11:45am - 01:00pm Repartnered & Widowed: Mixing Grief with New Love

Michele Neff Hernandez

Michele Neff Hernandez

One of widowhood’s common myths is the notion that once a widowed person finds a new partner, they can be considered ‘healed’. People (sometimes including ourselves!) often expect that by welcoming a new partner into our lives, widowed people will struggle less with feelings of grief and loss for their deceased partner.

In reality, the addition of new love can bring up new grief issues and triggers that are unexpected and confusing. Fear and anxiety; struggles with compromise; challenges with comparing one life to another; and conflict when blending lives are all very common experiences for the re-partnered widowed.

Join Michele to explore ways to recognize, acknowledge and navigate the hard parts of re-partnering so you can spend more time enjoying the wonder of having added more love to your life.