Dating a widow
ONE MARCH AFTERNOON IN 2010, I logged on to Facebook and glanced at my relationship status.
For many widows the grieving process is long and in some cases may even last several years.
I asked questions in oncologists' offices and took notes.
I cried on the phone to impassive health insurance bureaucrats.
The path that led me from wife to widow had been long, crooked, and painful.
I had spent the previous two years watching my husband fight, with grace and heartbreaking optimism, a rare and aggressive form of esophageal cancer.