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Lisa_says replied to Alma's discussion It's so much
"Be kind to yourself and be patient. Cry when you need to.  I've been widowed for a year and have realized slowly that self care is the only way for me to survive this pain. I have learned to say NO a lot .  It hasn't gotten any…"
34 minutes ago
CvilleSarah commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2019
"DeeDee, I think that is a neat idea about a print of a star alignment on a certain day, I’ve never heard of that before. Unfortunately, I haven’t yet figured out either how to deal with remembering him, and the good times, without the…"
1 hour ago
NoLongerInBergenJC replied to Lark's discussion Ugh...Christmas. in the group Born in the 50s
"Lark, my husband and I had a weird tradition of going to an Indian restaurant on Christmas Eve every year.  We kind of fell into it one year because it was open, and it became a tradition.  In 2011, we decided to surprise my father in…"
2 hours ago
DIVA70 replied to Judyrose's discussion Lost in the group Widowed in 2019
"Yesterday I was having one of those low moments and I was on the internet when I came across two TED talks on grief. They are both on YouTube. One is Nora McInemy TEDWomen2018..."We don't "move on" from grief. We move forward…"
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