Loving After Loss

Loving after loss is really hard for many people. I know a lot of people who are divorced, widowed, or single who are terrified to love again.  They don’t want to have the loss, the grief, or the complication again.  I get that. But I wanted to love again.  Brene Brown wrote “We are biologically, cognitively, […]

Rock Bottom for Moms

As I sit here writing the last chapter of my book about Rock Bottom for Moms, I’m thinking of all the women out there who’ve hit their rock bottom during motherhood like me. I’m thinking about their mom guilt. Mom’s feel guilty about not being the mom they want to be. That their rock bottom moment […]

When will I see him again?

Please don’t ask me when I’ll see Tim again. It hurts my heart. This is definitely not how I imagined my marriage going. Being a widowed person, remarried, I had high hopes of living with my new husband. Finally getting to do the day-to-day things I had been missing after Steve died. I was tired […]

You’re not broken, just grieving

I felt like if I could just find someone to date, to fill the void, to be a father for my daughters, it would make me feel better. Then I would be fixed and everything would be ok. ⁠ ⁠ But the grieving doesn’t go away. ⁠ ⁠ Let me tell you, it’s amazing to […]

Happily Ever After

Here’s my Top 9 of 2019 from my Instagram @drwhitneyyoung You know what?  I think you like love. I think you like a good love story and a happy ending.  So do I. I love romantic comedies and all those sappy holiday movies that I watched over the last month that end with them falling […]

Making Moments Matter

I had a harder time with Father’s Day than I expected. But actually it hit me a day later when I sat down with my counsellor. “How are you doing?” she asked. The tears started coming. My younger daughter turned 4 the day before Father’s Day. The collision of the two special days did me […]