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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

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

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