Dating & Relationships - Beyond Bereavement.

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Widow's Fire

/ˈwidō/ /ˈfī(ə)r/

The burning desire for sex following bereavement of a spouse or partner

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You lost your person. 


You are still human.

You miss the sex and intimacy you shared. 

It's time to talk openly about other realities of being bereaved.

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Let's speak openly about the realities

of sex, intimacy & dating

after loss

New meaning of sex 

Missing the sex you had

Role of sex within grief

Guilt & Shame

Dating again

Being naked with someone new

Enjoying sex in new ways

New relationship with yourself and your body

Internal & External Judgement

Rebuilding Intimacy

Remarrying & More kids

Blending families

Become a member of the Widow's Fire Community!

My name is Julia.

Sorry to welcome you to this club because it means you have been going through the hell of your partner dying and now you're feeling and finding out about Widow's Fire.  Didn't see that coming, did you!


In the Members Area, I share my own Widow's Fire stories with you and the anonymous submissions of other widows/widowers all over the world.

Let's share thoughts, advice and discuss the different aspects of Widow's Fire. 

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