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Terminology

We are Widows and Widowers.    We recognize Anniversary's that hold memories.   I see the term Sadiversary used here, while I understand th…

Started by Marissa

19 May 7, 2011
Reply by Dawn- Clouds Mum

Anything surprise you about being a widow/widower?

I was surprised how long it took me to be able to say the word 'died.'  

Started by Carol Scibelli

42 May 6, 2011
Reply by Dianne in Nevada

Happy alone?

I hear of widows/ widowers who are happy now,  but in my eyes it seems only because they have found new love. Is it possible to be happy wi…

Started by Sleepless in Chicago

31 May 6, 2011
Reply by Lori new start

What's your loss like? Describe it here:

What metaphors do you use when thinking about life after loss? I bet we're all different. Is your loss like a nightmare from which you can'…

Started by Jill

22 May 6, 2011
Reply by Scottish Helen

"Timing" grief/sad moments-has anyone tried it?

Listeing to the radio the other day, I heard a grief specialist say that when grieiving a person should set aside a specific time to cry, s…

Started by MsKris12

14 May 5, 2011
Reply by Carole Brody Fleet

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Grief stages, systems, myths, and truths... what do you know? What do you think? What have you felt?

Has learning about Dr. Kubler-Ross's stages of grief helped you understand what to expect? How about other systems, what experts say, what…

Started by Soaring Spirits

10 May 5, 2011
Reply by cindy292

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Family & Friends.... pressure or relief?

When did everyone who HASN'T been through this kind of loss become such a damn expert? Are your friends able to understand what you're goin…

Started by Soaring Spirits

15 May 3, 2011
Reply by Halfking

Did you ever get so tired of hearing...

Just give it time, it will get better...I finally got to the point I was telling people pretty sternly, "NO, it doesn't get better, it will…

Started by LostJudy

4 May 3, 2011
Reply by Dawn- Clouds Mum

Bitterness - is this common? How do we deal with it?

Warning: whine alert! It's been 8 1/2 months now and I've become increasingly aware of strong feelings of bitterness that make it difficult…

Started by mle52

19 May 2, 2011
Reply by perdi177

Dead husband = broken.

Losing my husband was just compared to breaking a bone. Apparently I am broken and MUST seek medical attention. I kind of resent that.

Started by greyeyes10

12 Apr 29, 2011
Reply by greyeyes10

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