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We'll be here for you on the Holidays

We'll be hanging out in the Chat Room on Thanksgiving ... and Christmas ... and New Years Eve ... for those who want to pop in. The holidays can be hard, whether it's your first one without your love or years out. So if you're needing an understanding ear to share part of your day with, please join us in the Widowed Village Chat Room. 

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david1980 replied to only1sue's discussion Not getting stuck with a "bad kissing frog"
"Dear Only1Sue, I think we all feel lost at times. Somewhere along the way you will find that special person. The hurts we feel are not easy to convey to the rapid lifestyles thatvwe are expected to live. I think the widowed need special people who…"
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Hawky commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
" - I am glad that you were able to have a nice Thanksgiving, and feel encouraged. I don't have many encouraging words yet, as I really don't know how to give them this soon, but I wanted you to know that I enjoyed reading about the…"
1 hour ago commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"I'm putting one foot in front of the other and am back to dealing with one day at a time. I made it through the one-year anniversary of my husband's passing on Nov. 21. My two sons were so great. One could be with me that day and the other…"
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