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Long-Term Illness Discussions (16)

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how to handle life now

Hi, I have lost my wife Archana on 12th March 2018. 19 years of Marriage.. 2 beautiful and lovely sons - 17 and 14 years.. 15 years of batt…

Started by nayajivan

2 Apr 2
Reply by Manderly

Unexpected Emotions

I had braced myself for the grief of loss, unbearable loneliness, some other things too awful to write about, but I'm also starting to feel…

Started by Snow

10 Mar 3
Reply by Linda C

Not like the Movies

In 15 minutes I will have passed my third day of being a widow. I have been bracing myself for this pain for 10 years, when my beautiful hu…

Started by Snow

8 Feb 25
Reply by NancyD

With the holidays upon us...

How do I answer the comments that haven't come when I talk about the things that happened to Arlene around two holidays? She had her first…

Started by Don

3 Nov 18, 2017
Reply by goingon (Cynthia)

How do you process your anger/disappointment at people who didn't "show up" for you and your spouse?

I have no idea if any of this will make sense, but my husband just passed away on August 10th after an 11 month battle with pancreatic canc…

Started by Surreal17

14 Oct 30, 2017
Reply by adoption1964 (Kim)

Grief and release at the same time?

I am aware of two different forces acting from within me.  One is the downward weight of grief. The other is an upward energy that comes fr…

Started by Germaine

48 Jul 31, 2017
Reply by Susan

just joined this group

My husband died a year ago this July 27th.  He first got cancer in 2007, CNS lymphoma, a brain tumor .  Then we had 7 more good years , unt…

Started by Riley

20 Jul 11, 2017
Reply by Steve

The Long Good-Bye

My grief counselor just told me about the Long Good-Bye and it made things so much clearer for me.  I was feeling guilty on so many levels…

Started by Leeky

6 Jun 19, 2017
Reply by Steve

Looking to Put Together Resources for soon-to-be-widowed

I found being the spouse of a terminal person very frustrating.  We were getting care at a prominent hospital, and there were social worker…

Started by Mozzie

43 May 29, 2017
Reply by Tate2701

Anyone ever have a sense of peace?

Has anyone been doing normal chores or random things around the house and had a feeling of calm or peace come over them? As if your loved o…

Started by Timetoheal

39 May 25, 2017
Reply by Dan

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