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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 ceilya on September 27, 2017 at 3:56pm

Don I know less than most people about the internet but I do know if anyone asks for you to change anything STAY AWAY.   Hope the rest of your evening goes well.  Ceilya

Comment by Don on September 27, 2017 at 3:24pm

My computer is really screwed up by some outfit claiming to be  google.   Today They are trying to jam their own email system down my computer throat. and force me to use a new email address.   I don't want  to change my email address which is     [email protected]     

Sometimes I have an awful time just sending an email.   It is a "pain" in the goozeetska.  

Comment by MFARM on September 27, 2017 at 4:43am
Welcome, Without Jim. Sorry for the reason you are with us. I hope you find solace and understanding.
Comment by ceilya on September 26, 2017 at 5:29pm

Don you are right you can't beat it.  Someone told me awhile ago that it doesn't get better it just gets more tolerable.  Some days I find that to be true and others it is like yesterday.   Most of the time when my life is full of drama or seems like the walls are caving in it hurts the most to not have that person who would say just the right thing or be there to take half or more than half of the load off your shoulders.   That person is gone so in those times the pain is much deeper and real and seems so raw.  But days when things are a bit smoother or you sit at a grandsons baseball game and the world just seems to pass your by that is one of the few days I get to smile.   I hope to have more of those days as I go forward in my grief process.   A friend gave me a book which I really like.  It isn't one you read cover to cover just areas that will help.  The title is "I WASN'T READY TO SAY GOOD BYE"  BY PAMELA D. BLAIR AND BROOK NOEL.    

only1sue33....I too have been fortunate enough to have found people who inspire me.  I find many on these sites and groups.  

Thank you all for being here for me when I truly need someone to hear me.     Ceilya

Comment by only1sue on September 26, 2017 at 4:46pm

I guess we all find inspiration in books that fit our own situation. I haven't read a book I would hand out as a cure-all but have found people who inspire me instead. There are many on this site who do that and among my widowed friends.  Let's stay away from controversy for a while eh?

Comment by Faolan on September 26, 2017 at 3:09pm
I have read this book And watched the DVD, it's a self help book about positive thinking, but I would not consider it helpful when it comes to grief and everything that comes with it.
Comment by Don on September 26, 2017 at 2:20pm

I am reading a book titled "THE SECRET" by Rhonda Byrne.   So far, I believe it is a book all widows and widowers would benefit from reading.  

Comment by Don on September 25, 2017 at 11:36am

  "And that is why we who experience grief need to band together so grief doesn't get the best of us and one day we can beat it."

Ceilya: I have found that you can't beat it, but you can learn to live with it .  

Comment by Faolan on September 24, 2017 at 11:38pm
Elaine, whenever I see couples still together, I want to tell them to make the most of what they still have, but I don't, it's inevitable that one of them will be in your shoes one day, it's a sad fact of life.
Comment by elaine on September 24, 2017 at 4:10pm

I went to a lunch today to celebrate a friend's 65th birthday and there were many old friends there from the car club we belonged to - it was bittersweet, so many memories came back and to see many of them still "couples" made me feel even more alone.  It is really hard trying to adjust to this new life without "my guy". 


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