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Born in the 60s

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Discussion Forum

No one I know is a widow

Started by Anne. Last reply by MissLC Jun 16. 33 Replies

I lost my husband Dan on April 1st to aggressive metastatic cancer. No one in my age group (in my late 50’s) is a widow/widower. No one comprehends my new world. My needs are different than being…Continue

Finding Hope

Started by Weemunk. Last reply by Aloneagain Jun 3. 7 Replies

Yesterday was my birthday. I am 2 1/2 years out and these dates still sting. The last 4 months I have noticed a shift in my grief. I have moved from a space of feeling stuck and hopeless into a space…Continue

This hurts so bad

Started by CatCo. Last reply by SewCraftiMT May 20. 9 Replies

Just lost my husband 2 days ago. May 16, 2020. It happened so fast. Diagnosed with a brain tumor in April. Gone a month later. The pain, brain fog, is all so overwhelming. I want to go…Continue

Dating Again for those Born in the 60s

Started by Mary H. Last reply by CatCo May 19. 282 Replies

We can all understand the heartbreak others feel on losing their spouse, regardless of their age.  We know that the youngest, still overcome by the overwhelming rush of new love, feel keenly cheated…Continue

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Comment by mrossman on April 3, 2011 at 6:39pm
It really does suck.  We are all too young for all this(not sure when would be old enough)  I agree with the feeling of being alone.  There's not too many places to fit in.
Comment by denisec on March 27, 2011 at 4:40pm
I was born in 1961 and widowed in 2010 at the age of 48.  Who would ever expect that?  We lived each day to its day at a time...after his diagnosis.  THat is what I have tried to do ever since.  Quite a journey we are all on~
Comment by bettboop on March 24, 2011 at 6:07pm
Born in 1968. Widowed on July 31, 2010, at the age of 42. I feel like an alien at times, I don't personally know any widows my age. Man, this sux.
Comment by Trish on March 24, 2011 at 6:13am
Born August 1963, envy you guys in western world, in this part of the world its not easy being a hubby died 10 years ago but am still single, the only time I tried dating it ws like I had committed a sin.
Comment by Carleen on March 18, 2011 at 9:53am
Born in 1962.  Lost my husband June of 2009.  Widow at the age of 46.
Comment by Deb on March 17, 2011 at 4:17pm
Thanks Jill for the optimism.  I get through each day, believing tomorrow will be a better day...  It's another of those tough days, where all I want is Michael.  When I would cry watching a sad movie or such (which used to be rarely, however, is now a daily event), Michael would just queitly hand me a tissue... 
Comment by celestia (Suzanne) on March 17, 2011 at 10:51am

I second the "it sucks!!" part.


I'm looking at 10 years this fall. I have no clue where those years went. I mean, I know, but I can't believe he's been gone THAT long. Life does go on. After he died a doctor friend of mine said that, "Suzanne, the irrefutable truth about life is that it goes on." It struck me as odd at the time. I guess then I had no freaking idea how life was going to go on. But it did. It does.

Comment by Scottish Helen on March 17, 2011 at 10:44am
HI decade chumms - I am from 1963 and hubby died when I was 43 - can't believe it will be 5 years this year x
Comment by Jill on March 17, 2011 at 8:10am
Welcome to the village Deb. I was widowed at 44, five years ago. IT DOES SUCK. I'm much better now. I am sorry you have to go through this but glad you are here.
Comment by Deb on March 17, 2011 at 8:05am

My Michael died tragically 10 months ago today - a widow at 43. It sucks!


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