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JANUARY Anniversaries, Birthdays and Other Special Days

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

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Hi friends, Many of you have been asking for a little more support in using the site. Our volunteers will stop by this discussion and answe…

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Introduce yourselves, please!

WELCOME to our community ... tell us about you!

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How long have you been on the Widowed Village forums?

For me a little over three years. While I do not post or respond as much as in the beginning I do check this site weekly. It provides encou…

Started by Rich

8 3 hours ago
Reply by Lisa_says

Snowbird Home

Are there any snowbirds faced with deciding what to do about their winter home? My husband (gone 6 months now) and I had bought a condo in…

Started by Maggie

5 20 hours ago
Reply by Frank

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

735 yesterday
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Introduce yourselves, please!

WELCOME to our community ... tell us about you!

Started by Soaring Spirits

5003 yesterday
Reply by Lisa_says

Staying in the marital home or moving elsewhere?

My house is much too big for one person and the maintenance is difficult for me, but I am so undecided if I want to sell it and, if I did,…

Started by newlife

172 on Saturday
Reply by Bobcatkitty

If you could choose one song to express how you feel after the death of your spouse what would it be?

I don't know if this has been posted as a topic before but I am curious if there is a song that seems to hit home for you with regard to t…

Started by soulmate

18 on Thursday
Reply by Morgana (Janet)

OK, I have to ask this....(true confession time)

Am I the only one here who did not have a perfect marriage to a perfect husband who loved them 100% all the time as much after decades as i…

Started by NoLongerInBergenJC

73 on Wednesday
Reply by TheEDCZone

Favorite number

    My dear wife had a favorite number and it pops up all the time when I pay attention. ("58") Before we were married our phone #'s had th…

Started by Next to B/8

5 on Wednesday
Reply by TheEDCZone

After almost 2 years, little things can still set me off

looking through FB, someone had a post about their husband getting a knee operation. Just seeing a picture of an older man in a hospital go…

Started by vintage56(barb)

14 Feb 12
Reply by Callie2

I Forgot His Voice

It's been a hair over 4 months since Gabriel left, and typically when I think of him I can conjure all kinds of memories, spun sugar and li…

Started by Patricia

6 Feb 11
Reply by Susan


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