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Passing Time...

Even after 19 months, I feel like I am just 'passing time' until the end of my life comes. One lousy day after another. I cannot believe ho…

Started by patsy

21 Jul 9, 2011
Reply by Wahine Erin

VOLUNTEER

How has loss changed your body? Did you lose or gain weight? Other changes?

I lost weight, I got sick a lot more, and oh the insomnia... at 5 years later I'm still catching up on doctor's appointments. Don't even LO…

Started by Soaring Spirits

27 Jul 7, 2011
Reply by Greggies Widow

Tips For Handling Anxiety And Stress

I am having a difficult time with anxiety, panic attacks and generally feeling, and being very stressed.  While I am on medication and ther…

Started by pegster999

7 Jun 29, 2011
Reply by Dianne in Nevada

Thank you all for your well wishes!

I just wanted to take a minute and thank you all for your continued support! Baby Matthew decided to join the world on June 10th. I went in…

Started by MissHIm11

14 Jun 24, 2011
Reply by Laker

Feeling alone...

So i took my boys on our family vacation that we took with dad ever year for the past 10 years and i am trying so hard to habe a good time,…

Started by taxxi

8 Jun 19, 2011
Reply by Robinak

So what do you do when your family doesn't want to talk to you?

Alright. Having a rough time.  God I have really been trying.  My family lives several states away, I am here in AK.  I've been going throu…

Started by Robinak

10 Jun 16, 2011
Reply by Soaring Spirits

Have you made any positive discoveries about your life since being widowed?

Call me irrepressibly optimistic or call me nuts, but if I'm going to have to be widowed, I might as well try to make the best of it. I kno…

Started by Jill

23 Jun 13, 2011
Reply by Dawn- Clouds Mum

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

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