Karen Phelps Moyer on Reimagining Love [WPP112]

I had such a great discussion with Karen Phelps Moyer for this episode. I first learned of Karen’s work because she founded Camp Erin, which is a camp for kids ages 6-17 who are grieving the loss of a loved one, and which runs camps in many locations across the US. Now, Karen is working with widowed people and others to reimagine love after loss. I had the pleasure of talking with her initially back in episode 51, and since dating and potentially looking for a “Chapter 2” is a topic that many widowed people grapple with at some point, I thought it would be a good time to have her back on the show to give us an update. Some topics Karen and I discuss include: Why it may be easier to think about “finding adult company” rather than “dating;” Sometimes it’s helpful to “release and replace” thoughts that are not working for us; Why she believes that everyone can “reimagine love;” There’s no need to take down your pictures just because you’re bringing someone new into the house; Talking to your kids about dating; How zoom chats can help you get a better sense of a person that messaging online; and The importance of working on yourself as you begin considering reimaging love. I hope you enjoy my discussion with Karen Phelps Moyer. -=-=-=-=- Thank you sponsors & partners: Grief Coach - Grief support text messaging service. Tips and support delivered all year long, personalized based on your loss. Listeners get $10 off: https://grief.coach/jennylisk/ BetterHelp - Talk with a licensed, professional therapist online. Get 10% off your first month: betterhelp.com/widowedparent Support the show - Buy Me a Coffee -=-=-=-=-

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The Widowed Parent Podcast is your guide to “only-parenting” after the loss of a spouse. Host Jenny Lisk, who lost her own husband to brain cancer when her kids were 9 & 11, sets out each week in search of the best information, advice, and experts, and brings them straight to you. Whether you listen at the gym, on your commute, or walking the dog, we hope you’ll join us for inspiration, empowerment, and connection.