Catherine Tidd

Catherine Tidd is a widow and the Founder of, a free social support network dedicated to anyone who has lost a significant other. She is also a writer, public speaker, and mother to three young entertaining children. She received a degree in English from Rollins College in 1998 and has since worked as a writer, editor, Marketing Manager, and Event Planner. Originally from Louisiana, Ms. Tidd currently lives in Denver, CO.

Widowhood and Friendship Survival No Comments

I think widowhood should have an alternate name: “The Great Friend Shakedown.” You just don’t know who your friends are until something like this happens, do you? It’s kind of like not knowing if you have a good dentist until you chip a front tooth. Will you walk out with a matching set or will your dentist not be up to the challenge and make you look like Nanny McPhee? I am a firm believer that friendships, even in good times, change, evolve, cycle, and sometimes just disappear altogether. We’ve all seen it…

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Lost in the Widowhood No Comments

“I feel so lost.” How many times have we felt that way? How many times have we heard that from other grievers? How many times have we just wanted to pull on a t-shirt that says it, so we just don’t have to explain anymore why we’re operating in such a daze? We all go through these periods of feeling lost. Like we’re floating out there in the world with nothing to anchor us. We make the best effort we can to find that connection…the internet, support groups, counseling…something, anything to make us feel like we’re still part of the world…

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