The Widowed Parent program at the University of North Carolina is dedicated to supporting parents who have lost a spouse or partner and are raising children on their own. The program's website uses contemporary perspectives to offer guidance, insight and resources that are tailored to the unique experience of widowed parenthood.
Understanding the grieving process may help you get a better handle on things. Widowed Parents presents this model of grief: The Dual Process Model of Coping and Bereavement, in this vdieo. This model works particularly well in accounting for the challenges you may face as a widowed parent.
Grief is the natural, normal and necessary response to loss. Books can be a an important tool for exploring emotions.