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Dia De Los Muertos 2017

OK, here's my 2017 Dia De Los Muertos Altar.    It is a Mexican tradition that honors the deceased.    Here in Los Angeles, there are Dia d…

Started by Lupe's husband

7 Oct 29
Reply by Lupe's husband

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Are you "wise?" How have you changed since your loss?

Do you understand life, death, and the big things more than you used to? Are you more aware of what matters, and less tolerant of the "smal…

Started by Soaring Spirits

24 Oct 28
Reply by only1sue

How old were you when your spouse died? How does your age affect your self-concept now that you're on your own?

I'm interested in hearing from widows and widowers of all ages to know what it's like to be a certain age when you have your loss. We have…

Started by Jill

687 Oct 27
Reply by Beansy

Plans for the holidays

As Frank and I did the "snowbird" thing for 30 years, we were never around family for the holidays. Now I am staying in the frozen north ye…

Started by vintage56(barb)

12 Oct 25
Reply by SweetMelissa2007

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Who's going to Camp Widow Toronto 2017? Let's get acquainted!

Have you registered?  Are you THINKING about attending?  Have questions?  Here's a place where we can share our travel plans, our fears, ou…

Started by Soaring Spirits

10 Oct 23
Reply by Dianne in Nevada

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

532 Oct 21
Reply by Doug02122014

Have you experienced any "God Winks" (i.e., messages) from your late spouse?

In the early stages of my grief, I was wandering around in a trance-like fog simply feeling lost and pretty destroyed as a result of losing…

Started by Nieta

173 Oct 19
Reply by Nieta

Who's going to Camp Widow San Diego 2017? Let's get acquainted!

Have you registered?  Are you THINKING about attending?  Have questions?  Here's a place where we can share our travel plans, our fears, ou…

Started by Dianne in Nevada

81 Oct 18
Reply by Soaring Spirits

When Does It Stop

Today marks the 9th month that my husband died.    It seems that every month since he passed on the 13th day, all the memories of his death…

Started by Former Yooper

4 Oct 18
Reply by InsideLove

What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?

I am not a kid anymore I am 66.   The last time I dated was 45 years ago.  I am not sure that I want to date yet but am thinking maybe in t…

Started by only1sue

472 Oct 17
Reply by Athena53

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