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JUNE Anniversaries, Birthdays and Other Special Days

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

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

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Dealing with the in-laws HELP

Hi everyone, my fiancé died in an Avalanche just over three months ago and I am really struggling with his Mother. Keep in mind, my fiancé…

Started by Megz

0 3 hours ago

Share your relocation story!

I know a lot of you have relocated from where you lived with your spouse.  I'm getting ready to do the same, because a near-perfect house i…

Started by NoLongerInBergenJC

99 3 hours ago
Reply by Spunky


To my so called friends: I don't give sh*t about your petty problems. My husband is dead. I am grieving. Maybe I will care tomorrow. I doub…

Started by hisgirl

2 12 hours ago
Reply by hisgirl

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

507 yesterday
Reply by Dream088

Since my husband died 5 years ago, I find that I don't deal with stress very well. Anyone else?

I get overwhelmed and stressed out under pressure, more than I did before the illness and death of my husband. I definitely do not "sweat t…

Started by Jill

26 on Friday
Reply by Hope

What to do with spouses personal effects and when?

My wife of 19-years passed away from an incurable disease 2/12/2014.  The week after the funeral, I enlisted the help of my sister-in-law t…

Started by Doug02122014

469 on Thursday
Reply by Nieta

How to start over?

 I just found out that I lost my job of 15 years. It's hitting me hard as it's another major loss. Not only will it be a financial hardship…

Started by eddiesgirl

3 on Thursday
Reply by eddiesgirl


Introduce yourselves, please!

WELCOME to our community ... tell us about you!

Started by Soaring Spirits

3445 on Wednesday
Reply by Soaring Spirits

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

310 May 23
Reply by laurajay

OK, I have to ask this....(true confession time)

Am I the only one here who did not have a perfect marriage to a perfect husband who loved them 100% all the time as much after decades as i…

Started by NoLongerInBergenJC

65 May 23
Reply by Nieta


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