Love Never Dies
Tools, Tips & Techniques *
Starting Over Again * Love After Loss
by Gary & Kathy Young, authors,
Loss & Found How We Survived Widowhood
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- How to find a support group in your geographical
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- How to know that you are beginning to heal: The
process can take a long time, and itís hard work, different for everyone.
First, you need to know that there is no timetable for recovery from grief.
After you have done some of the hard work of putting things into
perspective, giving yourself permission to enjoy life (which your spouse
would have wanted you to do), you will gradually see that you are beginning
to look more toward the future than the past. That is the first sign that
you are on the right road. It does not mean that you value your deceased
spouse less, or love him/her less, or will forget anything. It means that
perspective has been reached, corresponding to the real world. Your
fantasies about your spouse returning from the grave, very common, begin to
abate at this point, or close to this point as well.
- How to survive financially after the death of a
spouse: Social Security has provided a small amount of money for burial
expenses, and if you have children below the age of eighteen, and if your
spouse paid into the Social Security system for an adequate number of
quarters, your children will be eligible for benefits until their eighteenth
birthday, and it can add up to a significant amount.
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