National Widowers Makes the News

Loss, Grief, and Life


Confounded by grief, people are literally at a loss for everything. The return from despair can be long, and the return always takes different paths. Sandy Broyard, Sam Feldman and George Cohn reflect on grief, bereavement and recovery and what the process may mean for others.

April 24, 2012 by Patrick Phillips Read the article here or Download the PDF of Loss-Grief-Life

Turning His Grief into a Support System

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On Wednesday Sam Feldman pulled up a picture of a bathing beauty on his iPad. It was his wife, Gretchen, when she was only 20, the year he met her. Sam Feldman helps widowers struggling with loss. “So, that’s why I was sad and lonely,” he said lingering over the picture before putting it away. “Is that a good enough reason?”

April 20, 2012 by Peter Brannen Read the article here:

Wells Fargo ConversationsCoping with Loss: A Retirement Reality

Sam Feldman likes to initiate things. An entrepreneur who owned a chain of apparel stores, he’d met his share of challenges. But when Gretchen, his wife of 53 years, died from cancer in November 2008, Feldman had to confront an unknown adversary: grief.

March 4, 2012 by Nancy Oakley Read the article here:

Blogtalk Logo30 minutes with The Men’s Bereavement Network Founder

Men grieve differently.

March 10, 2012 by Hope Through Knowledge in Health Watch the interview here:

AARP Logo NewsWidowers Stick Together

When you’re a man grieving the death of your wife or partner, casseroles just don’t cut it.

02/21/2012 by Sally Abrahams, AARP Blog Author Read the article here:

You Tube Logo NewsRaising Grieving Children

Dr. Phyllis R. Silverman, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Widowers’ Organization recently spoke about dealing with grief and bereavement in a video sponsored by the Open To Hope Foundation. Touching on nine lessons from her experience in studying grief, Dr. Silverman raises key points of understanding that are worthwhile for all who are interested in people or families dealing with grief.

Posted: January 11, 2011 Please take the time to view her insightful comments here:

CBS NY LogoMen Grieve Differently

Pat Farnack interviews Sam Feldman for “The Health and Well Being Report”

Aired: November 4, 2011 Listen to the interview here

CBS NY LogoOdd Guy Out

Pat Farnack interviews Perry Garfinkel for “The Health and Well Being Report”

Aired: November 4, 2011 Listen to the interview here

Cape Cod Times LogoGrief support networks look at male-only counseling groups

By Perry Garfinkel (amplifies on New York Times article)

Published: August 25, 2011 Read the article here

WCAI LogoThe Point: Men and Grief

Mindy Todd interviews Sam Feldman and Fred Spero

Published: Sep 28, 2011 Listen to the interview here

PRN LogoYour Life, Your Relationships show on Progressive Radio Network


Published: Sep 22, 2011 Listen to the interview here

EBUR 909 Boston LogoOn The Vineyard, Men Who Don’t Grieve On An Island


Published: Aug 19, 2011 Read the article at wbur Online

New York Times LogoMen in Grief Seek Others Who Mourn as They Do

By Perry Garfinkel

Published: July 25, 2011 Read the article at NYT Online

Martha’s Vineyard’s New Men’s Bereavement Group

By Barbara Case Senchak

Published: September 3, 2009 Read the article at Martha’s Vineyard News Online

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