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"Phyllis, you have a lot of company here and most of us relate to what you are feelin…"

barbee replied 18 hours ago to Wedding Rings -- why wear them?

52 18 hours ago
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"Celebrating 50 years when you are only half there is very difficult. My husband died…"

barbee replied Sep 15 to Six years.

11 Sep 29
Reply by laurajay

"Soulmate, I agree with you -- widows and widowers are NOT damaged goods. I've writte…"

barbee replied Sep 1 to The obsession of starting a new relationship

52 Sep 3
Reply by Mary

"In regard to grieving, time can be your friend. Your broken heart needs to heal firs…"

barbee replied Jul 24 to The obsession of starting a new relationship

52 Sep 3
Reply by Mary

"Callie, it's been longer than three months. I live in western WA where the first cas…"

barbee replied Jun 21 to How are you handling the Coronavirus outbreak?

49 Aug 25
Reply by navigating life

"Dee, I can feel your pain. Saturday, May 23 would have been my 56th wedding annivers…"

barbee replied May 26 to What to say, when well meaning friends tell you to "get over it"?

18 Sep 13
Reply by Melissa

"For us in the NW (where the first COVID patient showed up) this is our EIGHTH week o…"

barbee replied Apr 15 to How are you handling the Coronavirus outbreak?

49 Aug 25
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"Yah, what Janet said. No chat room is a real loss."

barbee replied Mar 8 to Need help using the site? Ask here!

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"I agree with the ladies here. Not your spouse and you may not know the extent of the…"

barbee replied Mar 8 to What to do with spouses personal effects and when?

591 Mar 8
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"Your post has rendered me almost speechless! My first thought was what would your wi…"

barbee replied Feb 4 to Mother-in-law Zinger

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