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In 2013, I lost my 60 year old husband to Alzheimer's. I cared for him for 7 years before he passed. A year later I decided I needed to get on with my life since I was only 48 and since I had been grieving for the 7 years he was sick (the last year in a nursing facility), I felt ready. As luck would have it I met a wonderful man, we began building a life together and have been traveling as well as just enjoying life. On July 20, my parents committed suicide due to health issues. After caring for various family members themselves, they had always been of the mindset that they didn't want to be incapacitated and not able to care for themselves. That of course has been quite the blow. Then on 9/23, my significant other was killed in a motorcycle accident, a week before my parent's memorial service. So right now I feel life has truly knocked me to my knees. In addition to being just totally heartbroken, I also know have a fear that something is going to happen to my only sibling and I will truly be alone.

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Sharon, I am very sorry for your losses. I can’t begin to imagine what you’re going through, it would knock anyone to their knees. I hope you are able to get adequate support to help you get back up and resume living. Please do that for yourself.  Also, I hope you are able to use this site to maybe vent some of the emotions you are dealing with—have you checked out the Group section? Hugs to you Sharon...

Oh, Shannon, I feel so bad for you. That's a heckuva lot to go thru. Hang around here if it helps, it helps me for sure. I sometimes need to vent, and the good folks here are very supportive, Stay Strong!!


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