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Latest Activity

Carol E replied to Pooh898's discussion 365th Day Without You in the group Widowed in 2019
"Pooh - I'm so sorry for your loss. I had the one year anniversary of losing my husband Jan. 23, and it has been terrible ever since. I think it is finally sinking in that he is not coming back. My husband and I did everything together, played…"
24 minutes ago
Alma replied to Alma's discussion It's so much
"I am so very sorry for your loss. I lost my husband to suicide July 26, 2019. He had just turned 48. I was 46 at the time of his passing. We had been married just over 27 years."
45 minutes ago
Jen511 replied to Alma's discussion It's so much
"My husband died from suicide on 8/23/2019, 2 days before his 50th birthday.  We were married for 24 years and together since college."
2 hours ago
Pooh898 added a discussion to the group Widowed in 2019

365th Day Without You

Yesterday marked the 365th day without my husband. I miss him beyond words but, this loneliness is almost unbearable. My ROCK is gone and I’m left all alone it seems with no sense of purpose. My husband was my life the reason I could sleep at night,…See More
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