I just ran across this post on Facebook that a woman wrote as she was experiencing the end of the first year after her husband's death. From my own experience this is a very touching and realistic view of what life is like after losing your partner. The article was originally a post on the Huffington Post, I Am Ending My Year Of Firsts After My Husband’s Death
As the holidays approach it is important to be sensitive to people who have lost loved ones and the difficulties they may experience missing them during the holidays. Often I have said whoever put Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Valentines so close together on the calendar never knew what is like to miss a loved one during so many special holidays so close in time.