A More Constructive Label for Forging Ahead
Solo spouse is a modern term to redefine one who is on a solitary and often overwhelming path after the significant loss of a life partner. A partnership is reduced to a solitary mission to pick up the pieces and forge ahead. You are now solely responsible for everything that two people took care of before, and this often includes a combination of major roles such as household management, parenting, and working outside the home, to name a few.
But this new identity can be made easier through seeking community and learning from others who are experiencing similar changes and challenges. Solo spouses can find strength and examples from others in similar positions and from vetted professionals they can trust in this new normal.