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Born in the 40s or Earlier


Born in the 40s or Earlier

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Joining seven weeks after my wife's death

Started by Neush. Last reply by Widow2015 Apr 7. 6 Replies

We seem to have been blessed.  We had a long (43 years) and happy marriage, jobs that we both enjoyed, two daughters and four grandchildren that live nearby, a home and neighborhood we enjoy.  We…Continue

Unfortunately finding myself here

Started by InsideLove. Last reply by Summergirl Feb 28. 6 Replies

My husband died on Aug 28, unexpectedly..I have a grief counselor- her husband passed away at 47 years of marriage too and so, she traveled this path. I do have a grief group, 4 widows 1 widower.…Continue

Joining the Club that no one wants to belong to...

Started by EarthSpirit (Carol). Last reply by EarthSpirit (Carol) Feb 27. 5 Replies

I am new to Soaring Spirits and this particular group. I find myself here as a result of my beloved husband Ralph’s passing on October 5, 2017. It seems like a lifetime ago, although only 4 months.…Continue

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Comment by laurajay on April 6, 2018 at 6:12pm

sweetlady.  As I recall  your problem with your son has  been   many many years  long.   I remember  long  threads  of conversation  here making suggestions to you that 18 yrs of grieving  was long  and perhaps help beyond WV  would be in your best  interest.   But  it's  your decision if  you want help .  If  nothing changes then everything will be the same. It's  really up to you.  My experience  is that we rarely  ever change other people  we can only change  ourselves.  I m sorry  your feelings bring you pain and I hope you will find peace soon.

Comment by sweetlady on April 6, 2018 at 8:36am

i am not new just haven't been here in a while off this wee k as i work in the school old story with the fact of course that im aloha 18 yrs that my religious son with the five children has no regard for me and im lonely feel nothing i do is right

Comment by Frank on March 30, 2018 at 10:00am

Hi Barb,


Been out of state, and on return, under the weather.

When I got back I had 389 Emails to go through + SPAM's to check.

I'll respond the beginning of next week.



Comment by barbee on March 30, 2018 at 12:17am

Frank, after reading your blog here I sent you an email. Guess I had a lot to say and thought it was too long to post here. That was a couple weeks ago. Did you get the email? Just wondering if it got lost -- or you thought I should go get lost! HAHA

Comment by Frank on March 27, 2018 at 10:18pm

Visiting overseas for all that time.  Sounds like a severe case of driving on the wrong side of the road combined with the time difference, and the jet lag..  wow!  Perhaps a good shower and a bit of tea with just a nip in it ....

Take care Elaine, you are doing fine.  



Comment by elaine on March 27, 2018 at 10:54am

Hello everyone, haven't posted for a while because I have been in the Uk and spent 12 days with an old friend who lost his wife last year.  Now I am really confused and distance is the major problem.  Just thought I would let you know.  

Comment by barbee on March 25, 2018 at 8:28pm

Sue, that is such good news! Nice to hear you are out and about again, if only for part of a day. Keep it up!

Comment by Barzan on March 25, 2018 at 5:43am

Good for you Sue.  Little steps lead to bigger steps.  I'm glad you have support from daughter and other widows.  Get well soon.  Sending good karma your way.

Comment by only1sue on March 24, 2018 at 10:13pm

I did two things today in the hope of getting back to normal, I went to church and I went out to afternoon tea with a girlfriend, in both cases about an hour and a half was all I had energy for a.fter four weeks at home that is not surprising. At least it is a start.

Comment by laurajay on March 10, 2018 at 1:57pm

Sue.  How fortunate  you have  widow  support in your time of need!   Without help  everything  becomes  many times  harder.  Pace yourself now that you are home and rearrange  priorities  when possible.  Try hard to really  rest--it's  when the body  does  the most  healing.  Godspeed.


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