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Born in the 60s

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Finding Hope

Started by Weemunk. Last reply by Aloneagain 10 hours ago. 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, confusion...it is all so overwhelming. I want to go…Continue

No one I know is a widow

Started by Anne. Last reply by CatCo May 19. 32 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

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 MB01 on May 12, 2020 at 2:02am

Hi all,

I lost my husband June 7, 2019 to Heart Failure.  Our "37th" anniversary is this coming Thursday, May 14th and I seem to focus on nothing else.  We made it to year 36 so I am trying to focus on that. 

I'm glad I found this group.  Thank you for having me. 


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Comment by Soaring Spirits on May 11, 2020 at 1:26pm

We're holding weekly Zoom meetings for our Widowed Village members on Thursdays at 9am Pacific Time. If you'd like to join us, please send an email to [email protected] and I'll send you the link.

Dianne

Comment by Weemunk on April 8, 2020 at 4:47am

Hi everyone, as part of my grief journey I started a podcast. This is just a hobby for me and I don’t make any money off of it nor do I want to. My goal was to help others who are grieving from some of the lessons that I’ve learned and experiences that I’ve been through. It has been 2 1/2 years since I lost my husband and quite a journey for sure. If you listen to podcasts I would encourage you to check it out. I’m also interested in any topics that people want to hear about or if anyone would like to be a guest and share their grief journey. We are all in this together and there is healing in the connections we make. 
The podcast is Tendrils of Grief and is available on most podcast channels. 
Be safe everyone. This unprecedented time is even harder when you are grieving a significant loss. 

Comment by Weemunk on March 30, 2020 at 5:26pm

I created a podcast about grief. Please check it out if you like. My first episode dropped today and there will be a new episode each week 

http://tun.in/tjKnzq

Comment by Lovestory13 on March 27, 2020 at 11:39am

Hi Everyone,

I lost my husband of 33 years from a sudden heart attack on August 7, 2019.  He had been ill for about a year.  It started with pneumonia and he started to go down hill with other health issue.  He was released from the hospital on August 5 and was seen by his md on August 7th at 12:00 noon (the same day he died) and when I came home I found him in the bathroom.  He was the love of my life.  I know him since I was12 years old.  We have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.  I was so looking forward to going to Camp Widow in Tampa and I am grateful for the recordings. 

Comment by pricytapestry on March 25, 2020 at 1:54pm

Activity varies by group and discussion. You're not doing anything wrong.

Comment by Solsticeowl on March 24, 2020 at 3:07pm

Pwantau - No, it looks like that was the last activity in this group.

Comment by Pwantau on March 24, 2020 at 1:06pm

I don't see any new posts last one I see is september 12th ? Am I doing tis wrong?

Comment by Nance63 on September 12, 2019 at 8:42am

Ahh, pvtess, I get ya. You ARE making a new life; it's just sometimes bewildering how different it is from what you may have projected it would be, 'before...'  And, good or bad, it cannot help but be so different, so shockingly different. 

Comment by pvtess on September 12, 2019 at 6:03am

Nance63...It's not necessarily a bad change. It's more like I'm doing things I never would have guessed in a million years. I had a 24 year career in the corporate world and I just walked away from it.

I was blessed to get the puppy I got the year following my husband's death. He's been a good, furry companion. We (the dog and I) spend a lot of time travelling for dog sports and doing lots of training. I've met a bunch of great dog people and made some good friends through that channel, so there's that. Most of the friends are dog sports related, so I only see them every few months at events. We try to meet up when our schedules align, but that's not often enough.

We had no children, but I've got lots of nieces and nephews who live 1,000+ miles away. I've started helping out in the children's department at my church hoping that would give me a sense of family that I'm missing.  

 

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