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Widowed Village connects peers with each other for friendship and sharing. The moderators, administrators, and others involved in running this site are not professionals.

Please don't interpret anything you read here as medical, legal, or otherwise expert advice. Don't disregard any expert's advice or take any action as a result of what you read here.

We're friends, not doctors, financial or legal professionals, and we're not "grief experts." But we are here, and we've been "there."


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Check your email for an update from Michele Neff Hernandez, Founder and Executive Director of Soaring Spirits, about some upcoming changes to our site.  If you don't see it, check your spam folder - and if you didn't receive it, send an email to [email protected] and I can resend it to you.

We appreciate your patience as we work to improve the Widowed Village web site.

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Have you wondered if there's a Soaring Spirits Regional Social Group located near you?  All you need to do is enter your city or zip code in the event search box on the Soaring Spirits web site to see what is near you. We have new groups starting up throughout the year, so keep checking!

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We welcome your feedback and are happy to answer any questions you may have.  You can reach us by email at [email protected] or by posting a comment in the Help Forum here in Widowed Village.

Latest Activity

LP replied to Lark's discussion Ugh...Christmas. in the group Born in the 50s
"Lark, it’s doubly hard your husband died around Christmas because you are surrounded by all the “cheer”, whether genuine or manufactured, of everyone else looking forward to the holiday season. It’s galling, yet peoples mean…"
32 minutes ago
Lablady posted a discussion

ATTN: ADMINS, Any updates on the new chat room?

I'm curious to know if there are any updates to the new chat room yet? I've checked the forums and haven't found any new information.You really couldn't have chosen a worst time to shut down the chat room in order to scout new programs/apps. It's…See More
2 hours ago
Lisa_says replied to Alma's discussion It's so much
"Be kind to yourself and be patient. Cry when you need to.  I've been widowed for a year and have realized slowly that self care is the only way for me to survive this pain. I have learned to say NO a lot .  It hasn't gotten any…"
5 hours ago
CvilleSarah commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2019
"DeeDee, I think that is a neat idea about a print of a star alignment on a certain day, I’ve never heard of that before. Unfortunately, I haven’t yet figured out either how to deal with remembering him, and the good times, without the…"
7 hours ago



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