Advice from bereavement counselors and those who have lost a spouse or life partner:

Get out of the house, see a movie, take a walk, drive to the beach

Accept invitations

Find a hobby, volunteer, join a club


Take care of yourself - a healthy diet, enough sleep, exercise

There's no formula or timetable; mourn and move on at your comfort level

Try a bereavement group

Join Facebook

Be good to yourself

Laugh - don't feel guilty


Advice for friends and family:

Let them cry


Visit for no reason

Call and e-mail just to say hello

It's OK to talk about the deceased


Helpful Web sites



Bellmore Widows/Widowers Group:

LI/NYC Metro Area Young Widow/er's Group is on Facebook:!/group.php?gid=205273635847

Young Widow Bulletin Board (YWBB):

Rockville Centre Diocese site links to many bereavement opportunities in Nassau and Suffolk: