SoloSpouse is a tactical tool for managing the logistics of mortality and rebuilding a joyful life on the other side. From checklists and straight-to-the-point educational content, to a real world network of members who share your experience, we’re a single source for navigating the unimaginable—so that you can get back to focusing on the people and activities that you love.
Rebuilding a Life You Love
We believe that end-of-life planning isn’t just about navigating the financial, legal and social repercussions of your spouse’s death. It’s also about planning for your future—from returning to the workforce, to caring for children and pets, to handling new household responsibilities. We empower our members to anticipate and manage these challenges through educational content, trusted resources and an active community of members to support you through the process.
A Step-by-Step Approach
There are no words for the grief, disbelief and shock that comes with losing a spouse. Managing this sorrow can be overwhelming—especially when paired with a growing to-do list of practical concerns. SoloSpouse proactively guides you through the process of prioritizing and addressing these tasks, while allowing you to set the pace. Our goal is to ensure that you still have a partner and the resources you need to lay the foundation for what lies ahead.
Referrals You Can Trust
From funerals to financial planning, when you are most vulnerable, it’s hard to know who to trust. That’s why we’ve built a directory of regional service providers who align with our mission of providing transparent, straightforward support when you need it most. From lawyers, to therapists, to general contractors, SoloSpouse undergoes a rigorous vetting process for each provider, allowing you to confidently take the next step and leave the research to us.
The spark for SoloSpouse was seeded in both tragedy and the will to find meaning in the rebuilding of a new life.
When Kelly Barnett lost her Cary Grant and the father of her children, it became clear that dozens of life-altering decisions would be made in the coming days and weeks. Despite a wealth of support from family and friends, navigating these tasks, arrangements and responsibilities—in the midst of overwhelming grief—felt all but insurmountable.
For Clair Norman, the loss of her parents at a young age and, later, the untimely death of her niece were tragedies she never saw coming. Years after supporting her family through the practical and emotional process of picking up the pieces, she found herself wondering why more structured resources had not been at her disposal—both for her immediate family and for their inner circle of those offering a helping hand.
As former childhood friends, Kelly and Clair reconnected through these shared experiences. From their earliest conversations, the vision for SoloSpouse began to take shape. First and foremost, they sought to help others navigate loss with a greater sense of confidence and access to trusted service providers. Yet they also saw a need to support spouses and families beyond the immediate needs of such tragedies.
That’s why SoloSpouse is focused on the experience of the living. We believe there is no better way to honor the memory of those we have lost than to find and cherish love in the present.
To engage every SoloSpouse during a fragile season of life so that we can lend a hand on the journey forward.
To provide a product which erases the stress from the full range of tasks following the loss of a partner.