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Latest Activity

booktime (Susan) replied to SoreEyes's discussion Emotions - How do you keep your emotions under control?
"Hi SoreEyes, As everyone has said, you are grieving and you are still raw. I was 59 when my husband died at 61 from cancer. I am now in my 7th year and as someone said, it is different but less weepy. Though I cry at a sad movie or book. This may be…"
13 hours ago
Nieta commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"Dear Gary's wife,  I have not logged into the site for a long while, hence my very long delay in replying. My mom is, thankfully, still with me and I sent in the paperwork for MLTC renewal at least a month ago.  It still frightens me…"
21 hours ago
Lisa_says replied to sis's discussion Living Through Rear view Mirror
"Sis, I am glad you have someone to lean on and talk to. That's a good thing.  I pray it brings you comfort. I too find yoga relaxing, gives me a break from life in a way."
Callie2 replied to SoreEyes's discussion Emotions - How do you keep your emotions under control?
"Yes I understand completely. My husband and I shared the same sense of humor too. Even though it’s been several years, I actually can recall the first time I laughed after his passing.  It just felt darned good!  It was in the…"



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