Your Comforting Writing Space for Recovery
Losing a spouse or romantic life partner causes a special kind of heartbreak, loneliness, and disappointment. You are unwillingly single, and plans for your life have irrevocably changed.
Because everyone mourns differently, journal writing is a useful tool for navigating the phases of grief in a personalized, private way. Even if you don't think of yourself as "a writer," having a safe place to work through your feelings and obtain some clarity is beneficial to your recovery.
Unlike other bereavement books, The Widow’s Journal doesn’t tell you what to do, it isn’t a memoir or collection of other people’s stories, and it isn’t limited to any particular spiritual outlook (it's open to everyone). Instead it provides over 100 guiding questions (from the practical to the profound) that you can use to progress through the grieving process, culminating in a collection of your most useful insights for reflection, including a space to write your life mission, create daily affirmations (for more productive thoughts), and post images.
The Widow’s Journal is written in a frank yet hopeful style by lifelong journaler Carrie P. Freeman, PhD, a communication professor, who set out to write the kind of book she could have used when, just prior to her thirtieth birthday, she lost her own spouse to cancer. Freeman’s thoughtful questions prompt you to reflect on your feelings, but more importantly, provide a gentle path toward productively coping with intense grief while making plans to build a meaningful new life.
This journal works like a guided diary or workbook, with beautifully decorated pages on which to write and/or color. It is designed to be a caring gift for those whose husband, wife, or life partner has died within the last year. The Widow's Journal serves as a useful complement to individual grief counseling and group therapy.
CLICK above to access the "search inside this book" function on Amazon to see the cool interior design. It's funky flowers and finches.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Questions for the earliest stages of grief
Chapter 3: Questions for the early to middle stages of grief
Chapter 4: Questions for the middle stages of grief
Chapter 5: Questions for the later stages of grief
Chapter 6: Greatest insights
Chapter 7: Affirmations
Chapter 8: Photo gallery