This book takes new widows on a journey from the first difficult days of widowhood through 12 months of self-discovery. Along the way, you will learn how to handle emotional challenges such as suddenly being alone; how to tackle painful tasks including cleaning out hubby's closet; and how to re-enter the world again in terms of work, personal development and socializing. Guidelines are provided for each new phase, making this book a practical self-help book you can use for re-creating your life.
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Found many parts and suggestions for coping helpful as a young widow. It was emotional yet comforting to listen to another widow's story and discover that emotions while grieving the recent loss of a spouse are similar among fellow widows. However, some parts and suggestions will not be relatable or feasible for widows who must still work for many years to pay off the mortgage and do not have the same time and financial freedom as the seemingly semi-retired, upper middle-class author. Overall, I recommend this book for all widows and also suggest joining a local bereavement support group.