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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

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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: widow_to_widow@yahoo.com Visit her blog: www.widowhoodisnotfunny.blogspot.com