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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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Latest Activity

Roxana replied to Jules's discussion This is so hard in the group Suddenly Widowed
"It happened the same way with my husband. He went to sleep on the sofa so he doesnt wake me up and in the morning I found him dead. He was dead for around 6 hours. Two nights before we were laying in  bed and his heart was heating so hard and…"
10 minutes ago
Pualili221 replied to Jules's discussion This is so hard in the group Suddenly Widowed
"Jules,  Sorry for your sudden loss. It’s hard not to feel guilty and we can all say you shouldn’t beat yourself up but we still question what happened and why. Losing someone we love dearly is the hardest journey we take, everyone…"
1 hour ago
KJPE replied to Jules's discussion This is so hard in the group Suddenly Widowed
"My heart breaks for you!!  I assume it was his heart that failed him.  Like you I'm sure I would have thought nothing of it in the absence of chest/left side pain.  Stomach??  Sounds like a 24 hour flu.  Truly! …"
3 hours ago
CvilleSarah replied to Jules's discussion 5 weeks and counting i in the group Widowed in 2019
"I found a GriefShare group too. I started this past Sunday on week 2, because I didn’t find out about it in time for week 1.  It’s maybe a little religious for me, but the people were nice so I think I’ll stick with it. I like…"
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