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Comment by chef (John) on July 2, 2019 at 1:53pm

@Ultra: Good to hear that things are (generally) going better than you expected. Have a pint for me as well!

@Nannie 1: Traveling alone is different for men vs. women. Many of the singles-only travel web sites I investigated when I decided to go places were geared for women. If nothing else, you might want to look into some of them.

Comment by country girl on July 2, 2019 at 1:35pm

It’s been awhile but read posts daily. Funny how one can grieve but reading everyone’s post brings comfort

ourselves. At least I know I’m not alone in this terrible place  . My children want me to move onions been three

years July 26.  Wish I could move on. I have been traveling a few time so for a cruise , out to the Dakotas , Florida . I go with my oldest daughter. It’s always a lot of  fun but I see couples  having fun and that grey vail falls and smothers me and then ts back to me more angry than anything. Anyone else have bouts with anger?  

I feel cheated and alone and the tears again.  When does it start t get better? 

My early physical and a lecture from my doctor about dying from a broken heart. Really? 

Thank God I only have to see him once a year. I don’t want pills that is a cover up or bandaid in my book . No such thing as a happy pill. Just needed to talk with people who know what it is like here in this lace 

Take care everyone and even though I don’t know you each personally I feel connected to you 

Love and hugs ❤️

Comment by LP on July 2, 2019 at 11:58am

Ultra- text me on +44 7854078934 to meet up on Friday . 

Comment by Nannie on July 2, 2019 at 11:47am

God bless you John...I still can't get myself to travel alone...

Comment by Melissa on July 2, 2019 at 11:37am

Suzan, I miss traveling as well. I would be happy to be your travel buddy.

Have passport, will travel.

Comment by Melissa on July 2, 2019 at 11:35am

Ultra, I love the Victoria and Albert! 

I'm glad it's going okay for you. I'm not a religious person, but when I used to visit London I would go to St. Paul's Cathedral every day and just sit. There's something about it that is extremely comforting. I was grieving the loss of my father the last time I was there, and I felt peace for the first time since his death. 

Keep up the good work, and have a pint for me!

Comment by Roxi on July 2, 2019 at 10:09am

riet not all joy is lost... we have to recognize it and give us the permission to feel it again ciao roxi 

Comment by LP on July 2, 2019 at 10:07am

Then V&A is central and easy to get to. in fact the daughter of a friend works there. I will neon London this Friday for some meetings if you like to meet up late afternoon. 

Comment by Ultra2015 on July 2, 2019 at 9:29am

Going better than I expected. The kids and London are great. The lonely nights are hard and wanting to share this with Sandi. She would have loved it. Brought a memorial urn with some of her ashes to Nick. He asked me to bring them over. I had to do some wash LOL so I made it an easy day. Going to a pub for the women’s soccer. Or the proper and as they would say , fobal ⚽️

Comment by chef (John) on July 2, 2019 at 9:19am


Hope that things are going well.


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