One of the most upsetting events in life is the death of a spouse. Men who lose their wives experience particular hardship. Grieving might be more challenging for widowers since they frequently lack a network of family or friends and may find it hard to express their feelings. Additionally, they might have relied heavily on their partners to complete daily chores like cooking, cleaning, etc, or be dependent on their partner for financial well-being.
Signs & Symptoms
- Experiencing grief and loss
- Trauma after the death of a spouse
- Economic insecurities for elderly females
- Discrimination and stigmatization
- Suicidal thoughts
- Depressed moods,
- Difficulties in concentrating,
- Anger, anxiety,
- Restlessness, and extreme sadness
- The challenge of finding a new spouse or companion is a common complaint among widows and widowers.
- This is particularly true for widows, who have to deal with the societal stigmas associated with being old and asexual in a society that prioritizes youth.
- In retirement communities, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes, widows typically outnumber widowers.
How online counselling be helpful?
- Grief manifests itself differently in each person. There is no right or wrong method for someone to grieve. If you or someone you know is mourning, you might wish to turn to friends, family, support groups, or an online counsellor.
- Online grief counselling may be very helpful because it is less expensive, more easily accessible, and more widely available.
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