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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

704 Dec 30, 2017
Reply by Maggie

Am finding that the more I am alone...

the more I prefer to be alone.  Anyone else?

Started by Rose481

35 Dec 29, 2017
Reply by only1sue

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Are you "wise?" How have you changed since your loss?

Do you understand life, death, and the big things more than you used to? Are you more aware of what matters, and less tolerant of the "smal…

Started by Soaring Spirits

29 Dec 28, 2017
Reply by Susan

When Does It Stop

Today marks the 9th month that my husband died.    It seems that every month since he passed on the 13th day, all the memories of his death…

Started by Former Yooper

16 Dec 22, 2017
Reply by InsideLove

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DECEMBER Anniversaries, Birthdays and Other Special Days

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

Started by Soaring Spirits

15 Dec 22, 2017
Reply by Imogen

Christmas Card to your spouse.

This will be the second Christmas without Janet. However, I write her a card every holiday and one from her to me. I open them on the appoi…

Started by Rich

2 Dec 13, 2017
Reply by Patience (Diane)

Normal/expected feelings?

I'm at 17m and for the last few weeks/months I'm tired all the time (I swear I could lie down and take a nap almost any time) -- especially…

Started by MPMom (Colleen)

7 Dec 12, 2017
Reply by Callie2

Is it normal to keep items around your house of theirs

Idk if it's healthy for unhealthy for me to keep all his items right where he left them... It's only been a little over 3 months and I stil…

Started by Aly brabham

22 Dec 12, 2017
Reply by laurajay

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Thursday was my 15th anniversary and the past few years I have done one random act of kindness for every year I would have been married.   …

Started by Lupe's husband

7 Dec 11, 2017
Reply by Lupe's husband

So many different identities....

For 25 years, I was Ken's girl.  Before that, I was a daughter, a divorcee and a single mom.  For the past year and a half, I have been a w…

Started by kenslove

19 Dec 6, 2017
Reply by Susan

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