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Stop by this Forum when you need a positive 'pick me up'

I guess I have a reputation here of putting a positive spin on things. I'll take that. As long as you understand that doesn't mean that thi…

Started by Dianne in Nevada

717 on Wednesday
Reply by Slick

For those who do not want to date ...

Are there any others here ... ... who truly do not want to date? ... who do not feel a need to date? ... who believe they can be content al…

Started by Dianne in Nevada

507 on Wednesday
Reply by Lupe's husband

What to do with spouses personal effects and when?

My wife of 19-years passed away from an incurable disease 2/12/2014.  The week after the funeral, I enlisted the help of my sister-in-law t…

Started by Doug02122014

554 Feb 13
Reply by Bonaroo


Has anyone had your adult children blame you for their father/mother's death?

A friend on another site has asked this question and not received any responses. I offered to ask it here for her because I recall this has…

Started by Soaring Spirits

1 Feb 13
Reply by Leeky


Need help using the site? Ask here!

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…

Started by Soaring Spirits

293 Feb 13
Reply by Soaring Spirits

4-year Anniversary

4-years ago today I had to say goodbye to you. At 44 & 47 years old, neither of us were ready for this, but God's timing is always perf…

Started by Doug02122014

0 Feb 12

Unexpected "Grief Triggers"

I think all of you have encountered something similar to an event I experienced last night. It's been almost 13 months since my wife died.…

Started by soulmate

21 Feb 11
Reply by Diamond Sky

Over the one year mark and went on a date..So confused

Hello, My wife passed Oct of last year. I'm 46 and I have an 11 Yo little girl. Back when i was 23 I had 3 girlfriends all 18 years old (th…

Started by Owfw

55 Feb 11
Reply by Mary H


FEBRUARY Anniversaries, Birthdays and Other Special Days

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

Started by Soaring Spirits

10 Feb 11
Reply by Bonaroo

A study to tell us what we know? Or a book worth reading?

The study was not too encouraging. BUT over in the comments I found this: "An excellent book that has helped my friends (both Jewish and Ge…

Started by InsideLove

6 Feb 10
Reply by Susan


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