"Am I in the right
Are you a
Do you need to know more about
Are you seeking help for yourself or for another widow?
If your answer to
any of these questions is "Yes,"
You have come to the right place!
and widows agree that For Widows Only!,
websites, and the book for which they are named,
may be the most
FWO provides intimate, yet practical, advice and tactics to help every widow
FWO is truly every widow's best friend,
Other readers tell us this site and the book are also
friends and relatives
wanting to help widows they know."
Do you (or your friend)
have questions about widowhood?
For Widows Only!
(the book, this site and the forum) has answers!
"You'll find answers to common questions in, 'For Widows Only!'
Answers to many
may also be found on this site.
The new message forum is at
Will I ever find a way to pay all the bills? Page
33; Chapter 10
Am I doomed to be alone and miserable the rest of my life?
See Chapter 17
How will I ever sleep again, alone in this empty bed?
Why am I so angry at him?
do I feel so confused and scatter-brained?
How long does grief last?
Chapter 4, Pages 56-60
How can I even
try to be both mother and father to my kids?
How do I stop replaying this memory tape of his death?
Am I going
Why is widowhood so hard?
Will the pain never
Is grief the same for all widows?
Where did all my friends go?
Are other widows terrified by grief's intensity?
How can I survive these first
Read a sample directly from Chapter One.
Widows Need Help!
That's why I wrote the book,
For Widows Only! (FWO).
It's also why I started the FWO widow
why I have started local FWO support groups;
why I developed an FWO Blog
(currently under construction);
...all of them using For Widows Only!, the book, as a guide.
No matter how hard
I work, though,
I know I can't make widows' pain just disappear.
The pain is necessary for healing to take place.
It can help a bit, however, if they understand their grief,
by learning about the process and its stages.
It can help if they get a little help from their friends.
It can help to talk with others in the same boat, and
it can help if they hear from many widows who wept before them,
who have survived and now reach out with help.
It can help to
know there are more than 12.000.000 widows in the U.S.
It can help to know one out of every ten women has been widowed.
It also can help if they learn
for how to help themselves, with
patience, practice and
occasional pity parties.
Widows Help Widows!
widows for my book, "For Widows Only!", and they help me show that,
although it won't be easy,
you--or your widowed friend--will survive!
Each widow has felt much the same pain,
like someone sliced them in half,
or half-buried them in quicksand,
and yet they must carry on with
details of living and eventually of building a new life.
Widows need help; they need understanding;
they need to know they will survive...from widows who have survived.
Whether you're looking
for a book to help your friend,
your sister or your self through widowhood's
fear, anger and tears...
this is the one book you need...
You'll find it easily at
Or Just Google: Barnes and Noble, or your
favorite bookstore and
search in books for "For Widows Only!" (by
...if you are
a widow looking here for other widows
with whom you can chat and share your worries and concerns...
try FWO's new forum, where hundreds of widows wait to help
Click on: http://www.sslf.org/forum
(The former site:
has been cancelled by MSN Groups.)
The new FWO forum is easy; it's sometimes fun; it's often a life-saver! You won't be sorry.
You'll find young, middle-aged and older widows,
reassurance from other widows who have been where they are.
It is awesome to read the stories of these widows
and their compassionate responses to each other.
One thing we know for sure...
Only widows really understand other widows!
you are a widow (and only IF you are)
URL below to go there now to find your widowed friends.
Learn by what you read.
Share by what you write.