Ask a Widow

DC widow blog writer Marjorie Brimley puts on Tommy's shoes in front of door

Every few weeks, I get a panicked email or call from a friend or acquaintance or stranger from the internet. “I don’t know what to do,” the person tells me, “my friend/sister/neighbor/colleague just lost her partner, and now she’s a widow. How can I help her?” I always ask more questions before I answer. Because, […]

The Avengers

DC widow blog writer Marjorie Brimley dressed as Black Widow with her children dressed as the Avengers stand in yard

I love Halloween. I’ve dressed up every year, even as an adult, and for many years we’ve done a family costume. Last year, we were all zombies, which somehow made sense. But this year didn’t feel like a zombie year. Tommy, in particular, was stuck on the idea of being Spiderman, and when I thought […]