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A Widow's Guide to Healing

Gentle Support and Advice for the First 5 Years

by Kristin Meekhof Author · James Windell Author


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An inspiring, accessible, and empowering guide for how to navigate the unique grief and challenges of widowhood and create a hopeful future.

When Kristin Meekhof lost her husband to cancer, she discovered what all widows learn: the moment you lose your partner, you must make crucial decisions that will impact the rest of your life. But where do you begin when your world is suddenly turned upside down?

This inspiring book shows grieving widows what to expect in those difficult first five years, and how to deal with the challenges of expectantly losing a life partner, including:

  • Finances, estates, and medical bills
  • Single parenthood
  • Being a widow in the workplace
  • Navigating social situations by yourself
  • With Meekhof's firsthand experience and gentle understanding, this book goes beyond shining comforting candle in the darkness of loss. It encourages them to tackle these tumultuous and painful first five years along with their grief, and moves to a more hopeful future.

    Praise for A Widow's Guide to Healing:

    "A very valuable and practical guide for any woman who has lost her husband due to an untimely death. Kristin Meekhof's journey is both inspiring and courageous and something we can all learn from." —Dr. Deepak Chopra

    "I'm proud of Kristin Meekhof, who has written this inspiring and insightful book to help guide widows through their grief. This book is by an Architect of Change, for all of us who must deal with grief." — Maria Shriver

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    Kristin Meekhof (Author)

    KRISTIN MEEKHOF, MSW, is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, MariaShriver.com, WomenThatSoar, and others. Widowed at a young age, she can speak from experience on the unique and unforeseen challenges of widowhood. Currently, she is doing...

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