We the Widows: A Guide to Your New Life

BY: Laurie L. Mason, LISW-S, ACHP-SW


Author Patricia Redmond felt lost after her husband of 33 years died from lung cancer. Not only did she have to cope with the pain of losing her soulmate and the father of her children, but she also had no idea how to deal with the more practical aspects of life on her own. She’s spent the past decade navigating those decisions and wants to share her experience with you.

Redmond’s book We the Widows: A Guide to Your New Life goes beyond traditional grief books on how to survive after the death of a spouse. It includes advice on logistical issues, like funeral arrangements, and financial tips for widows whose husbands managed those aspects of their households.While much of Redmond’s focus is on the practical side of grief, she also discusses self-care and what it’s like to socialize as a single person.

The book is thought-provoking, humorous and empowering.You will learn that it is possible to find the strength to face the sorrow and begin to forge a new life.

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