Stories of Resilience: Rachel Engstrom

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“As a widow I was forced to reboot my life like a computer that wasn’t working.”

When I was 28 my husband was diagnosed with leukemia and when I was 31 years old, I became a widow. I felt like the Titanic had hit the iceberg but instead of it sinking, it was my job as the healthy spouse to get as many resources as possible, to crank this proverbial baby out of the frozen water, put it back together and steer it as best as I could.  

As a widow I was forced to reboot my life like a computer that wasn’t working. My life literally depended on my ability to adapt and accept things as they were to move forward. Time, therapy and years of self-work helped me heal and move forward. 

Reflecting on the positive things you learned despite the challenges you’re going through is key. My advice is this: ask for help from your supporters!

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