Making the transition from spouse to widow(er) is not only difficult but can be overwhelming. On this page we have resources, guidance, and encouragement we hope will help you in this challenging time.
Over the years I have had the honor to assist clients who have lost their spouse. Regardless of age there are common themes that arise in dealing with the bereavement and recovery process as well as the financial side of having lost their partner.
The main piece of advice I always relate is to never make big decisions, financial or otherwise, in the initial stages of grief. Take time seek advice from loved ones and professionals. Although I caution against big changes, the act of reorganizing and planning your financial life in the aftermath of a loss may help the healing process. Hopefully, widows and widowers will find this page helpful as they navigate their new circumstances.
Here are some online resources for encouragement, guidance, and support:
Blogs, WidowLife Support Group and Facebook page
Devotions, Conferences, and Other Resources
Support Group Finder, Resources for Healing, Surviving the Holidays
Private Facebook page to encourage & equip one another
There will be many tasks and decisions coming at you all at once. It's important to have a team with you to help you make wise, timely, and sound financial choices. Each team member has an important role in guiding you through the financial side of losing your spouse.
Please let me know if I can help you in putting together your financial team.