What It's Like to Raise a Family After Your Spouse Dies (Episode 25) – Kveller
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What It’s Like to Raise a Family After Your Spouse Dies (Episode 25)


Summer break is over (sigh) and Call Your Mother is back! This one is a tearjerker, so get your tissues ready.

Jordana and Shannon talk this week with Jason Rosenthal, who calls in from his office in Chicago. Jason’s wife, Amy, a well-known author of adult and children’s books, wrote a viral Modern Love piece in The New York Times entitled “You May Want To Marry My Husband” — in which she wrote with great love of her undying affection for her husband, as a man and as a partner. The piece was published only days before Amy died of ovarian cancer.

Jason talks about grief and loss, his new life in the wake of his wife’s death, and what it’s like parenting the couple’s three children.

This episode is not all moving moments of profundity, though. Jordana shares her “What Happened On My Summer Vacation” story about getting yelled at in Italy by — wait for it — George Clooney (no, really). And Gram shares what to do when your kid says, “I’m fat.”

Give it a listen today!


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