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Widower to Widower: Surviving the End of Your Most Important Relationship (Paperback)


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If you or a friend are now, or soon will be, a new widower... this book is written for you. The physical, emotional and psychological pain are greater than you can imagine. A widower may well think that they are going crazy. Their judgement is distorted, their social filters can be absent, and nights are often sleepless delusional times from which their is no escape. Widower to Widower is written to provide widowers with the help they so desperately need during their grieving process.

It is a resource to therapists (who want to help these men), to friends and family of a widower (to better understand what he is going through), and to women who have befriended a widower so they can make better decisions about their relationship with him.


"Fred Colby's book, Widower to Widower, explores the often overlooked or minimized expression of male grief. With courage and honesty, Fred shares his experiences as he navigates the grief process following the death of his wife. With a straight-forward voice and clear writing style, Fred provides insight from his personal journey to provide education, understanding and comfort to other men who are grieving. This book is an essential tool for grief counselors as well as their male clients." Mia Towbin, MS, LMFT - Grief Counselor

"For any man who has suffered, either recently or not so recently, the death of his beloved wife, Fred Colby's book is essential reading. With refreshing vulnerability and openness, Colby shares the ups and downs of what he went through, while honoring what's unique in each man's experience. As a fellow widower, I give this book my highest recommendation." Robert Devereaux, Widower, Writer, Actor

Widower to Widower Description

"Following the passing of my wife of 45 years in 2015, the greatest fear I had was that I was going crazy, that I was losing all control over my thoughts, and that I might make decisions that would harm me, my family and my friends... not to mention suicidal thoughts. This scared the hell out of me and made me desperate to find answers so I could avoid making bad life choices. However, I quickly found that the resources for widowers were very minimal and often of questionable value. I have done my best to compile the most vital information that I could find on the widower experience into this one book so the reader would not have to go to as many sources for answers as I had to do." Fred Colby, Author

In this book, the reader watches the grief process unfold through thirty blogs Fred wrote during his first year of grieving the loss of his wife. His first non-fiction book blends these blogs together with observations, lessons learned, and information he gathered from others during his grieving process.

His therapist at Pathways Hospice in Fort Collins, Colorado urged him to write this book after she too had trouble finding resources to recommend while counseling him. Fred met with and learned from many other widowers, therapists, and licensed counselors during his search for answers. This search took him to group meetings, individual counseling sessions, writings by fellow widowers, and impromptu discussions resulting from happenstance meetings with fellow travelers on the grief journey.

As a result of his commitment to finding ways to better help his fellow widowers, Fred helped to launch and co-facilitate a Men's Grief Group at Pathways Hospice, joined its Board of Directors, and is chairing its Capital Campaign Committee to help fund a Children's Healing Garden at Pathways.

For more information go to: www.fredcolby.com

Product Details
ISBN: 9780692891247
ISBN-10: 0692891242
Publisher: Fred Colby, Author
Publication Date: May 12th, 2017
Pages: 160
Language: English