Episode 57: Widowed at Age 30, Feeling Lonely, and Seeking Support on Grief

Oct 4, 2022 | Podcast Episode

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We often talk about how critical it is to have support when it comes to grief yet support and asking for help is still often stigmatized in our society. When Candyce Ossefort-Russell experienced the sudden loss of her husband at the age of 30, she decided to become the therapist that she once needed. As an LPC-S, Candyce offers insights about grief, being a widow, and other painful emotions from a unique blend of personal and professional experience. She has extensively explored psychological, spiritual, and scientific perspectives of suffering and transformation for 30 years and pairs her knowledge with being a writer, trainer, and speaker.
Episode Highlights:
  • Candyce’s grief journey and the extensive pain of becoming widowed at the age of 30 with an 11 month old son
  • What makes loss traumatic
  • How to find support via therapy, friends, grief groups and other resources
  • Tips for widows of any age
  • Prolonged Grief Disorder Diagnosis
  • Social loneliness vs attachment loneliness
  • Normalizing recurring bouts of grief
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