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AUDIO: Dr. Marty Klein - What Should A Woman Do After Losing Her Spouse Of 30 Years?

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No sex or marriage question is too embarrassing because it’s time to ask EmpowHer’s sexuality expert Dr. Marty Klein, anything.

What should you do first after losing your spouse of 30 years?

Dr. Marty Klein:
Oh, my. The first thing you need to do is feel terrible. You probably don’t need me to tell you that, but you really need to feel that whole range of feelings, including lonely, including abandoned, don’t forget to feel angry. After 30 years, of course you are going to feel angry that your mate left you like this. Oh, my.

Now where do you start? Well, I think the place to start is to realize that you are going to complete one part of your life and begin an entirely new part of your life.

Your needs are going to be different, the people you associate may be different, and you will be investigating new things and you will be making new mistakes. You are definitely going to be making mistakes, and they will be new mistakes. And of course, the world is different now than it was when you were single last time.

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