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The Love of My Life Is Gone... Will I Ever Feel Whole Again?

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Expert advice on coping with the death of your spouse or partner

The death of your partner can leave a big hole in your heart.

Whether you've known your partner a few months or been married for 50 years, when your significant other dies, it may feel like part of you is gone too. For someone who has been married for a long time, the death of their husband or wife is "the single event that is most liable to affect the health and well-being of the survivor," according to Russell Friedman and John W. James of The Grief Recovery Institute.

So, how do you get through the enormous grief you feel when your partner dies? It's not easy but you can begin to feel better. To help, Legacy offers advice from grief and loss experts on how to cope with the death of your spouse or partner. 

The Love of My Life Is Gone

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The Death of a Spouse Can Feel Like Losing a Part of Your Body

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How to Make It Through the Night

Here are 9 tips for surviving long, sleepless nights after the death of your partner.

The Impact of the Death of a Former Spouse 

Many people are surprised and confused by the grief they feel when a former spouse dies.

When Will I Feel Like a Complete Person Again?

After losing your spouse, it's important to remember that you are still you—even without your partner.

We Were Supposed to Grow Old Together

It takes more than time to heal after the death of a partner or spouse.