I am a writer and editor who has made it my mission to help those dealing with the loss of a loved one, particularly a spouse. After I became a widow at 42, I didn't want people to tell me how to heal or that everything happens for a reason. I just wanted to know that my feelings were normal.
I spent almost three years working with a grief counselor, and I joined a young widows group, becoming good friends with many widows/widowers. Having these outlets to share my feelings and know I wasn't alone was really the only thing that helped me. In gratitude to the widows and widowers who helped me, I decided to pay it forward and support others suffering a loss.
In Feeling Left Behind, I share my experiences and feelings to help others know that they're not alone and that their feelings are normal. In a candid and heartfelt way, I express what many–maybe even most–grieving people feel and experience. I am a Book Excellence Award finalist for the Grief category.
If you've found this website, chances are you've suffered a loss and are grieving. If so, I am truly sorry. Please know you're welcome here and you're not alone!
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Kim Murdock’s brave expression of her intimate and moving experience of grief is a must read for any widow who has no idea what to do, whom to talk to, or how to manage the multitude of complex emotions that might emerge at any moment or time, for as long as it takes. Thank you, Kim, for this healing elixir and loving proof that we are never, ever alone.
Patti Ashley, PhD,
psychotherapist and author of Living in the Shadow of the Too-Good Mother Archetype and Letters to Freedom