|Publish Date:||Jan 2009|
|Number of Pages:||223|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.54|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 8.25 x 0.75|
|There's a Light at the end of the Tunnel (And Trust Me, It's Not An Oncoming Train)||p. 5|
|People Say the Dumbest Things (Or: "You Did Not Just Say That!")||p. 15|
|Thinking "Inside the Box" (For a Change)||p. 25|
|Your "Healing Timeline" Vs. Everyone Else's "Healing Timeline||p. 35|
|Who is That Girl in the Mirror? (And How to Find You Again)||p. 51|
|Fueling and Energizing (Diet and Exercise)||p. 65|
|The "Business" of Widowhood (Or: The "Wherefores" and "What Nows" of Paperwork)||p. 81|
|When Both Mommy and Daddy... Are You (...Or So You Think)||p. 99|
|The "Firsts"-Part I (On the Calendar)||p. 117|
|The "Firsts"-Part II (Definitely Not on the Calendar!)||p. 127|
|First Love... (Or Plugging Holes?)||p. 145|
|Now You'll Have Closure" (And Other Myths Laid to Rest)||p. 157|
|B-U-L-L or Y-E-E-H-A-H (The Choice is Yours)||p. 167|
|To Remarry or Not to Remarry? (That Indeed is the Question!)||p. 183|
|Welcome to the Rest of Your Life (And Other Parting Thoughts)||p. 197|
|Recommended Reading and Additional Resources||p. 221|
Motivational speaker and coach Fleet, who was widowed at 40 and has since made numerous guest appearances on television and radio, offers a guide for women who have also experienced the loss of a partner at a young age. Fleet's presentation is frank and interspersed with bits of honest humor. The text is easy to read, with charts and tips sprinkled throughout. Fleet, with psychotherapist Harriet, provides information on how to organize details such as funeral arrangements, wills, social security, and insurance at a time when organization is the last thing a new widow may want to face.
She discusses emotional, physical, and spiritual health and finishes by focusing on living the rest of your life. This is a book about hope, and women will want to read it and share it with others, regardless of marital status or age. An essential addition to every public library.
-Melody Ballard, Pima Cty. P.L., Tucson, AZ
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Because of catastrophic events such as the World Trade Center tragedy and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the demographic of young widows has grown suddenly and dramatically. Of the ten million single mothers in the United States alone, over 40 percent are widows and that doesn't take into account young widows without children in other countries. Such atrocities as the terror attacks in London, Madrid, Pakistan and Syria have increased the statistics of young widows around the world at an alarming rate. Widowhood is a frightening prospect for women of any age, but the reality of becoming a widow in your twenties, thirties and forties can be terrifying. Book jacket.