Happily Even After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond) the Grief of Widowhood [NOOK Book]

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The issues that surround the loss of a spouse are numerous and complex. A very small sampling of these issues include helping children cope with a parent's death, re-entering the workplace and eventually re-entering the world of dating, love and intimacy; as well as moving through a profoundly emotional period. The widowed must find a way to accept and deal with these oftentimes conflicting and confusing emotions while being expected to "carry on and carry forward" by those around them. The widowed must also ...
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Happily Even After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond) the Grief of Widowhood

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Overview

The issues that surround the loss of a spouse are numerous and complex. A very small sampling of these issues include helping children cope with a parent's death, re-entering the workplace and eventually re-entering the world of dating, love and intimacy; as well as moving through a profoundly emotional period. The widowed must find a way to accept and deal with these oftentimes conflicting and confusing emotions while being expected to "carry on and carry forward" by those around them. The widowed must also adjust financially and legally; as well as be available to children that inevitably look to their surviving parent for guidance and support. Whether newly widowed or widowed for many years, those who has suffered the loss of a spouse have many questions that need answering and they likely know no one who is adequately qualified to answer those questions.

Award-winning author and grief recovery expert, Carole Brody Fleet follows up the critically acclaimed: "Widows Wear Stilettos" with the aptly-titled, Happily Even After, the first and only book of its kind; answering the most common questions that the widowed generally have both immediately following a spouse's death as well as months and even years thereafter. These questions are excerpted from thousands of actual letters received by the author and the responses are from the author's own perspective; based upon considerable personal and professional experience and insight.

Since the questions featured are the more commonly asked questions by those who are themselves widowed, readers will likely find answers to most of the questions that they have concerning widowhood; dealing with everything from child rearing as a widowed parent to coping with relatives who fancy themselves financial wizards, to the "rules of intimacy"...and a wide-ranging variety of subjects in between. In her warm, witty and wise tone, Carole walks widows through the shock and overwhelming sadness and back into the land of the living. Whether you are a young woman in the early years of a marriage, a Golden Anniversary celebrant or a "widow of the heart" who lost a signifigant other with no legal claims, Fleet will hold your hand and offer you practical tools for any problem you may face. Most importantly, Happily EVEN After will help you reclaim YOU.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936740239
  • Publisher: Cleis Press [Start]
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 180,075
  • File size: 721 KB

Meet the Author

Carole Brody Fleet is the award-winning author of "Widows Wear Stilettos: A Practical and Emotional Guide for the Young Widow," (New Horizon Press); "Happily EVEN After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond!) the Grief of Widowhood" (Viva Editions, 2012), as well as the author and executive producer of the bestselling CD, entitled, "Widows Wear Stilettos: What Now?". She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Widows Wear Stilettos, Inc.

Using a fresh approach and putting a unique twist on her topics, Ms. Fleet is a popular motivational speaker to those who have been touched by the pain and challenge of loss; regardless of age. With her own inimitable message of "What Now and What Next", Ms. Fleet educates, motivates, inspires, enlightens and offers practical, emotional and even humorous guidance to the millions who have experienced loss, tragedy or a challenge in their lives.

Ms. Fleet also speaks to general audiences of all ages; addressing such issues as goal-setting and achievement; overcoming obstacles; time management; stress management; work and life balance; "leadership or "leaner-ship"; giving back / effecting change and "finding the powerful voice within" - and does so in an uplifting, witty manner.

Ms. Fleet makes guest appearances on national, regional and local television; appears as a regular guest on numerous radio programs in the United States and Canada and is a featured expert in many well-known international and national magazines, newspapers and websites in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. She addresses a wide variety of topics; including, but not limited to: caregiving, illness and loss / post-loss issues; as well as matters relating to financial transition after loss or divorce; raising children who have lost a parent; re-entering the world of dating and love and most importantly, making a return to a fulfilling and abundant life after the loss of a spouse; as well as after any kind of loss, tragedy, challenge or life difficulty.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    An excellent book for a terrible time

    This book is like talking to a friend about everything you're experiencing with your loss. Questions you can't ask people who are not widowed or left behind - answered with grace and complete honesty. Truly an uplifting book for any woman suffering through a loss.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2014

    The best book out there for anyone who has lost a loved one Yes

    The best book out there for anyone who has lost a loved one

    Yesterday I saw author Carole Brody Fleet on HUFFPOLIVE talking with Nate Berkus about love and loss and what to hold on to and i immediately ran out and got a copy of the HAPPILY EVEN AFTER. I lost my husband a year ago and went through a really hard time - emotionally, financially, and in every possible way. Carole's book is already helping me. It is a funny thing with widowhood, as you feel so alone. And, at night, you usually are alone for the first time in years. So, Carole's warm, friendly and oh-so helpful voice really comes across in the book. When it gets too hard, (usually at bedtime) I can now read this book and feel like I have a friend who lost her husband before I did and can offer excellent advice on every aspect of widowhood and how to get though and beyond the pain. Bravo to Carole Brody Fleet for lighting the way in the darkness for all us widows!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    Grief is one of the most difficult emotions to write about and y

    Grief is one of the most difficult emotions to write about and yet Carole Brody Fleet did just that and she did it beautifully.
    This book gives hope when a person is in despair. She wrote with words that anyone could relate to. It is clear she knows
    what she’s talking about and that she has been through the same things. She names what you’re going through, and lets people
     know that their feeling are not abnormal. Grief is Grief and it okay to feel what you’re feeling- whatever that might be.  

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