Grief support groups for widows

Matthew Logelin, Bestselling Author & Blogger, shares advice from personal experience on a few resources that help new widows cope with their grieving
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Grief support groups for widows

One resource that I am familiar with that I've used myself is an organization called Sorry Spirits Lost Foundation and they work very closely to widow people, match them up with other widow people who have experienced the death in about same amount of time. So for instance, if your partner has died and it has been 6 months since your partner died, they'll match you up with somebody else whose partner died within 6 months. And they match it women up with women, and men up with men, gay men up with gay men and they try to make that experience something that easier for both groups to discuss and to be able to talk about in a way that is meaningful to them. You can get out to talking with other men in my case. Talking to another men abotu this experience si so much different tha talking to a woman about the experience. And so, having that as an option is really, really important. They are support group that meets twice a year basically. It's called Camp Widow, it sound like a horrible thing but it's a place where widows come together and sit here some workshops and learn a little bit about what's it like to widowed but at the same time, meet other people who are just like that. And that's a lifesaver for a lot of these folks. I've witness it first hand.

Matthew Logelin, Bestselling Author & Blogger, shares advice from personal experience on a few resources that help new widows cope with their grieving


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Matthew Logelin

Bestselling Author & Blogger

Matthew Logelin is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Two Kisses for Maddy, as well as the acclaimed and award-winning blog, Matt, Liz, & Madeline. His essays have been featured in the Huffington Post, Glamour Magazine, Mamalode Magazine, and The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything.

Two Kisses for Maddy was the winner of the Goodreads Choice Award in the Best Memoir & Autobiography category, 2011, has been translated to four languages and was recently optioned by the Lifetime network, to be adapted for the small screen by Marta Kauffman (Friends) and Denise DiNovi (Crazy, Stupid Love; The Lucky One).

Matt is also the founder and president of The Liz Logelin Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in honor of his late wife, with the sole purpose of providing hope for young widowed families (regardless of marital status or sexual orientation) through financial assistance and necessary resources. Since its founding in 2009, The Liz Logelin Foundation has given grants to more than 120 families. Most importantly, Matt is the father to four-year-old Madeline. His toughest critic most days, she is also his biggest fan. He spends his days helping her refine her taste in music and books. They live in Los Angeles but travel often to see as much of the world as possible. 

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