I was 38 when my ex spouse died. I found myself grieving a spouse who I had ended on less than amicable terms with. I was dealing with a range of emotions including sadness, anger, guilt, and even relief. Was the loss of an ex spouse a valid reason to grieve? And what do I even call myself now? I wasn’t a widow, but was I? Could I join a widows support group for my situation? I found myself searching the internet trying to find help.
What I Learned When My Ex Spouse Died
The first month after my ex husband died was quite a learning experience! I learned quickly I was on a rollercoaster ride of mixed emotions. Combine that with all the education I needed and educating myself on if I was eligible for social security ex spousal death benefits. I’ve combined a lot of what I learned into a simple guide for you.