Who am I?


Young widow biting into mystery food

When nothing feels right…


Welcome to the Hungover Widow, my home for figuring out how to reconfigure your life after losing your beloved.

When my husband, also my high school sweetheart,  George, died of cancer in April 2013,  I was really lost.  How do you deal with unbearable loneliness?  And how do you try to remake your life when everything’s fallen apart?  I try to find answers for those questions here.  I’ve tried writing, yoga, decorating and, worst of all, dating.   I also tried performance driving, swing dancing, trance dancing and  (once only) belly dancing.  I’ve coined the term Widow’s Entropy: when all the appliances in your house figure out that our husband’s dead, so they all know to break down at once.

I try to post once a week to offer something I’ve learned or sometimes something that just really irked me. Currently, I’m working on gratitude (which goes against my basic nature).  And shopping for decorative cushions (which only makes sense to me).  I’m a former lawyer so I really don’t want to go back to work.  Oh yeah, I’m writing a book on why this is all so absurd…to go from happily married to dating online with a bunch of guys who call themselves “RubberDucky37” or “RacerX911.”

So please subscribe to my blog–that’s what all those annoying pop-ups are for, and maybe we can through this together.

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  • Debbie says:

    Sample comment from your biggest fan. xo

  • My John says:

    2nd BIGGEST fan says. Keep it up, you’ll be GREAT at this. XO XO XO

  • Jessica says:

    Bravo Debbie! One foot in front of the other…
    I really admire you for exploring and stepping up for yourself! I hope you find this to be a pleasant experience. I look forward to reading more! Love you! Good job!

  • MaryJo Smith says:

    I’m looking forward to your prose. Can’t wait.

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  • Clayton Book says:

    I don’t really know you, but I was lucky enough to know George on his early years. We lost touch in high school. .. he was smart, I wasn’t. But if you were good enough for George you must be a special person. So I’m going to become a fan and fallow you till you become famous. Okay?

    • Debbie says:

      Thx! Much appreciated on the following. We did meet at one of the Del Valle reunions, many years ago…