The death of a loved one is devastating, and can leave us questioning our new path. Will I ever want to find love again, and if so, how do I find it? What is appropriate behavior for a fifty-four-year-old widowed senior? Should I explore dating sites? Meet women in bars? Rely on introductions from friends? The questions far outnumber the answers.
Dennis and Hope Freed had a fulfilling marriage. Over the course of thirty-two years they built a home, created a loving family, and shared all their dreams with one another and their two sons. Then Hope got cancer. She fought a long, brave battle, but it was one she couldn’t win. Dennis Freed’s beloved wife and best-trusted friend had gone, leaving him alone to figure out a future he’d never imagined.
As he sorted through what society expected of a long-term caregiver and widower, Dennis eventually emerged from mourning, his heart ready for life’s next chapter. Nervously, he began to go out with women again, and endured all the awkward—and hilarious—embarrassments a man who hadn’t been on a date in decades might expect. He kept on trying, embracing and trusting the process. Love, Loss, and Awakening chronicles a courageous and uplifting journey through sorrow, the search for new love, and the rediscovery of happiness.
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This is a story of digging deep after loss, finding that being with another is worth the risk, and staying open to lessons both human and Divine. At times an excruciating memoir of living with cancer, at others, a combination of 'How To' and, more useful, 'How NOT To' of middle-aged dating. Those who have loved deeply will be reminded of what they have or have lost. For others, it's the promise of how good a relationship can be. It has a happy ending, yet acknowledges that seeking love must always include a willingness to lose again. --Cynthia Wall, LCSW, author of The Courage to Trust:A Guide to Building Deep and Lasting Relationships
Get ready to cry, laugh, cringe, and howl with wonder and delight as you go through Dennis Freed's amazing experiences after the loss of his wife. He offers heartfelt real-life insights on how to cope with the despair and overcome the pain so you can face the world and find love and happiness anew. --Paul J. Krupin, author of Words People Love to HearSimple Verbal Recipes for Making the People Around You Feel Good
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Freed presents a look at life on life's terms. Any man who experiences loss either by death. disease, or divorce will find parts of himself in these pages. It is through the aftermath that this book leads in an honest, heartfelt, and often humorous way to recovery. Recommended highly.