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Widows Wear Stilettos: A Practical and Emotional Guide for the Young Widow

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Widowhood is a frightening prospect for any woman, but becoming a widow in one's forties, thirties, or twenties can be terrifying. Widows Wear Stilettos deals sensitively with the many problems and questions facing the young widow: depression and grief, helping children cope, facing in-laws, and returning to work. The authors also address practical concerns including finan ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by New Horizon Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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cheesy and lacking in perspective. no acknowledgement of suicide as a separate cause of young widow-hood (a huge oversight). This just came out, but we already need a gen-x (rather than boomer) version of this book. Assumes all young widows have children to worry about.
The subtitle sums it up--a practical guide--gives tips about taking care of yourself physically, doing the physical "business" of widowhood, and taking care of your children. The second part of the subtitle--an emtional guide--discusses the unique situations YOUNG widows face. This is the first book I've found that addresses the challenges of YOUNG widowhood.

However--it is NOT a book to be read straight through for a NEW young widow. It is written in retrospect and after time you will get a poin
LaNita Herlem
As a widow almost 5 years out from my husband's death, I found the early chapters of this book to be very relative to my early years as a widow, especially the first and second year. (Wish I had this book back then!) While it was somewhat tedious to read those (been there, done that) it was also a great reminder of how far I have come since then. Once I got to the second half of the book, I could not put it down. These chapters I can probably come back to read a few years from now and still lear ...more
It started out pretty good, It is like a workbook. You answer the questions, and revisit them in 6 months to a year. BUT then it covers everything in widowhood. From a how to handle everything after the loss of your husband. To wear or not wear your rings. Dating, marriage. Since I am no where there I kinda moved forward. But this will be on my nook shelf because if I ever get there, it will have a lot of info. Overall a good read.
While this widow wears Doc Martens, I found this book to be very helpful if you discover it early enough in the grieving process. Being almost a year and a half out, I found it to be interesting but found myself nodding in places as opposed to finding more help. It's not bad but there were huge sections I skipped (like recipes) because they simply were irrelevant.
I read this book for work and it was pretty good. It is very practical and written by a widow and out of her personal experience. She includes her sense of humor throughout the book which helps.
Practical advice in a lighter format than some on this topic.
A little silly, but good bits
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