Celebrating My Husband’s Birthday With or Without Him

Melissa Gould
HEART. SOUL. PEN.
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4 min readAug 7, 2022

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My husband’s 59th birthday is this week and even though Joel died a few months after he turned 50, I find myself wondering, “How could I be married to someone so old?!” Yes, I still consider him my husband even though he’s been gone for 9 years… nearly a decade — it seems unfathomable!

I’ve also had a boyfriend for the past 8 years. The boyfriend and I aren’t married, we…

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Melissa Gould
HEART. SOUL. PEN.

Author of Widowish, A Memoir, an @Amazon bestseller 🎉 Named a Best Grief Book of All Time🎉 A @goodreads Top Book of 2021 🎉 More at MelissaGouldAuthor.com