The vast majority of clients who visit therapists' offices are female, and due to this, therapy is shaped accordingly to fit and be effective with women.

Relationships with widowers can be tempestuous, but if he is truly ready for a new relationship, you may find that the widower can be the partner that you need -- and more.

Widowed men are prone to jumping into new relationships too quickly, says widower Abel Keogh, in the first chapter of his book "Dating a Widower." Widowers may be seeking companionship, sex or a feeling of normalcy after the death of a spouse -- and will be less discriminating in who they choose to spend time with.

Arlin Cuncic has been writing about mental health since 2007, specializing in social anxiety disorder and depression topics. The success of your relationship will depend largely on the emotional stability of the man you are dating -- and whether he is truly ready to move on.

She served as the managing editor of the "Journal of Attention Disorders" and has worked in a variety of research settings. What do you need to know as the partner of a widower?

The same stages of grief that accompany the loss of a loved one are also often associated with divorce.

Although divorce can actually be a time of great personal growth and reinvention, it is still the death of a relationship and a familiar way of life. It is common to deny the loss to try to avoid the pain you are certain to eventually feel.

Guest author Maureen Hunter shares some insight on how to respect and support each other through these differences.

Guest writer Catherine Tidd reflects on how becoming a widow permanently changed her as a person, and how friends and family who surround a widow/er may not be able to understand this transformation.

If you are struggling with your divorce, it might be helpful to read about each of the stages of grief, consider which stage you currently find yourself in, and think about what steps you need to take to progress to the next ones. The shock eventually wears off and gives way to suffering and hurt.