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SEPTEMBER Anniversaries, Birthdays and Other Special Days

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I had an interesting conversation with my doctor today so I thought I'd share it with you all.

So, today I went to the doctor intent on finding out why my whole body muscles and joints hurt.   My joints have a dull ache and my muscles…

Started by Rainy (Misty)

10 1 hour ago
Reply by barbee

Time Heals All Wounds?

I think this is my worst phrase or "saying"   It's totally untrue for me. I sincerely hope that it's true for most of you, it seems to be a…

Started by LostandSad

8 2 hours ago
Reply by Rainy (Misty)

Does anyone actively journal?

I've read over and over how much it helps.  I've given it a try but have thrown it to the side.  My journals seem to turn into letters to J…

Started by Rainy (Misty)

20 3 hours ago
Reply by Rainy (Misty)

Crying in the front lawn

Crying here crying there crying everywhere. This has been heart crushing smashed it all up in crumbling pieces. I dont want to do this. Nob…

Started by Luv4Z

12 on Thursday
Reply by Hopesmom

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

728 Oct 15
Reply by SageInTheGarden

Miserable, gutted, scared, overwhelmed, distraught, lost, confused and mostly lonely

I posted earlier in the "Introduce Yourself" thread. All of these descriptors apply to me now. I never thought I would lose the love of my…

Started by cushty1

34 Oct 15
Reply by cushty1

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

776 Oct 14
Reply by barbee

New Blog

I am not sure where to post this (pardon my ignorance) but I recently started a blog, my life as a 25-year-old widow. I have found very few…

Started by kat

1 Oct 13
Reply by SageInTheGarden


I lost my husband of 29 years suddenly 7 weeks ago.  I feel like I am grieving more every day, missing him, loving him more. I still wait f…

Started by Lost

5 Oct 10
Reply by Callie2

Sudden loss

Why are some days so much worse than others? I just want to fast forward life. It seems so empty now. I see happy people and feel envy. I s…

Started by Angela

18 Oct 9
Reply by Hopesmom


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