Bereavement support for men and women in Ireland

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If you have lost your Husband, Wife or Life Partner you are welcome to join the community.

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Established in January 2009, Widow.ie is an Irish online information and self-help resource for, and by widows, widowers and bereaved life partners. If you have lost your Husband, Wife or Life Partner you are welcomed to join. Some members are recently bereaved and for others its a number of years, all ages are welcome to join in conversation.

Latest Blog News

Coping with Christmas When You Are Bereaved

Christmas is a difficult time of year for those who are recently bereaved. Even people bereaved a number of years Christmas and the New Year can be a very sad time of year with memories of those who are missing.

Banks to improve treatment of bereaved customers

The five main Irish Banks have committed to improving the treatment of bereaved customers by establishing a common commitment of care.

Bereaved Leaving Cert Students Can Sit Exams in July

New provisions allowing Leaving Certificate students who suffer a close family bereavement during the state examinations in June to sit alternative papers in July.

When Grief Encounters A Young Family – Venetia Quick

Everybody’s grief is personal to them, and everybody grieves differently. There isn't a template, and there is certainly no handbook that will guide you.

Mothers Day Ideas for Children Bereaved of a Mother

Mother's Day will soon be here, and for many it will be the first without their Mother. The death of a loved one is difficult and notably so in the time leading up to special events such as, Mother's Day.

Ricky Gervais – After Life | Netflix

Ricky Gervais's latest offering, After Life on Netflix, is classed as a dark comedy. Normally, I try to avoid shows where the primary focus is a widowed spouse. Mainly because some of these shows are just badly written, they portray the bereaved as being sad for five minutes then back to taking on the world as if no life changing event occurred.

You've come to the right place. I'm only here a short while myself and I've found this site a great support. The others are all great people

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There are some very nice compassionate and caring people on this site and I hope this site brings you a bit of comfort as it has me.

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I just wanted to say that you have come to the best place. 3 Days here and I feel like I've found a safe haven somewhere to come to.

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