The death of a spouse can be the most painful event in life. The survivor may be overwhelmed by grief, loneliness and fear of the unknown. They may become frightened by these unfamiliar emotions. The Widowed person needs to know:

*Are my feelings and behavior normal?
*How can I make my friends and family understand?
*Where do I go from here?
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Skagit Widowed Support Services
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Skagit Widowed Support Services (SWSS) can help the widowed find answers answers to these and other questions through:

Grief Discussion Workshops-Widowed persons often find comfort in talking with others who are grieving. SWSS sponsors a free workshop where men and women can learn to deal with their emotions and share their concerns. Learn More!

Social Gatherings- You need not be a member to attend SWSS functions. Enjoy joining weekly informal social gatherings with other widows and widowers that include no-host luncheons and monthly dinners in a relaxed atmosphere. Socialize with others who have experienced the pain of  losing a spouse and understand what you are going through. 

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SWSS was established in April of 1989. SWSS still continues to help surviving spouses to adapt to their “new normal.” Read Skagit Valley Herald article on SWSS founding dated April 20, 1989