Coauthored by
Marti Benedetti and Mary A. Dempsey

"This book offers you practical guidance for seeking love after loss, along with powerful anecdotes from people who walked this path."
— Kristen Meekhof, LMSW, coauthor of A Widow's Guide to Healing

Finding Love After Loss

A Relationship Roadmap for Widows

Every year in the United States, 1.5 million men and women experience the death of a spouse or partner. More than any other time in history, they crave a new chance at love. Finding Love After Loss: A Relationship Roadmap for Widows examines the sweet, sad, and sometimes zany path for getting back in the game.

Long-time journalists and friends, Marti and Mary launched this project out of curiosity after they found themselves at the strange crossroads where widowhood meets dating. Marti was a widow; Mary dated a widower. To answer their own questions, they began talking to widows across the country, across age groups, across experiences.


What they found was a far more innovative --and resilient -- dating universe than they ever imagined.  Widows are the new relationship heretics. They are changing the rules of romance in unexpected and remarkable ways.

Marti Benedetti & Mary Dempsey