Life As A Young Widow: WWJD

Asking Myself “What Would Joel Do” Has Been My Compass

Melissa Gould
The Memoirist
Published in
4 min readOct 26, 2023

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When my former business partner and I ran a small company, we sometimes felt like we were in over our heads. Decisions weren’t always easy, and the path we thought we were on seemed to change on a daily basis. So whenever we had a conundrum of any kind, we would joke and ask each other, “WWJD?” The “J” in our case, was my husband, Joel — “what would Joel do?”

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Melissa Gould
The Memoirist

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