Death of a Spouse

Internet Resources:


National Institute on Aging – Mourning the Death of a Spouse

CPA Site Solutions – Death of a Spouse: Financial Steps You Should Take – Getting Back to Life After the Death of a Spouse

WConnection – Widows Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives

Camp Widow Created by Widowed People for Widowed People

National Widowers’ Organization (for men)

Books on Spousal Bereavement:

Ginsburg, G.D. (2004). Widow to Widow: Thoughtful, Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life.

Grollman, E. (1997). Living When a Loved One Has Died.

Knoll, H. (2107). The Widower’s Journey: Helping Men Rebuild After Their Loss.

Mabry, R. (2006). The Tender Scar: Life After the Death of a Spouse.

Neeld, E.H. (2003). Seven Choices: Finding Daylight after Loss Shatters Your World.

Roe, G. (2015). Heartbroken: Healing from the Loss of a Spouse.

Sapphire, P. (2013). The Disenfranchised: Stories of Life and Grief When an Ex-Spouse Dies.

Schafer, G.J. (2010). The Widower’s Toolbox: Repairing Your Life After Losing Your Spouse.

Wolfelt, A. (2003). Healing a Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Husband or Wife Dies.

Books Directed to Young Widows/Widowers:

Cooley, E. (2017). Newly Widowed, Now Socially Awkward: Facing Interpersonal Challenges After Loss.

Feinberg, L. (1994). I’m Grieving as Fast as I Can: How Young Widows & Widowers Can Cope and Heal.

Fleet, C.B. & Harriet, S. (2009). Widows Wear Stilettos: A Practical and Emotional Guide for the Young Widow.

Tidd, C. (2014). Confessions of a Mediocre Widow: Or, How I Lost My Husband and My Sanity.

Sandberg, S. (2017). Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.


Lewis, C. S. (2001). A Grief Observed.

Didion, J. (2007). The Year of Magical Thinking.

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