Redefining Grief: What It Means To Be Widowish

Expectations of the word “widow”

Melissa Gould
The Memoirist
Published in
4 min readJul 17, 2023

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I was at the car wash recently and while I was waiting for my car to get dried, the person sitting next to me said, “Last time I got a carwash, it rained the next day.” I replied, “Oh, I hate it when that happens. Especially because I’m a widow.”

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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