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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.

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Wedding Anniversary Random Acts of Kindness

One of our members started a tradition in Widowed Village that you're invited to participate in. Join eliana in marking your wedding anniversary by performing Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs).

If you're inspired to participate, please RSVP on the event page with the number of acts you will complete in honor of your special day.  

Here's a  link to the event:  Wedding Anniversary RAKs

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Please add your special dates to our new Forum discussions to honor and recognize your wedding anniversaries, birthdays, dates of your loss. We currently have them posted for July, August & September and will add the following months as they approach.  Click month to go to that page:     JULY    AUGUST    SEPTEMBER

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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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Angel commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"I can't believe that I've been taking this journey for the last 16 months.  Although it seems that I've made progress in the "baby steps" I have taken, I still feel so alone and empty even when surrounded by people.…"
12 minutes ago
Gary'swife commented on Soaring Spirits's group More Than One Loss (Multiple Losses)
"Further to my post.... I lost my first husband 25 years ago, my mother in 2009 after 2 1/2 years of 24/7 care giving, my MIL in 2010 due to sudden heart attack (1 day after we brought her home), my brother in 2011 (I took care of him for 3 months…"
18 minutes ago
Gary'swife commented on Soaring Spirits's group More Than One Loss (Multiple Losses)
"Hi everyone-  I am having a problem, and wonder if anyone else has experienced this. I belong to a grief group for young (under 60) widows/widowers.  It seems whenever we have a new member join, and I hear their story, it just is almost…"
21 minutes ago
Diane replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion What is the most insensitive thing someone has said to you about your loss?
"Could you send out an email to the brothers and their wives telling them how you feel?  I sincerely think they need to hear it.  Your MIL sounds like she needs more help than you can or should offer.  You're doing more than your…"
59 minutes ago


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