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The One Thing: 100 Widows Share Lessons On Love, Loss, And Life
by Kerry Phillips View author's profile page

Overview


While there is no how-to guide for young widows navigating life post-loss, The One Thing: 100 Widows Share Lessons on Love, Loss, and Life, is a powerful resource for new widows - told from the vantage point of those who have lived it. The coffee-table style book’s 10 chapters address topics of relevance to the widowed community ranging from dealing with the rawest stages of grief to raising children as a solo-parent and balancing the often fragile relationship with in-laws. 

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Description


One-hundred young widows share insightful, raw, and touching lessons they’ve learned as they navigated life post-loss. The group offers advice on everything from surviving the rawest stages to opening their heart to love again.

The 10 “chapters” addressed in the coffee-table style book with nostalgic black and white photography throughout include: Grief, Children, In-Laws, Family & Friends, Judgment, Finances, Dating, Sex, Religion & Spirituality, and Rebuilding.

Uncover the "one thing" this outspoken group would share with the next wave of widows about rebuilding post-loss and how to ultimately move to a place of healing.

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About the author


Kerry was widowed at age 32. Determined to not allow grief to drag her under or for death to get a ‘bonus’ spouse, she vowed to successfully navigate widowhood, despite not knowing any peers who had lost a spouse. In 2015, she realized there wasn’t a forum for widows and widowers wanting to venture back into the world of dating and started Young, Widowed & Dating. The online support group provides a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental environment for the widowed community to share their dating adventures. Her weekly blog of the same name covers topics ranging from relationships with in-laws to dating while raising children and everything in between. Kerry is also a blogger for Hope for Widows Foundation, a nonprofit organization which provides peer to peer support, and a former contributor to HuffPost, where she covered topics such as widowhood, loss, and grieving. She is the author of “Writing & Widowing: Journaling the Journey”, journal prompts designed specifically for those who have lost a spouse, and is featured in the book, “Widowed but not Wounded: The Hustle & Flow of 13 Resilient Black Widowed Women” which was released in December 2017. You can learn more about her by visiting www.YoungWidowedandDating.com.

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Book details

Genre:SELF-HELP

Subgenre:Death, Grief, Bereavement

Language:English

Pages:202

Format:Hard Cover


Overview


While there is no how-to guide for young widows navigating life post-loss, The One Thing: 100 Widows Share Lessons on Love, Loss, and Life, is a powerful resource for new widows - told from the vantage point of those who have lived it. The coffee-table style book’s 10 chapters address topics of relevance to the widowed community ranging from dealing with the rawest stages of grief to raising children as a solo-parent and balancing the often fragile relationship with in-laws. 

Read more

Description


One-hundred young widows share insightful, raw, and touching lessons they’ve learned as they navigated life post-loss. The group offers advice on everything from surviving the rawest stages to opening their heart to love again.

The 10 “chapters” addressed in the coffee-table style book with nostalgic black and white photography throughout include: Grief, Children, In-Laws, Family & Friends, Judgment, Finances, Dating, Sex, Religion & Spirituality, and Rebuilding.

Uncover the "one thing" this outspoken group would share with the next wave of widows about rebuilding post-loss and how to ultimately move to a place of healing.

Read more

About the author


Kerry was widowed at age 32. Determined to not allow grief to drag her under or for death to get a ‘bonus’ spouse, she vowed to successfully navigate widowhood, despite not knowing any peers who had lost a spouse. In 2015, she realized there wasn’t a forum for widows and widowers wanting to venture back into the world of dating and started Young, Widowed & Dating. The online support group provides a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental environment for the widowed community to share their dating adventures. Her weekly blog of the same name covers topics ranging from relationships with in-laws to dating while raising children and everything in between. Kerry is also a blogger for Hope for Widows Foundation, a nonprofit organization which provides peer to peer support, and a former contributor to HuffPost, where she covered topics such as widowhood, loss, and grieving. She is the author of “Writing & Widowing: Journaling the Journey”, journal prompts designed specifically for those who have lost a spouse, and is featured in the book, “Widowed but not Wounded: The Hustle & Flow of 13 Resilient Black Widowed Women” which was released in December 2017. You can learn more about her by visiting www.YoungWidowedandDating.com.

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Jessica
A Resource of Realness for Widowed Life The difference between the numerous self-help books for widows and "The One Thing" is that the author has masterfully cut straight to the heart(s) of the matter. By capturing a single lesson from 100 widow(er)s, all with unique stories and circumstances, Kerry has provided a truth-telling resource of realness for widowed life. I applaud my fellow widows for baring such honest experiences with topics like depression, widowed parenting, in-law relationships, and experiencing love again. "The One Thing" also does a brilliant job of conveying how everyone's journey through loss can be different, and that there is no textbook or timetable on how to "properly" grieve. Thank you for this book! Read more
Christine
Beautiful Book filled with valuable advice Kerry has done a magnificent job compiling current, helpful, valuable, heartfelt and useful advice for someone who has just lost a spouse and someone who's farther along in their journey of grief. As a widow I know no matter the circumstances surrounding the death of a spouse (long illness, sudden death, long or short marriage) you're never prepared for the inevitable fog, myriad of details and the true finality of them being gone. Kerry's book is filled with both helpful and hopeful advice from people who have been where you are now and share their wisdom to help you through your journey. Christine Baumgartner Read more
LaTisha
Brilliant “The One Thing” is not just a book. It is a visually brilliant resource that gives the widow community a strong voice. This book addresses the many secondary losses and challenges that the non-widowed community does not consider after the funeral is over and the last dish from the donated casserole is washed. Most importantly this book lets us know that we are not alone. If you are widowed you will find your voice in this book. If you are not widowed hopefully you will understand your widowed neighbor or in law a little better. Awesome work! Kudos to Kerry and the 100 brave widows who offered their voice to this work. Read more
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