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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.

Recent Blog Posts

The Forgetful Widow, Widows Fog and Widow Brain

The Forgetful Widow, Widows Fog and Widow Brain

"Widows fog," also referred to as "Widow brain,". It is a term used by individuals to describe the mental difficulties or memory impairment they experience after the loss of a spouse. It is important to note that neither term is a medical term, but rather a common perception among...
inspirational quotes

Encouraging Quotes for the Widowed

Inspirational and encouraging quotes for someone who is widowed, along with the known name of who said it: "The greater the love, the greater the grief." - Unknown "It's okay to not be okay, but it's not okay to give up." - Unknown "When you can't find the sunshine, be the sunshine."...
Alcohol & Grief

Alcohol & Grief Don’t Mix Well

Alcohol & Grief: Losing a spouse is a difficult experience that can leave you feeling overwhelmed, sad, and helpless. In such times, some people turn to alcohol as a coping mechanism. While alcohol may offer temporary relief, excessive alcohol consumption can have negative effects on both mental and physical...
Self-Care

What is Self-Care for Someone Grieving

You may have come across the term, "Self-Care", but what exactly is meant by it? Self-care is an important aspect of coping with grief and loss, and it can be particularly helpful for someone who is recently widowed. Good Nights Sleep, Exercise and Relaxation Self-care refers to the...
how to help a recently widowed friend

How to Help a Recently Widowed Friend

Losing a spouse is one of the most difficult experiences that anyone can go through. In the aftermath of such a profound loss, it can be challenging to know how to support a friend or loved one who has been recently widowed. However, there are several things you can...
Grief Telephone Support Helplines

Grief Telephone Support Helplines

Grief Telephone Support Helplines Free to use grief telephone support helplines are invaluable when you are grieving and in early bereavement. In the early days, weeks and months following the death of a spouse or partner, it is common to have strong feeling of loss and isolation. For many widowed...

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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