A Man Who Lost His Wife in a Public Way Speaks About His Journey Through Grief
Before she died of ovarian cancer, Amy Krouse Rosenthal published a piece in The New York Times called “You May Want to Marry My Husband.” This ironic and funny meditation on death was widely read, and in it she gave her husband, Jason, permission to move on and find happiness. In this sincere and touching talk, Jason talks about how he’s been doing. He recounts with unflinching honesty the difficulties he still has dealing with the painful memories of her death, and how he has coped with losing his soul mate. His words resonate with anyone who has lost a loved one: “I really am sad a lot of the time; I often feel like I’m kind of a mess, and I know these feelings apply to other surviving spouses, children, parents and other family members.” As Amy wished, he has also found moments of joy.