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Melissa's Discussions (58)

Discussions Replied To (39) Replies Latest Activity

"Dennis, this isn't quite the same, but I am poly. My two living partners have been a…"

Melissa replied Feb 16 to I need stories of hope that show we can successfully find love again after loss- Please post how you found love again and how you are still doing as a new couple

7 Feb 21
Reply by pricytapestry

"Soreeyes, I know it can be hard to break through all the ideas about what we are sup…"

Melissa replied Feb 16 to Emotions - How do you keep your emotions under control?

18 Mar 13
Reply by MissingJim

"It may help to remember that grief is not something you can get control of, because…"

Melissa replied Feb 16 to Emotions - How do you keep your emotions under control?

18 Mar 13
Reply by MissingJim

"I've run into a theory that talks about us having different parts of the soul/spirit…"

Melissa replied Jan 26 to Rebirth and connection

17 Jan 28
Reply by Maggiepie

"Dee, Wedding rings symbolize quite a lot- but at the core, they mean "I am married.…"

Melissa replied Jan 26 to Wedding Rings -- why wear them?

29 Feb 29
Reply by Dee1960

"Oh yes, entirely normal. There's a grief theory that would probably make sense to a…"

Melissa replied Jan 15 to Talking to hubby in my head or aloud

60 Jan 29
Reply by ahdhu

"I openly told many of the people close to me after Skip's death that "How are you?"…"

Melissa replied Jan 5 to Is it just me, or is "How are you?" a dumb question to ask a widow?

51 Jan 25
Reply by phyllis

"I was tired of it less than 24 hours in. What the heck am I supposed to say back? "U…"

Melissa replied Jan 5 to Condolences

6 Jan 13
Reply by MrsHill2015

"With as much gentleness and kindness to yourself as you can. My partner died this sp…"

Melissa replied Dec 12, 2019 to It's so much

12 Feb 19
Reply by Alma

"Thanks for the ideas! I'll poke around some and see what might suit my family, too."

Melissa replied Dec 3, 2019 to Safe Holiday Movies?

6 Dec 14, 2019
Reply by Rich


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