At 25, I joined a club I never wanted to be part of: the young widows' club. After nine short, perfect months of being married to the man of my dreams, he passed away in a tragic accident on our farm. It's been more than a year now and I'm still struggling, but I'm very thankful for our love story. If I can help even one person by sharing it — and remind them that they will smile again one day — talking about this is worth it.
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The year before, I had staggered through the fog of another devastating broken heart, and I had counseled and cried with friends when they were trying to survive their own relationship train wrecks. Folks on social media were getting engaged, jumping brooms, and enjoying the joyful experience of love, but in real life, I was surrounded by evidence of how dangerous that emotion could be. Our love lives were the subject of constant research and examination, and I was so over-immersed in dismal numbers — like the data from the U. Census Bureau that found nearly 40 percent of black women ages 34 to 39 had never been married, compared to 14 percent of their white female peers; or the research that found black women, ages 35 to 45, with a college degree were 15 percent less likely to be married than a white woman without a degree — I convinced myself to just give up on dating and relationships altogether. Statistically, I could become a homeowner. Statistically, I could grow thriving businesses and adventure through the countries on my travel bucket list. But statistically, I was not going to get married and have more kids.
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