Gayle Goldberg

  • commented on Talking About Grief 2019-02-22 05:59:29 -0800
    You expressed so well the reason that many of us have found that support from other widows is so important. Widow support, both in person and online, can make a huge difference.

  • commented on Me, My Daughter and My Anger 2019-01-18 05:24:20 -0800
    If you haven’t already, look for Matt Logelin’s blog and book. His wife died the day after their baby girl was born and he raised her himself. I think you will relate quite a bit.

  • commented on A Perfectly Imperfect Proposal 2019-01-03 05:37:21 -0800
    Congratulations and best wishes to you both! I am a remarried widow and can relate to those feelings.

  • commented on Growth, Change, and New Opportunities 2019-01-03 05:33:58 -0800
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts here, and best of luck as you continue your growth.

  • commented on The Grocery Store 2018-12-07 07:04:55 -0800
    The supermarket is a common trigger for a lot of people. Seeing his favorite foods, seeing couples shopping together, the music…
    Be gentle with yourself.

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  • commented on Bizarre Birthday 2018-11-12 09:11:39 -0800
    Hope you were able to find some happiness on your birthday! Wishing you peace as you move forward.

  • commented on Our First Wedding Anniversary 2018-08-20 06:51:51 -0700
    Love is stronger than death. And stronger than grief, although it sometimes take time to see that truth.

  • commented on I (Still) Go To Therapy 2018-08-03 07:07:40 -0700
    I honestly don’t think I would have survived, and I am certain that I wouldn’t have thrived (which I did, over time) without a young widow support group in the first two years, and grief counseling in the second and third years. I agree with you 100%.

  • commented on This Pink Anniversary 2018-07-05 05:14:25 -0700
    “You don’t have to wait to feel better to do whatever it is you think you might want to do. You don’t have to wait til you’re not as sad as you are now. You don’t have to wait for anyone’s approval.

    You just pack every damn bit of that stuff up in a suitcase and take it with you."

    Yes! This, exactly! Thank you.

  • commented on The Wax and the Wayne 2018-07-02 05:28:18 -0700
    I’m so sorry. Everything is so recent for you. Hang in there, and be gentle with yourself.

  • commented on Navigating My New Normal 2018-06-19 05:58:48 -0700
    One of the best pieces of advice I received early on was “Be gentle with yourself.” It’s very early in your grief and I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you find the support you need here, and from your family and friends.

  • commented on 1273 2018-05-16 05:37:21 -0700
    This is perfect!

  • commented on Back to Fear-Facing 2018-05-07 05:50:55 -0700
    I’m reading a book right now called “My Year With Eleanor” by Noelle Hancock. The author read Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote to do one scary thing every day, and decided to do it for a year, and then wrote a memoir about it.

  • commented on My Mind; My Power 2018-05-04 11:23:06 -0700
    Be gentle with yourself. You are grieving. I remember the second year being even harder than the first, and it wasn’t until after the third year that I started to feel like myself again.

  • commented on Make Your Past 2018-04-18 07:29:57 -0700
    This is such an interesting way to think of “moving forward”. Thank you.

  • commented on The Colors of Love 2018-03-19 11:01:06 -0700
    Yes, yes, and yes again! You described this experience so well. Thank you.

  • commented on Vulnerability 2018-03-16 12:14:47 -0700
    Thank you for the courage you are taking, sharing your thoughts and emotions.

  • commented on The Me in the We 2018-02-15 06:16:01 -0800
    Thank you for sharing your story. Welcome to the club none of us wanted to join.

  • commented on Facade 2018-02-05 05:49:18 -0800
    The second year was the hardest for me. In the first year, there was still a lot of shock and looking back to the previous happy year. But the second year, the brunt of the grief hit me, even though I was living my life and even started a wonderful new relationship. The only helpful advice I have, which was given to me at the time by another widow, is “You won’t always feel the way you do now.”