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Newcomers Chat - Wednesday, December 2

Are you new to the Village?  Do you have any questions?  Have you tried the Chat Room?  Join Tanya & Dianne in the Chat Room this Wednesday, December 2nd, from 9-10pm Eastern/6-7pm Pacific to ask any questions you may have and get acquainted with the regular chatters.

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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 or by posting a comment in the Help Forum here in Widowed Village.

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Mary H commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Hi SPL, we all know how you feel here.  My perfectly healthy husband went on a business trip and died in his sleep, so suddenly that he was found in his usual sleeping position.  He was in a foreign country and it took so long to get his…"
18 minutes ago
Rhonda commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2015
"Thanks laurajay, I have been thinking about this all weekend. Trying not to be too hard on myself. This grief has my emotions all over the place...."
23 minutes ago
laurajay commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2015
"Rhonda...Do not beat yourself up because you think you acted foolishly.  We all error.  We all make mistakes and for sure we all do things that we later look back at and say, " What in the h---was I thinking?" Let it go and chalk…"
42 minutes ago
Susan commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"I so agree...Solita I lost my dad 13 years you, it was so hard.  But not compared to this loss.  Ive been utilizing the grief counselling as well  in the town I live in. It is a very small community which is great in many…"
1 hour ago


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