A Christian counselor friend says, “If you were my sister, my mother, or a dear friend and your husband had just died, here are the ten things I’d tell you to successfully navigate the waters of widowhood.” 1. “Don’t make a decision in a storm that you wouldn’t make in calm weather”.
Find your support group/board of directors as mentioned in Miriam Neff’s book. Don't Give Up on Love Just Because You've Been Widowed. Create Your Personal Profile and Start Meeting People!Your Partner Wouldn't Want You to Spend the Rest of Your Days Alone and Neither Do We! Now’s not the time to start an affair, make large donations or rush into plastic surgery. Don’t let others make decisions for you like what to do with his clothing, when to change your pillowcases, etc. On the other hand, realize that this huge jolt in your life can put you in a spin and make some irrational actions seem perfectly logical.