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Since coming to Florida ten years ago wanting to get away from the snow and cold up north my husband and I have had acquaintances but had found it very difficult to make friends. He and I were always close and were friends first before we had a relationship and then marriage. When he passed I truly lost my best friend. Now 17 months later I moved into a smaller house in a gated community and I am lost. Most people here are couples and I have no friends here. I do everything alone. I sometimes just stay in the house because i am so tired of going places alone. I have a daughter here but I can't expect her to go and do everything with me. She has her own life. She also lives an hour away and works during the week so it is hard to see each other other than every other weekend. 

Anyone live in the villages area in Florida that would like to have coffee or get together and meet at Brownwood or Spanish Springs? 

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OMG  yes it was terrible. I found it so difficult because Dennis and I were best friends. We too only lived here for 3 years when he passed so we had not really made many friends.  The Widowed group for Central Florida saved my life.  I have made so many good friends through that group. We meet often (at least 2x a month) in the Tampa area. You should connect with others through our group or find one in your area.  If you do a Facebook search for Soaring Spirits it will bring up all the areas they have the casual groups. You can also check Meet Ups there are definitely widowed groups there. And ... you can always reach out to me if you need a friend. :)  Carol

  • Blue, you can always start your own group.  Put a post on the SS Tampa page that you are looking to start a group in your area. Believe me, you will find widowed people to gather with you.  Carol


I totally get what you are saying and echo the previous posts.  Steve was my best friend and confidante for 36 years.  I'm 10 years out but and still miss him; it's a couples' world everywhere. I am still working just to stay connected and have human interaction. I don't feel lonely; it's more than that. I describe it as "being alone".  Utterly ALONE.

I am planning on moving to the Villages as soon as my house sells.   i was hoping the Villages would be different; That there would be an organized widows group in the 2000 clubs they market.

I've been down a couple times and plan another house scouting to have things staged if my house up north ever sells.


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