Widow's Forum

Widowhood can be the most difficult and distressing time in a person’s life. When a spouse passes away, the remaining individual is left with a different lifestyle, a loss of dependence, and a broken heart. The tragic loss of a husband or wife can never truly be comprehended by an outsider, but many researchers have discovered a variety of statistics that may allow us to be a little more understanding of the nature of widowhood. widowhood can be the most difficult and distressing time in a person’s life. When a spouse passes away, the remaining individual is left with a different lifestyle, a loss of dependence, and a broken heart. The tragic loss of a husband or wife can never truly be comprehended by an outsider, but many researchers have discovered a variety of statistics that may allow us to be a little more understanding of the nature of widowhood. The Gerontologist of The Oxford Journals states that, “widowhood is associated with income inadequacy, which is associated with lower automobile use, lower social participation, and higher loneliness and anxiety”. Quite often, losing a spouse means losing a social circle as well. No longer does the widow or widower feel comfortable attending couple events or spending time with their spouse’s friends.

About Us

Thousands of years ago, in Verdic India, women were prominent in the society. To make the women strong and empowered they need to be aware of their rights and they should be promoted to leadership. If a woman is educated and enlightened about everything she can take the family forward socially, economically and of course morally. But in most of the houses women are consider as a domestic worker. It loses their confidence to face the challenges in their lives. When a young mother becomes a widow she has to play the role of mother and father. And in the case of aged mothers they may feel loneliness and insecurity in the house. So widowhood always brings pain and desperation to the life of women.

Widows’ forum is actively functioning in all the nine foranes. There are 29 units including 1053 widows. They have regular monthly meetings in which they get an opportunity to share their problems and relax. They also celebrate Christmas and international widows’ day in a grant manner and have forane level get together. According to their need self employment skills are taught to them and they have also begun some self employment groups such as candle making units, Gel candle making, poultry farm, vegetable cultivation and sanitary items making units etc. Through this they received motivation and increased their confidence to face life and also they achieve more self respect and confidence by their contributions to their communities.

Moreover, as we age into our later years, we grow accustomed to our lifestyles and the people we live them with. As married couples spend more years together, they can grow more dependent on their spouses and consequently more reliant on that lifestyle. When a husband or wife is tragically lost, the widow or widower is left to adapt to a new lifestyle and a new sense of independence. Unfortunately for many, this leads to departure from previous social circles, which can result in loneliness, anxiety, and depression.