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Catherine Tidd: Confessions of a Mediocre Widow

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One out of three women will become widows before the age of 60. For Catherine Tidd, it happened when she was 31.

In her memoir, Confessions of a Mediocre Widow: Or, How I Lost My Husband and My Sanity ,Tidd candidly shares her personal journey through love, sudden loss, and coping with the aftermath of emotions and responsibilities following her husband’s death.

One summer morning in 2007, Catherine Tidd received a phone call that her husband Brad had been involved in a traffic accident and suffered what appeared to be a dislocated knee and broken ribs. In the span of the next 72 hours, Brad would suffer a stroke and swelling of the brain, and Catherine had to make the heartbreaking decision to let him go.

As life continues to go on around her, Tidd is faced with more questions than answers:

  • How do you support the grief of your children when you’re falling apart? 
  • How do you get a job when you have three young kids at home? 
  • When is it okay to date? 
  • Is getting a pedicure every three days so that you can escape your house and children for 30 minutes wrong? 
  • You can use the life insurance money to buy a sports car if it makes you feel better, right?

Confessions of a Mediocre Widow gives a refreshingly honest, and sometimes humorous, glimpse into how to laugh, love, and find joy in the unexpected turns life takes. www.thewiddahood.com