Planet Widow: A Mother's Story of Navigating a Suddenly Unrecognizable World
One of the most stressful and traumatic events a person can face is the death of a spouse. It happened to Gloria Lenhart suddenly when her husband Nick, only forty-four years old, dropped dead while jogging.Planet Widow is the story of her struggle to negotiate motherhood, family, and career in a world that is suddenly unrecognizable. Serving as both a comfort and a cautionary tale, this powerful story helps answer real-life questions about coping with loss, as well as how to prepare for the unthinkable.
Perhaps Lenhart’s biggest challenge is finding ways to help her sons cope with the loss of their father. Even before the funeral is over, Lenhart must fight for custody of her husband’s son, sixteen-year-old Nikolaus, whom she’s been a mother to for more than ten years. And like many widows, Lenhart finds herself faced with difficult financial realities as she is drawn into the realm of estate lawyers, probate courts, and unscrupulous stockbrokers.
Planet Widow is a personal story of spunk and determination, told with a touch of humor. The book ends on a note of hope--that a loss experienced and survived can lead to a fuller understanding of what it means to live.
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Great ReadUser Review - roserose - Borders
This book is a fast and informative read about the experiences the author has once her husband suddenly passes away. The stories are compelling and she accurately engages the reader to understand what ... Read full review
Poorly written, limited vocabulary, poor construction, and emotionally frozen for such a sad topic and story. I would not recommend this book as a way to help cope with sudden loss and the process of grieving and rebuilding.
three What Would Jackie Do?
seven Always and Forever
nine Back to Normal
eleven Honoring Memories
twelve Taking Charge
thirteen Legal Advice
fourteen Learning to Cope
twentyone Set in Stone
twentytwo Getting Help
thirtyseven Unexpected Help
fortyseven Moving On
sixteen Bills to Pay