Traumatic losses often divide widow(er)s from friends, family, society, and even other widows. Negative assumptions and stereotypes about these kinds of deaths and the spouses that survive them can cause ongoing pain.
Whitney is a Research Scientist with a passion for lifelong learning. Following the suicide of her first husband, Ethan, she spent many late nights searching out and reading information about suicide. As a very young widow, she felt immediately that she would never be "normal." In the last few years, she has embraced this abnormal life and tried to use the new skills she's developed in widowhood to be a positive force in the lives of others. Whitney is always glad to connect with other widows, cat people, and widows who are also cat people.