Widowed Village

A community of peers created by the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation


Born in the 50s

Groups are a place to help locate folks "like you," and maybe say "hi."

Welcome to this group's coordinator, Wannabmartha!

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Comment by Seeking peace in VA 1 hour ago
Gordy's widow- I love your metaphor of being more a cocoon than an empty shells. I was so young and naive and afraid of the world when I met my love and he changed me into someone not so afraid, who could accomplish good things. Maybe I'll emerge from this fearless, finally. Thank you for that comfort!
Comment by Gordy's widow 2 hours ago

Charles wife the things you do are very very normal i talk to Gordy all the time.... also have stopped going to church it doesn't help me..... 

Comment by Gordy's widow 2 hours ago

good for you dave b, there isn't anything that close to me :( 

Comment by Gordy's widow 2 hours ago

very good comment Ron B! We r here to testify.... but they won't listen...

Comment by Gordy's widow 2 hours ago

ditto slick & jocelyn...

Comment by Gaining Strength 3 hours ago

Gordy's widow, I agree. Last night I went to the Queen & Adam Lambert concert  because of my friends who encouraged me to go. I had a great time and I while I was there, I was thinking of my WV friends who were not getting out.

Comment by Gordy's widow 3 hours ago

we are NOT empty shells more like cocoons BECOMING SOMETHING ELSE! we are in transition..... weren't we all someone BEFORE we met our loves? We will always be changing and hopefully adapting sure it is hard and you want to give up sometimes but I HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT THINGS WILL BE GOOD AGAIN..someday    

Comment by Gordy's widow 4 hours ago

I know this is late BUT WEAXIE  you have to go to keep up with your friendships...at least you have ones that ask you..... next time you have to go get out..... my trip to Boston  was exhausting but I was so glad to get out of the house and not be i n my own head

Comment by Shirah 20 hours ago

Bergen, thanks for the soapbox.  Needed to hear it.  Been thinking along this  same line my self.  Don't want to get stuck and have been feeling stuck lately...that said I'm almost at 6 months and still don't have a clue.  Haven't been on WV as much lately because I need to get away from it, also have that concern about the "crutch". 

Love the ppl here and the site, just need a break sometimes.  Shalom

Comment by Phaedra 21 hours ago

BergenJC, my husband asked for euthanasia, too, but not until the disease and pain passed a threshold. We both figured it was just downhill from there, and it turned out to be true. But, it wasn't legal in our state and our estate lawyer advised strongly against it since I was the beneficiary of his will. I did the best I could (he spent the last 2-1/2 months at home) to keep him comfortable, but it was not a fun time for either of us, nor for his adult son who had moved in to help.


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