Chapter 3: Living without my spouse or partner
Making decisions on my own
When your life partner dies, you often lose your confidante and best friend.
Your spouse or partner confirmed your choices or helped you to think about alternatives. Alone you can feel very unsure, indecisive, and even panicky that you will make a mistake.
Another challenge after the loss of a partner is to build self-confidence in your decision-making.It may take time to build the self-confidence to deal with whatever comes your way. Give yourself permission to ask other reliable people for advice, and think about what your spouse or partner might have advised. To our surprise, we often discover that we can access the person's voice within us.