Its a about the shock of losing your partner and getting on with life. Referring gay widowers to a gay specific bereavement group is another intervention. Support groups are helpful to widowers because they allow widowers to realize they are not alone, give them an appropriate avenue for expressing emotions, spread information about how to deal with grief, can help them gain hope, can reduce their distress, increase their self-understanding, enable them to help others, and are affordable (). The widower support group is here for anyone looking for support in dealing with being a widower and losing a partner. Find over 12 widows and widowers support group groups with 1018 members near you and meet people in your local community who share your interests. There are many who have very similar experiences and it helps to know you are not alone in this journey of grief. Gays are also welcome in our other widowed groups and while we have never had a homophobic incident, this group was created in response to a special request from some gay widowed members. She told me that if the fall had happened before she started attending this group, she would have had no support and no one to take care of her. It had only been a few months since her partner had died and she truly believed our little lgbt grief support group had saved her life in more ways than one. This community is dedicated to those who have lost a husband, wife, or partner. Anything is open for discussion here, with the hope that we can focus on grief, bereavement, life after loss, and continuing on after a great loss.