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

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Would you do it again?

If you were able to travel back to the first date with your spouse knowing what you do now and unable to change the future would you have w…

Started by Rich

16 3 hours ago
Reply by Susan

i just dont know what to do

I'm so lost.i don't know how to be happy anymore.i have no direction and no desire.I made pete my world.i just cant find a reason anymore f…

Started by desare

18 6 hours ago
Reply by Susan

Who's going to Camp Widow San Diego 2017? Let's get acquainted!

Have you registered?  Are you THINKING about attending?  Have questions?  Here's a place where we can share our travel plans, our fears, ou…

Started by Dianne in Nevada

23 8 hours ago
Reply by Patience (Diane)

Anxiety / Panic attacks

Its been a little over a month and a half and I am beginning to have anxiety / panic attacks. Really never had these before.  I will feel f…

Started by Dan

19 9 hours ago
Reply by Lablady

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

18 on Wednesday
Reply by Susan

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

407 on Wednesday
Reply by Susan

what to say to people who tell you how to handle things.IM STUCK.

Hi,i lost my pete last year it was one of  the worst year of my life.Pete left me without warning,he was my world and my future and he love…

Started by desare

4 on Wednesday
Reply by booktime (Susan)

Discussion thread -- for those who had to "pull the plug"

There are aspects to this widowed experience that are common to us all, but there are some experiences that are unique to certain situation…

Started by NoLongerInBergenJC

20 on Tuesday
Reply by Former Yooper

First Time Grandma without Grandpa ?

Hi!    How do you go about being a Grandma without my husband there ? He wold have been the worlds best Grandpa! We have often talked abou…

Started by Susan

10 on Tuesday
Reply by Susan

How old were you when your spouse died? How does your age affect your self-concept now that you're on your own?

I'm interested in hearing from widows and widowers of all ages to know what it's like to be a certain age when you have your loss. We have…

Started by Jill

680 on Tuesday
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