays Alone By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. Are you alone and wondering how you\’ll be celebrating the holidays this year? Whether you\’re divorced or widowed, a single parent or the spouse of a deployed serviceperson, it most likely seemed easier when you had a partner to share in the planning. But now that you\’ll be the one creating the holiday mood, take advantage of the freedom you have to develop customs that are just right for you. 1. Recognize that it won\’t be easy. Perhaps you\’re feeling more vulnerable and out... Read More