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Widow: A Survival Guide for the First Year

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This book takes new widows on a journey from the first difficult days of widowhood through 12 months of self-discovery. Along the way, you will learn how to handle emotional challenges such as suddenly being alone; how to tackle painful tasks including cleaning out hubby's closet; and how to re-enter the world again in terms of work, personal development and socializing. G ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published August 19th 2012 by Msi Press
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By: Joanna Romer
Published By: Msi Press
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

"Widow: A Survival guide for the First Year" by Romer presented some very good advice for any women who is or has experienced be a widow. This advice to so well needed especially during the year after the death of a husband. I liked how this author presented her own story of being found alone and 'uses her emotional and occasionally humorous story as the backbone for this self-help guide that ta
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While I am not a widow and am unfamiliar with comp titles that may better address the subject, I imagine Widow will comfort and constructively steer readers who are overwhelmed by grief and otherwise at a loss for direction or frame of reference. Clearly written for widows, creative reading also reveals a useful resource for anyone undergoing difficult transition, particularly those facing new and unexpected independence.

Joanna Romer's advice is that of a well-meaning and flawed (read: real) fr
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Joanna Romer is the author of WIDOW: A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE FIRST YEAR; THE WIDOWER'S GUIDE TO A NEW LIFE (nominated for a Book-of-the-Year award); CREATIVE AGING: A BABY BOOMER'S GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL LIVING (co-authored with Cheryl Vassiliadis); and DIVORCED! SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES FOR SINGLES OVER FORTY. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle and other publicati ...more

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