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“A comfort to any young widow who feels upended, overwhelmed, or isolated after this major life change.”

—HOPE EDELMAN, New York Times bestselling author of Motherless Daughters and The AfterGrief: Finding Your Way Along the Long Arc of Loss

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“No matter how alone you might be feeling in your experience, Widowed Parents Unite offers hope, solace, comfort, and inspiration.”

—CLAIRE BIDWELL SMITH, LCPC, author of Conscious Grieving

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Widowed Parents Unite provides readers with the invaluable relief that accompanies having your fears, your truths, and your experiences validated.”

—MICHELE NEFF HERNANDEZ, CEO, Soaring Spirits International, and author, Different After You: Rediscovering Yourself and Healing after Grief and Trauma

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“This gem of a book is a resource to come to time and again.”

—ELENA LISTER, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and coauthor of Giving Hope: Conversations With Children About Illness, Death and Loss

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“An important voice of hope, practical support, and understanding to parents navigating the loss of a partner.”

—MEGHAN RIORDAN JARVIS, MA, LICSW, host, Grief is My Side Hustle podcast, and author, End of the Hour: A Therapist’s Memoir

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“This book is a gem for those who are solo parenting, as well as for those who work with grieving populations.”

—RYAN LOISELLE, MSW, LICSW, program director, FRIENDS WAY, and founder, Rhode Island Grief Counseling

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Widowed Parents Unite is a great referral for therapists who work with anyone raising kids after the loss of their spouse or partner.”

—CATHY CALLANS, LMHC, St. Louise Counseling Services

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“A jewel box of gems for widowed parents. Each weekly entry contains a precious gift of wisdom, insight, humanity, and above all, hope.”

—JOANNE L. HARPEL, MPhil, CT, JD, president, Coping After Suicide, and executive producer, Talking OutLOUD: Teens & Suicide Loss, A Conversation

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“I couldn't recommend this beautiful 'support system in a book' more!"

—GINA MOFFA, LCSW, grief and trauma therapist and author of Moving On Doesn't Mean Letting Go: A Modern Guide to Navigating Loss

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“The loudest message in this beautifully well-thought-out book is YOU ARE NOT ALONE!”

—KAREN PHELPS MOYER, co-founder, Eluna Network, founder, Camp Erin, and life/love coach, Good Morning Gorgeous

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“What an incredible gift this book is to all widowed parents who may feel alone and untethered in their experience.”

—BRENNAN C. WOOD, executive director, Dougy Center: The National Grief Center for Children & Families, and author, A Kids Book About Grief

Bluhen Books

Bluhen Books, nestled in the heart of Bellevue, Washington, is an independent publishing company featuring voices navigating the intricate tapestry of grief and loss. Our curated collection primarily delves into poignant memoirs and insightful nonfiction, providing solace and understanding to those seeking to make sense of life's most challenging moments.

At Bluhen Books, we also extend our mission to young readers, with a forthcoming line of picture books tailored for young minds, ensuring that individuals of all ages have resources to navigate and understand grief.

We believe in the transformative power of stories to heal, comfort, and connect us in our shared human experience.