1. Debbie Weiss on Widowhood and Self- Discovery Dave Roberts 39:51

In this episode of the “Teaching Journeys Podcast” Dave Roberts’ guest is Debbie Weiss, author, former lawyer, and widow who turned to writing after the tragic loss of her partner. debbieshares in detail about her late partner, George, a tech genius and her partner of 32 years. She discusses the process of dealing with Grief, Caregiver guilt, loneliness and how she navigated the world of online dating. Debbie recommends finding oneself and building a full life before dating again post loss. She also discusses her book “Available As Is”, giving insights on her life after George’s passing and offers hope to others dealing with similar experiences.

Debbie’s Bio and Contact Information

Debbie Weiss turned to writing in 2013, when she lost her partner and high school sweetheart of 32 years and found herself on her own for the first time in her life. She is the author of “Available As Is: A Midlife Widow’s Search for Love” about creating a new life and finding hope after widowhood. Her writing has been published in the New York Times’ “Modern Love” column and Huffington Post among other publications. A former lawyer, she’s proudest of earning her MFA in creative writing in 2020 at age 56.

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Dave Roberts LMSW, Author, Podcaster

David J. Roberts, LMSW, became a parent who experienced the death of a child, when his daughter Jeannine died of cancer on 3/1/03 at the age of 18. He is a retired addiction professional and an adjunct professor in the psychology child life department at Utica University in Utica, New York. Dave also teaches psychology classes at Pratt MWP School of Art and Design. He is the host of The Teaching Journeys Podcast, which can be found on Apple, Spotify and other podcast platforms.

Dave has presented workshops at national conferences of The Compassionate Friends as well as for the Bereaved Parents of the USA. He was also a keynote speaker at the 2011 and 2015 national gatherings of the Bereaved Parents of the USA. Dave also co-presented a workshop titled “Helping Faculty After Traumatic Loss” for the Parkland, Florida community in May of 2018, in the aftermath of the mass shootings at Stoneman Douglas High School.

Roberts has been a past HuffPost contributor and has contributed articles to Medium, Open to Hope Foundation, Mindfulness and Grief, Thrive Global, and the Recovering the Self Journal. He has also appeared on numerous podcasts, as well as Open to Hope Television. In 2021,he co-authored and published a book with Reverend Patty Furino titled, When The Psychology Professor Met The Minister.