Q&A | Why Am I Struggling More With My Spouse's Death Than My Parents' Death?


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In this first Q&A episode, Ruth asks why she's struggling more with her spouse's death than the death of her parents.
In my response, I share a perspective you may find helpful when considering your losses.
Whether you've been married for five, fifteen, or forty years, or your parents died when you were young or in your fifties, death may finalize the physical relationship; however, the emotional relationship carries on.
I'd love to answer your question on the podcast. Submit your Q to my email at victoria@theunleashedheart.com with "Q for Grieving Voices" in the subject line. I will only use your first name -- or no name if you prefer!


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