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Dogs & Death

Hal, my husband, died August 26th, 2010, and I had to euthanize our 10 1/2-year-old Newfie, Keefer, this past July. I've had to put down ot…

Started by GinnyL

2 Dec 5, 2011
Reply by jean

what new hobbies, interests or activities have you taken up during your own grief?

As you travelled through grief, what hobbies, interests or activities did you become suddenly interested in persuing? why did you decide to…

Started by thisstarwontgoout

8 Dec 4, 2011
Reply by Lisa (lost) Lamb

My Mother and my new relationship

Have any of you had issues with your mother being less than supportive of your choices?  My husband committed suicide after more than 10 ye…

Started by Ali

2 Dec 2, 2011
Reply by meggy anne

The Rules

When I became a widow in October 2008 I HATED everyone telling me all the rules of widowhood.  I hated that I was even part of this new gro…

Started by CrazyWidow

3 Nov 30, 2011
Reply by Braunie

Our house

Just wondering if i am the only one who fella like this? I am gone cisiting family for a few days and supposed to drive home today. I am dr…

Started by taxxi

18 Nov 30, 2011
Reply by Braunie

Talking about Dad to teenage kids

I would love to hear how other parents are handling this situation. My older son (17) almost never mentions his dad, its painful to see how…

Started by taxxi

9 Nov 29, 2011
Reply by Dee

How do you or did you, make new friends when you found your "old friends" missing in action?

Even as Lane was dying friends started falling away.  As much as we tried to keep life "normal", not talk about the elephant in the living…

Started by lovesdogs

2 Nov 29, 2011
Reply by Dee

Do you feel your loved one's presence?

I had an amazing experience this afternoon. It's been 4 months since he died, and I do feel his presence around the house or even while dri…

Started by taxxi

18 Nov 25, 2011
Reply by Marsha

a sons wedding a week after the one year anniversary

hello any one out there have a thought on this my son just go engaged to a lovely girl. the venue she wants to have the wedding at is 15% o…

Started by willo

8 Nov 11, 2011
Reply by Jordan

What have you done since your spouse died that you are super proud of?

Sounds like not a big deal but I took my grown kids and my granddaughter to Aruba.  It was always a trip that my husband and I were going t…

Started by Carol Scibelli

123 Nov 3, 2011
Reply by Joyce


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