Chapter 3: Living without my spouse or partner

Key ideas

  • It can be difficult to think about, make and follow through with plans when your partner dies.
  • It is common to feel stressed and anxious going out to dinners and parties alone.
  • You may be overwhelmed by single parenting as you cope with your own grief as well as your children's, and as you take over the tasks your spouse once managed.
  • It may take time to build the confidence you need to make decisions without your spouse or partner.