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Valentine's Grief Support Resources

Sooner or later we begin to understand that love is more than verses on valentines and romance in the movies. We begin to know that love is here and now, real and true, the most important thing in our lives. For love is the creator of our favorite memories and the foundation of our fondest dreams. Love is a promise that is always kept, a fortune that can never be spent, a seed that can flourish in even the most unlikely of places. And this radiance that never fades, this mysterious and magical joy, is the greatest treasure of all – one known only by those who love….Unknown

How to Support a Grieving Loved one on Valentine's Day

Articles - Valentine's Day & the Loss of a Loved One


A Letter To You From Your Loved One - A good activity to use for Valentine's Day: "A Letter to You From Your Loved One".  A powerful, beautiful activity for grieving children/teens is to have them write a letter as if it is from the person who died.


28 Ways to Remember a Loved One on Valentine's Day

by Chris Raymond


Grief Healing - Remembering Our Loved Ones on Valentine's Day
by Marty Tousley


Getting Through Valentine’s Day Alone
by Open to Hope


Dealing with Holiday Grief



Grief Healing: Remembering Our Loved Ones on Valentine’s Day
by June Cook


The Heartbreak of Valentines Day

by Maureen Hunter


Self Healing Expressions Grief Course Instructor Suggests 7 Grief Rituals for Valentine's Day



Loss of a Spouse Virtual Book Tour


Interview with Jennifer Hawkins – The Gift Giver

Interview with Pat Nowak – ABC’s of Widowhood

Interview with Ellen Gerst – Love After Loss: Writing The Rest of Your Story

Interview with Michael Corrigan – A Year and a Day

Interview with Carole Brody Fleet – “Widows Wear Stilettos: A Practical and Emotional Guide for the Young Widow” 

Interview with Lori A. Moore – Missing Andy 

Interview with Marcy Kelly – From Sorrow to Dancing


ARTICLES - Loss of a Spouse

What to Do About Valentine's Day? by Ella Wall Prichard

25 Things You Can Do For A Widow On Valentine’s Day - Sheryl Kurland, The Relationship Insider


Operation: Heaven Writings & Tips for Those Who Know Someone Who Has Lost Their Hero in the Military
by Taryn Davis – Founder/President, The American Widow Project


Five Things You Can Do for a Grieving Widow
by Marcy Kelly, Author of From Sorrow to Dancing


by Carole Brody Fleet, Author of Widows Wear Stilettos


How to Date/Marry A Widow or Widower
by Ellen Gerst, Relationship Coach & Author of Love After Loss: Writing The Rest of Your Story


Valentine’s Day for Widows = No Valentine, Just Pain
by Marcy Kelly, Author From Sorrow to Dancing


Widowhood: A Time for Reinvention
by Ellen Gerst, Relationship Coach & Author of Love After Loss: Writing The Rest of Your Story


A Single Woman’s Adventures in Ballroom Dancing
by Marcy Kelly, Author From Sorrow to Dancing


Love After Loss – Writing the Rest of Your Story
by Ellen Gerst, Relationship Coach & Author of Love After Loss: Writing The Rest of Your Story


Valentine’s Day: The Best Way To Acknowledge It…Is To Acknowledge Others
by Widow Chick


Sh*t People Say to Widows (Video)
by Fresh Widow



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♥  Helpful Books

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Sympathy Gift Ideas

"Remembering You" Tealight Candle
KindNotes Condolence Sympathy Gifts

Flowers & Garden Stones
Sympathy Angels



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