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MARTI BENEDETTI

martibenedetti@yahoo.com

Blog: Life After Widowhood

 

313 . 686 . 0848

MARY DEMPSEY

DEATH DID US PART: Finding Love After Loss

Co-authored by Marti Benedetti and Mary Dempsey
Marti Benedetti & Mary Dempsey

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. Our nonfiction book, Death Did Us Part: Finding Love After Loss, examines the sweet, sad, and sometimes zany path for getting back in the game.

We are long-time journalists, we are friends, and we launched this project out of curiosity after we found ourselves planted at the strange crossroads where widowhood meets dating. One of us (Marti) is a widow, the other (Mary) dates a widower. To answer our own questions, we began talking to widowers and widows across the country, across age groups, across experiences. What we found was a dating universe with far more resilience and greater heresy than we imagined.

Widows and widowers (or W&Ws, as we call them) are living longer and have broader views on sex and money. Like everyone else, they meet new partners online, in trains, planes, and cars (as well as libraries, gyms, bars, and grocery stores). Where they diverge, however, is what’s fascinating. 

 

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STORIES ON WIDOWHOOD

These blogs and articles offer unique insights on the struggles of dating in widowhood.

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STORIES ON WIDOWHOOD

These blogs and articles offer unique insights on the struggles of dating in widowhood.

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STORIES ON WIDOWHOOD

These blogs and articles offer unique insights on the struggles of dating in widowhood.

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STORIES ON WIDOWHOOD

These blogs and articles offer unique insights on the struggles of dating in widowhood.

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STORIES ON WIDOWHOOD

These blogs and articles offer unique insights on the struggles of dating in widowhood.

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STORIES ON WIDOWHOOD

These blogs and articles offer unique insights on the struggles of dating in widowhood.

'I hope you stay forever'

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