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Picture Worth A Thousand Words

Picture Worth A Thousand Words

A picture is worth a thousand words. – As seen by a caregiver

Dedication: -This article is dedicated to the ‘Band of Brothers’ (like the war movie series) my three daughters and I who were in this battle together. We battled for 5 years to give the best care and support to my wife/ their mother. The outcome for each of us may have been very different without each other.

Recently, I was trying to understand why my energy and focus ...

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Time Is Not Enough

Time Is Not Enough

Lasting Healing Is Hard Work – Time is Not Enough

As the holiday period approaches and the New Year beckons, a time of reflection appears. I have always loved this time of year. Everybody is usually in a good mood, open to conversation and the children are very excited which is contagious.

For the last two years, it has been difficult to get excited about the season. But this year has been a little better than last year. It was hard to get ...

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Author of my own misfortune?

Author of my own misfortune?

I have started to review what I have been writing because of two responses to my previous blog.
Dee, a respondent to my last blog, noticed my statement on my lack of friends and she wondered if I was the author of my own misfortune.

My first reaction to this was no way! But in fact, Dee is right. I am the author of my own misfortune. Over the years I allowed myself to depend on my wife to arrange ...

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Is this as good as it gets?

Is this as good as it gets?

Should I be satisfied my life as it is now? And sail into the sunset?

I have heard so many horrors stories about what has happened to some men after their spouse’s have passed away. Quick relationships, quick marriages, divorces, only to land in the same position alone, but this time emotionally scarred and with major financial impact. Is it worth the effort since the consequences of failure are high for me personally and for my relationship with my ...

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Joe’s Irish Journey

Joe’s Irish Journey

Grieving is the same everywhere. Another entry in Joe’s Journal.

I have just come back from a vacation/meet the relatives visit to Ireland. This was my first trip back since my wife died. She was also Irish and came to Canada with me 36 years ago, just after our honeymoon. My close relatives and friends had their first opportunity to confirm that I was not only on the road to recovery but I was the same person they had known. ...

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Life as a Widower – Joe’s Journal

Life as a Widower – Joe’s Journal

A widower has joined the Widowed.ca blog team. Joe was introduced to Widowed.ca as he is a realtor looking to make the buying and selling process easier for widows and widowers. It is great to have a widower’s perspective now available on Widowed.ca. As he mentions, his journey continues and day to day different challenges are faced as a widower. I hope Joe’s story will help you through your own day to day.
Jennifer Black, Founder

Joe’s Story…Life as a Widower

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