Being open to love after the death of your spouse

Matthew Logelin, Bestselling Author & Blogger, shares advice from personal experience on how to open yourself up to love someone again else after the death of your spouse
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Being open to love after the death of your spouse

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I had no idea I was open to find love again. In fact I never thought I would. I thought I would go on the rest of my life loving and mourning Liz. I always sort of assumed that finding love again meant leaving Liz behind. And when I finally did find somebody, it was a complete accident. It just happened one day, and I didn't expect it. I didn't anticipate it, but it happened. And at that point, I knew that I was open to it. And so many times, I have friends and family tell me that, you know, they really wanted me to find somebody, you know, that would make me happy again. And there were other people out there who really never wanted me to find love again. That I should have this, sort of, romanticized idea of Liz and never move on from that. And what I found to be so important was that I did what I needed to on my own time, and I didn't consider or worry about what anybody else thought or needed or wanted from me. And that was the best thing that I ever did, was listening to myself rather than all the people that were around.

Matthew Logelin, Bestselling Author & Blogger, shares advice from personal experience on how to open yourself up to love someone again else after the death of your spouse

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Matthew Logelin

Bestselling Author & Blogger

Matthew Logelin is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Two Kisses for Maddy, as well as the acclaimed and award-winning blog, Matt, Liz, & Madeline. His essays have been featured in the Huffington Post, Glamour Magazine, Mamalode Magazine, and The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything.

Two Kisses for Maddy was the winner of the Goodreads Choice Award in the Best Memoir & Autobiography category, 2011, has been translated to four languages and was recently optioned by the Lifetime network, to be adapted for the small screen by Marta Kauffman (Friends) and Denise DiNovi (Crazy, Stupid Love; The Lucky One).

Matt is also the founder and president of The Liz Logelin Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in honor of his late wife, with the sole purpose of providing hope for young widowed families (regardless of marital status or sexual orientation) through financial assistance and necessary resources. Since its founding in 2009, The Liz Logelin Foundation has given grants to more than 120 families. Most importantly, Matt is the father to four-year-old Madeline. His toughest critic most days, she is also his biggest fan. He spends his days helping her refine her taste in music and books. They live in Los Angeles but travel often to see as much of the world as possible. 

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