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Episode 40 – Filled with Gold Hosted by Melissa Pierce The Filled With Gold Widow Podcast is created by a widow for widows. Twice a month, you’ll hear stories of hope, grit, and healing. From navigating finances to self-care to dating again to family dynamics, we offer hope and encouragement
From Isolation To Inspiring Author! – Interview With Debbie Weiss Widow 180 The Podcast with Jen Zwinck Debbie lost her husband George after a 4 year battle with cancer. Debbie found herself isolated and lonely and trying to create a new life that made her feel confident and proud of
This episode will have you deeply engaged in women’s fiction, family drama, strong and determined characters, criminal activity and so much more. We explore history, family dynamics, mothers, and we get to the core of what makes a great story. When we mix these authors and their new releases, we
Available As Is – A Midlife Widow’s Search For Love https://www.myspousediedtoo.com. Since Debbie’s high school prom, George is her man. For over 30 years, Debbie and George dine together almost every night—then curl up in bed to wake up each morning beside each other. After meeting a mission-critical deadline, George,
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When it comes to dating, Debbie helps single women navigate the challenges she faced. One of her biggest ideas is not to date until you know who you are and what you want. If you are needing encouragement and hope in your own journey, then grab a cuppa something wonderful
I am so grateful and excited to be a regular contributor on Celebrating Act2, a video blog which offers advice on living the second half of your life. Every other Thursday, I’ll have a new post offering advice and dishing about the cesspool that is middle-aged dating. Here’s my interview
Some of the worst advice I received as a new widow was to change, anything and everything. But we cautious folk need smaller steps to move on.
With dating off auto-erotically asphyxiating itself, let’s turn to friendship. Instead of settling for less when we’re dating at middle age, let’s demand more, just on the inside instead of the exterior.
Like so many who have fallen into abuse, I rationalized that I could help him to change. He needed me. Having failed to save my husband, I wanted to save someone, even someone who wasn’t very nice to me.
If I could describe middle-aged daters in one word, it would be bitter. And that bitterness is destroying our chances at finding love. Let’s overcome that bitterness with a beginner’s mind.
To me, so much of the dysfunction surrounding dating in middle age boils down to the way men and women of my generation were taught to behave. Specifically, little boys were brought up to conquer while girls were brought up to be docile.
When I started dating again after being widowed at fifty, I wondered, where are the men who act like grown ups? The ones who get their gutters cleaned, keep their homes reasonably tidy, have edible food in their refrigerators, and want a life partner instead of easy sex.
I’m not Blaming Valentine’s Day for All my Neuroses, BUT… For me, Valentine’s Day has always seemed a little bit mean. Dare I say exclusionary? It’s the high school cheerleader of holidays, the one that makes you feel like you didn’t get asked to the prom. When I was in
Number One: Dating and Regurgitation Do Not Mix
Let’s start a movement called the unfun daters where we treat our dates like potential life partners instead of bottom feeders.
When I was widowed, I couldn’t stop thinking I was doing it wrong. But all we really have to do is to stop judging our own grieving.
To be widow is to be a shape shifter. We move through different phases redefining ourselves after our loss.
It took an archaic husband-hunting manual for me to stop I settling for less than I wanted.