“Till death do us part.” When we get married, we often recite these words, hoping that we never experience such a loss. We plan our lives together, looking forward to the time when we are able to retire and enjoy the rest of our lives together. Unfortunately, death is inevitable. At some point, one of us will leave this earth and the other will be left trying to pick up the pieces of a broken heart. Most black women are taught to be strong; the person everyone else can rely on during moments of distress, but what happens when your world has shattered? Who can you rely on when you have lost your lover and best friend? Who do you turn to when it seems as if nobody truly understands your pain? This guided journal will help you navigate your first month of grief when you are alone, with only your thoughts, your fears, and your tears. The goal is for you to gain comfort, strength, peace and hope as you prepare for the overwhelming journey ahead.