Widow: A Survival Guide for the First Year

Widow: A Survival Guide for the First Year

by Joanna Romer


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ISBN-13: 9781933455242
Publisher: MSI Press
Publication date: 08/19/2012
Pages: 238
Sales rank: 1,303,435
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Widow: A Survival Guide for the First Year 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
By: Joanna Romer Published By: Msi Press Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review: "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 takes you from your first Christmas alone to making household repairs.' I liked this quote... "Remember, your husband died--you didn't." From the book: "Widow" there will be many issues that will include: "hints for those first holidays, and birthdays; ways to nurture and take care of yourself; loneliness, survivor guilt, money, cleaning out the closet, making future plans; and later on, how to join Face book, and use an iPhone; and whether to get a job, accept assistance, comfort and advice from others, reading, prayer and meditation and less not forget time for personal strength and dreams." There will be even more insightful information that will help you day by day. So whether you are a widow or know someone who has lost a husband, I would recommend this read to you as a excellent guide and read.
CherylV More than 1 year ago
Excellent resource guide for new widows. Full of down to earth advice, author Romer offers a step by step path forward for those who have lost a husband. Romer's easy, conversational writing style will resonate and endear her to those who have lost a spouse and look for guidance and support as they move through that first year. "Remember, your husband died--you didn't." That simple sentence sums up the messages of wisdom shared by Joanna Romer as she traverses the ins and outs, ups and downs, trials and tribulations of the first twelve months following the death of her beloved husband Jack in Widow: A Survival Guide for the First Year. Written as a self-help primer, the book offers a multitude of guidelines with lists at the end of each chapter and helpful examples from Romer's first person experiences. Topics range from making a plan for your life ahead, first holidays alone and cleaning out his closet, to dealing with guilt, sleeping on one side of the bed and how to tell when you are getting better. At the end of the first year journey, Romer says, "This is the awakening--a return to the world as you knew it and as you are free to invent it in your newly re-born state. Look at widowhood, as your grieving subsides, as a jumping off place--an opportunity to place yourself in the world at the exact point you would like to be." Good advice for all. This book would be a thoughtful and caring gift to family members, friends and neighbors who have recently lost a spouse.