No one can truly make up for the loss of a spouse, but there are a few simple things you can do to to make coping easier. Find out what widow benefits you are entitled to through the government. Let these aids be of assistance to you in this new stage of life.
If your spouse was a member of the U.S. military, information about survivor benefit plans is readily available to you. Become educated on what your true financial status is so you can make a new life plan. Feel safer and more financially secure knowing you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to as a widow or widower.