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The Fallacy Of The Rich Widow

Do people automatically assume that because you're now a widow/er that you received a huge payout from life insurance? Do you find it as of…

Started by FuzzyBunnyFeet

11 Jun 12, 2011
Reply by Robinak

VOLUNTEER

Are we too sensitive about small things? What hits you? When someone says their car "died" or laughs at the news, flower bouquets wilt on the table, etc.

I'm always surprised at how sensitive we can be about little things... some of us hate to hear the word "dead" in any context... some don't…

Started by Soaring Spirits

17 Jun 10, 2011
Reply by A Widowed Father

Internet Dating - too much rejection?

I'm contemplating going onto e-harmony.  However, I've been told that you need to expect a lot of rejection.  I'm not quite sure I'm ready…

Started by Sleepless in Chicago

19 Jun 9, 2011
Reply by Robinak

Do you receive mail, phone calls, etc for your late partner? How long does this last?

Today in my mailbox were 2 letters from companies wanting to sell Mike life insurance! I guess they didn't get the memo...  I had to laugh…

Started by pegster999

10 Jun 9, 2011
Reply by Robinak

Falling for a friend!

Ok so i have been widowed for 20 months and I am falling in love with one of my LH best friends! He has been a gardian angel for me, we hav…

Started by skytech

8 Jun 7, 2011
Reply by CrazyWidow

work in progress

Well, this morning I was notified by a letter that my blue cross/blue shield had dropped my insurance.  4 phone calls later, 2 disconnects…

Started by barb

8 Jun 1, 2011
Reply by Dawn- Clouds Mum

A hard question but do you have any regrets about your behavior during your marriage?

I wish I hadn't expressed anger as much as I did. Ken would tell me that I felt too entitled to my anger and I think he was right. He was r…

Started by Jill

31 May 31, 2011
Reply by MacShug

Are you still a Mrs? Are you still married, widowed, or WHAT?

I just got new cheques from my bank and they have MRS. on them. I didn't order them, my bank person did when I was dealing with the afterwa…

Started by FuzzyBunnyFeet

26 May 31, 2011
Reply by sib4

How is it after the 1st year, do we go thru this new mourning all over again?

A friend who lost her Hubs 1 yr. ago told me for her it got worse afyter the 1st year. She said instead of it getting better for her it get…

Started by Ms. W

30 May 27, 2011
Reply by Ms. W

I have been told widows are often easy targets. Have any of you experienced this?

Today while returning from my mailbox the garbage truck was approaching my house. An older man on the truck started shouting to me that I l…

Started by MissHIm11

28 May 23, 2011
Reply by emanon

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