Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • Language:English
  • Pages:94
  • eBook ISBN:9781617922732

Widowhood Is Not Funny

A Guidebook for the New Widow

by Alanna Parke Kvale

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available

Widowhood Is Not Funny is a Guidebook for the New Widow. Change is hard and life without one’s husband is scary and intimidating. But the widow’s journey doesn’t have to be a lonely trek. Grief is personal and eventually every new widow must find her own path to a new life, new purpose and new happiness. All must learn to navigate their way through the minefield of emotions that comes along with this kind of loss. This Guidebook is intended to help the new widow not only make it through, but also find her way back to joy. She’s not alone!


Widowhood Is Not Funny is a Guidebook for the new widow. The new life of a widow is a damn hard journey and the best travel guide is another widow. This Guidebook is written by someone who has been there and done that, someone who has been through the Five Stages of Grief and knows how difficult life is after losing one’s husband. The new widow needs help from someone who knows how to get to acceptance. A New Widow especially needs to know she’s not alone, that there is someone who understands, someone who knows how afraid she is. She needs someone to hold her hand and lead her through the obstacle course she will encounter on this journey. Friends and relatives mean well, but they don’t really understand what she needs or how to help her. This Guidebook is intended to help the new widow find her new purpose and show her that there is still joy to be found, that happiness again is possible.

About the author

Alanna Parke Kvale lives in Plano, TX, where she works as a freelance writer. After thirty-five years of marriage, her husband passed away, victim of a sudden heart attack, and she found herself alone. The next few years of widowhood taught her a lot about starting over and learning how to find a new purpose in life. Since writing had been a part of her life for over twenty-five years, it seemed a natural step to write about the experience. That’s how Widowhood Is Not Funny came about. Write to her at: Visit her blog:

Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Front Cover

Loading book cover...

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.