Partner Loss Resources
For those who have lost a significant other or spouse, here are resources that may offer support and validation.
Books specific to Partner Loss
- Black Widow: A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief for People Who Normally Avoid Books with Words Like "Journey" in the Title by Leslie Gray Streeter | An honest account of early widowhood combined with new motherhood, complete with humor in exactly the right places.
Modern Loss by Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner | Collection of essays on all types of loss, but many focus on the loss of a partner
- The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life by Donal Rosenstein and Justin Yopp | Partner loss from a father's perspective
- The Hot Young Widows Club by Nora McInerny | Guidebook for those living with grief and the grief adjacent. Based on Nora's widely popular Ted Talk, We Don't Move On From Grief, We Move Forward With It.
- The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander | A beautifully written and candid look at a woman's love and loss following the sudden death of her husband.
- Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala | Sonali lost her husband, children and parents in the 2004 Tsunami. A tragic and heartbreaking story, but also a story of resilience in the worst nightmare most of us could ever fathom.
Books that may also help (that are not specific to partner-loss)
- It's OK You're Not OK by Megan Devine | A book that normalizes the grief experience and, most importantly, affirms that whatever you're feeling is completely normal (and there's nothing wrong with you)