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TRAVELING ALONE?

Started by CarolinaHeart. Last reply by Christogigi 7 hours ago. 76 Replies

Companionship

Started by Tess. Last reply by Beansy Feb 9. 21 Replies

MOVING?

Started by Dianne in Nevada. Last reply by Lev Jan 31. 7 Replies

Self Discovery

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Comment by Slick on February 7, 2018 at 5:41pm

Barzan..that sounds like fun....I will send you a friend request and my e-mail address...

Comment by Barzan on February 6, 2018 at 12:31pm

Slick, I’ll be in Philly early June near Center City.  Would love to meet for coffee.  Can we email ach other?

Comment by Slick on February 6, 2018 at 9:04am

Oh Athena ...I respect his honesty and humor...

Comment by Barzan on February 6, 2018 at 7:25am

Yes Athena, I've met his brother.  

Comment by Athena53 on February 6, 2018 at 7:21am

I've probably told this before and apologize if it's a but offensive, but I loved the subtle vulgarity:

Guy on OurTime, 70-year old lawyer, nicely dressed and in good shape, posted "I'm really interested in having a good woman in my life because even though I'm ambidextrous, my hands are getting tired".

Well, at least he was very clear about his priorities!  :-)

Comment by chef (John) on February 3, 2018 at 8:09am

I offer my sympathy as well.

Do allow yourself a lot of space, especially since you're new to this experience.

Post and read often. It will help.

Comment by Barzan on February 1, 2018 at 6:38am

Dearest 1212, your loss is unimaginable.  Slick couldn't have phrased it any better.  We are all here for each other.  One thing that helped me daily working through my grief was a book "Living with loss:  One day at a time.  Very helpful in making sense of this horrible tragedy.

Living With Loss: Meditations for Grieving Widows

Comment by Slick on February 1, 2018 at 4:56am

1212 ...I am so sorry for your loss ....you're in a safe , supportive place here...am glad you found us....remember there are no rights and wrongs when it comes to grieving ...it's your way...the others are so right....grab what support and comfort you're offered...this is a journey ..that we all need to live through ..Tess is right ...let your emotions flow....it will help ease some of your pain....one day.....Peace

Comment by Lev on January 31, 2018 at 1:36pm

Dear 1212Chris.

I am very sorry for you loss.  I cannot imagine what it must feel like.   Tess is right.  Be open to the assistance offered.  Hugs Lavona

Comment by Tess on January 31, 2018 at 2:30am

I am so sorry for your loss 1212chris. That is a lot to process, so be kind to yourself. I know that's hard to do because I remember my husband's death, which was also sudden. I was so afraid that if I stopped moving, everything would catch up with me. I didn't block out my emotions though. They were always insistent on coming out, which they need to do. I just did too much and wasn't as gentle with myself as I should have been. When people offer to do something for you, take them up on it. Hugs.

 

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