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Dating Again for those Born in the 60s

Started by Mary H. Last reply by Mary H on Monday. 280 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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Started by SewCraftiMT. Last reply by knitter Mar 9. 8 Replies

Hello all, I lost my sweet husband Harry on October of 2019 to pancreatic cancer,we were married for 7 amazing years. I hope soaring spirits helps me through this grief.  Continue

I Challenge You!

Started by Riley. Last reply by SewCraftiMT Jan 19. 21 Replies

HI All, I challenge you to type out a 10 point short sentence  list of the things you miss about your spouses !!!  Here's mine!  Feel free to steal from me if one of mine is also yours (BIG SMILE)1.…Continue

Sad and Empty Still

Started by going.on.slowly. Last reply by Susan Sep 23, 2019. 2 Replies

2 years and 9 months ago I lost my husband suddenly at age 58 (I was 56) and there are many things that I do that implies that I am doing ok.  I'm traveling with family and a little bit by myself,…Continue

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Comment by Weemunk yesterday

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 Friday

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.  

Comment by Nance63 on September 11, 2019 at 5:29pm

pvtess….  Ugh I'm sorry to hear you're sort of lost, lonely and shell shocked.  We make plans and moves thinking the next day will be the same as today, and life throws us a wicked curve...  I can't imagine how it must be to have left your comfort zone WITH your husband, expectations being normal.... and now you are stuck in a life that was not at all what you envisioned if you even took time to envision it at all. We don't... we just live... and then find ourselves shaken and poured out. 

Have you ever taken a look at Meetup.com to see if there might be some groups meeting nearby that would interest you and get you out there, doing things, meeting people, maybe making another bestie? 

for me, my life didn't change a WHOLE lot.... there were many practical things I relied upon my husband to just do and it's hard to be going it alone.... 3 years for me and I"m 56.  I have five kids, seven grands.My youngest child is special needs and so a lot of my time and energy is spent making HER life fulfilling.... sometimes I really wish I could 'vent' or discuss or bounce ideas off of someone other than my (willing) kids...it's lonely.  I feel for you. 

Comment by pvtess on September 11, 2019 at 12:48pm

I'm almost at the 5 year mark and turned 50 earlier this year. I look at myself and where I am at in my life now. I don't recognize any of it. Moved away in the year before my husband passed - so no family or friends nearby. I'm slowly trying to rebuild my life and my career but it's so difficult. Got a dog to help me meet other dog people through dog training classes. That's helped some. But there are days where I wish I could meet my bestie for lunch, see a movie, etc. Long distance phone calls help, but it's not the same as having them here. 

Comment by Thankfulheart on August 23, 2019 at 8:47pm

I’m sorry for your loss . Hi I’m new to this group . My husband Rafael passed away 9 years ago . It gets easier but he’s never forgotten. 

 

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