Widowed Young Blog

Exchanging vows that day, the world was filled with possibilities … the optimism and dreams of a future life … a family and shared experiences for years to come. That day, no one expects to be Widowed Young.


by: Judith Burdick

Posted on: February 4th, 2011


Judith BurdickWelcome to my blog. I know first-hand how difficult it can be to find yourself young and widowed.

There are essentially no rules created by our culture to help younger people facing these kinds of tragedies, nor sufficient life experiences to help prepare one for such trauma. Resources and direction for people in this situation seem few and far between, but it is my goal to provide you with the tools that just didn’t exist at the time of my husband’s death twenty years ago.

I bring aspects of my own story, and my children’s story, to help flesh out the multiple layers and stages of the journey you are beginning right now. These are integrated with the narratives of other participating survivors. I will share information about the grief process, coping strategies, resources, events and support groups. I will share my journey in producing Young and Widowed: A Documentary, while elaborating on the issues presented within the film.

Remember, you are not alone. Together, I can help you develop a renewed spirit and sense of hope.

Judith R. Burdick

4 Responses

  1. Elizabeth Zubres says:

    This will be a wonderfully useful resource for so many! Thanks for sharing your experiences which will enable many to find peace and healing, and perhaps even regain the courage to experience love and joy again.

  2. Sarah says:


    Thank you so much for this website! I recently lost my Husband February 12, 2011 in a car accident. We had been together for 5 years and were just recently married August 28, 2010. We were only married 5 months, but I had known him half my life. Thank you for your support, it helps to know there are others that have made it through!


  3. Elaine Grohman says:


    What a beautiful and moving tribute to those whose lives have been irrevocably altered by circumstances beyond their control. Your loving, thoughtful and heartfelt examination of this journey is bound to soothe and comfort those who watch your film. I congratulate you and thank you for all your efforts to help others heal.

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