Feb. 10th my life took a drastic turn. My husband of 30 years died quit suddenly (he had a heart attack at age 56).
I now find myself a 50 year old single person trying to figure out how to do this. I was married before my 20th birthday.
I am looking for resources for living a faithful life as a single catholic. Most of what I’ve seen (after a brief search) seems to be aimed at singles seeking marriage. I am not ready to even think of that (if ever).
When I was first married it followed a courtship and engagement. As one moves toward marriage and one learns about it. You have time to prepare your mind and heart for life lived with another, working on becoming one.
How do you learn to be single after 30 years of marriage? I lived on my own for about 6 months before my marriage. That was a long time ago and I knew I was headed toward marriage.
This is so different. Grief aside (I am not ignoring the impact of that) How do I begin to understand how to live as a single person?
Any help here?