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MAY Anniversaries, Birthdays and Other Special Days

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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APRIL Anniversaries, Birthdays and Other Special Days

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

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Hi friends, Many of you have been asking for a little more support in using the site. Our volunteers will stop by this discussion and answe…

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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

496 on Friday
Reply by Dream088

Am I being taken advantage of?

I am newly widowed and disabled. My income is about half of what our combined income was. I have less than 300 dollars a week to survive o…

Started by Kattsqueen

17 on Thursday
Reply by wished4more

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Widow Brain: have you done anything DUMB or unusual?

UM. YES. I burn anything I cook. And I tell people, "Never leave your iPod on top of the laundry basket, not even for a second." You? PLEAS…

Started by Soaring Spirits

157 on Thursday
Reply by widow85

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

16 on Thursday
Reply by Rollercoaster

Music that means something

Share music that means something. Maybe it reminds you of the past, or you played it at the service. Or something that inspires you in the…

Started by Robinmo

88 on Thursday
Reply by cloudwatcher

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

12 on Wednesday
Reply by Nieta

Healthy Living After Loss

Hi Fellow Villagers,      Some of you I know and, look forward to knowing you better. Others of you, I look forward to meeting and hearing…

Started by audreypellicano

313 on Wednesday
Reply by Lupe's husband

Demolition

I went to see "Spotlight" last night and one of the trailers was for a movie called "Demolition."     It stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a man who…

Started by Lupe's husband

5 on Wednesday
Reply by Hope

A simple line in a movie set my emotions in overdrive.

I was watching a movie called Odd Thomas, and in the end of the movie the love of his life is killed and he tells her " I promise I will se…

Started by Lonely and lost

5 on Wednesday
Reply by cfitz

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For those who have dated... how did you know when you were ready?

Did people push you to date? Did your body just lead you into it? Did a friend make you start an OKCupid account "just to window shop?"  

Started by Soaring Spirits

481 on Wednesday
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