Spouse / Partner Loss

Asha and MountainWINTERSPRING RESOURCES:

GROUP SUPPORT FOR SPOUSE/PARTNER LOSS:

We offer 3 peer-to-peer support groups per year.  You can learn about the next group by clicking here.  Please call our office to get more information:  541-552-0620

REGIONAL AND NATIONAL RESOURCE LINKS:

AARP’s “Guide for the newly Widowed”
http://www.aarp.org/relationships/grief-loss/info-2005/newly_widowed.html

Open to Hope Foundation
http://www.opentohope.com/
Non-profit organization and online resource for general bereavement, with special focuses on:  Child Loss, Parent Loss, Spouse Loss and Sibling Loss
This site has community forums, articles, stories, ideas, suggestions and ways to connect with others who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

Soaring Spirits International
“Connecting Widowed People Worldwide”
http://www.soaringspirits.org/
From their website: “
Widowed people created Soaring Spirits because we discovered that connecting with other widowed people made the challenges of surviving a spouse or partner a little easier to manage. Soaring Spirits communities, both online and in-person, are diverse, inclusive, secular, and positive. We share resources, ideas, energy, and most importantly, hope.
From their website:
widowedvillage.org
“Created by widowed people for widowed people. We get you.”
A program of Soaring Spirits International.
From their website: “Some Things To Consider” (practical tips) for widowed people:
http://www.sslf.org/documents/SomeThingsToConsider.pdf

“Financial Do List for the Recently Widowed”
Online article from the HelloGrief! web site   (www.hellogrief.org)
http://www.hellogrief.org/a-financial-to-do-list-for-the-recently-widowed/

GriefShare
www.griefshare.org
From their website
:  “GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.” There are local GriefShare groups in many locations across the country as well as ways to connect with other grievers online. GriefShare is a Christian-based organization.

The Center for Loss and Life Transition, Dr. Alan Wolfelt
Dr. Wolfelt is a nationally recognized expert in grief and loss. Through the Center you can access various articles on grief and loss, including Spouse & Partner Loss; purchase books on bereavement; sign up for an e-newsletter; register to attend a workshop with Dr. Wolfelt, and get involved in other ways with others who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
www.centerforloss.com

Single Fathers Due to Cancer
From their website: “Our long-term goal is to develop and disseminate a standardized approach to help single fathers whose wives died from cancer.”
Informative site with blogs and videos of/from single fathers whose spouses died from cancer, along with information about children’s grief.
www.singlefathersduetocancer.org

National Widowers’ Organization
An organization of and for men who have lost a spouse or life partner.
From their site:  “The National Widowers’ Organization educates the public about the special needs of men who have lost their spouse or life partner. We do this by promoting the development of support groups for men to manage their grief and adjust to a new life and by advocating for research into men’s unique needs to deal with grief and spousal loss.
http://www.nationalwidowers.org/

New York Times article on loss of a spouse/partner
“Getting on with life after a partner dies”
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/15/health/15brod.html?_r=0

BBC booklet: “Losing Your Partner”
Online resource from England’s British Broadcasting Company (BBC) on many aspects of losing a life partner, heterosexual or same sex, married or not.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/relationships/tv_and_radio/losing_your_partner_booklet2.pdf

Resources especially for those are widowed young
Sharing from young widows/widowers and a list of websites specifically for those who are young when their spouses or partners die.

From www.griefhealingblog.com
http://www.griefhealingblog.com/2014/07/resources-for-young-widowers.html?m=

This resource for Young Widows is from the UK:
WAY  ~ “Widowed and Young.” For men and women.
https://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk/bereavement-support/

A book some young widows and widowers have found helpful:
https://www.amazon.com/Im-Grieving-Fast-Can-Widowers/dp/0882820958

Site for young widows put together by Judith Burdick, who became a young widow herself when her husband died. Site includes blog and documentary.
http://widowedyoung.net/index.html

Resources especially for those in the LGBT community who are grieving the death of a spouse or partner

“Dan In Real Time”

LGBT Spouse/Partner Loss blog site with many posts from LGBT community and beyond.
http://daninrealtime.blogspot.com/

Gay Marriage and Gay Widowhood
by Michael Shernoff, MSW
For and about gay men who’ve lost a partner/husband.
http://www.griefandrenewal.com/article13.htm