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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.

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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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RicciRae commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2011
"Widow2011 I do understand. I don't think it matters how much time has passed, the pain is still there. Some times it feels very fresh. Some times it feels like I'm right there in the moment that he passed and it's been almost four…"
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Marsha commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2011
"(((Buddys Mom))) yes I totally "get it". I am 4.5 years out and there are days the tears flow freely. I don't try to explain to others who have not suffered the loss of a spouse. They do not get it and will not until it happens to…"
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Dianne in Nevada replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Need help using the site? Ask here!
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Dianne in Nevada commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
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