Thank you Michelle for sharing your stories with all of us.
I read this entire book the day I got it, if you are a widow of any kind but specifically a suicide widow you NEED this book!!
There is an unsurprising, yet disturbing, number of dating and remarried widowed folk who seem to feel that coupling again is part and parcel of the “healing process”.
It’s something to be done for distraction’s sake, or to ease the emotional aches and pains.
I learned about this book from a fellow author I met at a suicide loss support group.
Your late spouse is not part of the equation in any active sense of the word.
Your story will undoubtedly help other women facing similar tragedies and will also save many from feelings of shame and denial about the realities of our reactions and decisions made after such loss. Grief is a subject I think is rarely talked about and this book really brings the subject out and open no holding back.
"Boys, Booze and Bathroom floors" will make you cry one minute and laugh the next.
At some point, in order to truly be ready to open up to love and a relationship, a widowed person needs to deal with the past and then put it away.
In some cases, this packing up includes tangible objects.