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AUGUST Anniversaries, Birthdays and Other Special Days

Here's a spot where you can post your special August remembrances - wedding anniversaries, birthdays, anniversaries of your loss, childre…

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As a group listed in the Option B Group Directory – which features groups that help people cope with adversity and build resilience – we ar…

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Is Anyone Else disappointed in The US Public behavior over the 2016 Presidential Election?

I'm so sad and disappointed in now some of my friends and family are behaving over this election. I've actually decided to take a "break" f…

Started by Patience (Diane)

33 13 hours ago
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AUGUST Anniversaries, Birthdays and Other Special Days

Here's a spot where you can post your special August remembrances - wedding anniversaries, birthdays, anniversaries of your loss, childre…

Started by Soaring Spirits

8 yesterday
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Have you experienced any "God Winks" (i.e., messages) from your late spouse?

In the early stages of my grief, I was wandering around in a trance-like fog simply feeling lost and pretty destroyed as a result of losing…

Started by Nieta

165 on Wednesday
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What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?

I am not a kid anymore I am 66.   The last time I dated was 45 years ago.  I am not sure that I want to date yet but am thinking maybe in t…

Started by only1sue

458 on Wednesday
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Losing their voice on the landline voice mail.

I lost my husband's voice mail recording tonight on the landline because of a power outage.  I would play the greeting when I was feeling l…

Started by Former Yooper

15 on Wednesday
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Staying in the marital home or moving elsewhere?

My house is much too big for one person and the maintenance is difficult for me, but I am so undecided if I want to sell it and, if I did,…

Started by newlife

135 on Tuesday
Reply by Lupe's husband

A good read about dating (and dealing with judgmental people.)

"You don’t get to comment on the choices of a widower while you sit happily next to your own living spouse." https://ericaroman.me/2017/07

Started by Anna

10 Aug 13
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Taking the first steps....Young Widows or Widowers that have or are planning on moving, finishing education or switching jobs after loved ones death

Hi Everyone, I am looking to connect with other Young Widows/Widowers (YWW) that have already moved out of their home they shared with thei…

Started by ByHisGrace08

0 Aug 13

Are you able to read a book?

I used to love to read. I have not been able to read a book from cover to cover that is not about grief or some kind of self-help or inspir…

Started by Anna

55 Aug 12
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When did you remove your wedding rings?

I took mine off way before I started to date -- but I tend to get very long-lasting tans -- so I took mine off around the first anniversary…

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622 Aug 12
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