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Military Families

Was your loved one a member of the military?  This group helps you connect to other military families in Widville. 

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Members: 86
Latest Activity: Jul 17

Discussion Forum

Social Security from military member

Started by Crazy Monica. Last reply by offthewall Feb 2, 2016. 3 Replies

Hello, I'm new here and have alot of questions. One of my biggest is, because I'm in I'll health, but wasn't old enough when my husband passed, did I lose any chance of getting even just a part of…Continue

Tricare Dental

Started by Cindy. Last reply by offthewall May 21, 2015. 1 Reply

My husband was a veteran.  We had Tricare Dental for a long time.  I cancelled this after he passed away because the closest dentist was 60 miles away that accepted Tricare.  Things have changed, can…Continue

Transitioning to Civilian Life

Started by onmyown. Last reply by Frozen_Rose Mar 23, 2014. 3 Replies

After reading some earlier posts, one question comes to mind. Since losing your spouse/partner, do you feel as though you are still connected to military life or transitioning to the civlian world?Continue

Happy Independence Day !

Started by onmyown Jul 4, 2013. 0 Replies

Wanted to wish you all a day of peace.  Hope everyone is able to enjoy this day and the many blessings of our wonderful nation. Thank you for the sacrifices you and your loved ones have made. Jen  Continue

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Comment by lyn on May 29, 2017 at 7:12am

Remembering......  Thinking of all who are serving, have served, and those who gave their life for our country.  Thank you.

 

Comment by happylilycat on May 27, 2017 at 3:43am

Thank you for your service to all who are serving, have served, or are no longer with us. Memorial Day was very important to my husband, and it's always a tough day. I don't go to the parades anymore, I tried last year and had to leave before I started crying.  

Comment by happylilycat on May 18, 2017 at 2:10am

Frank, thank you for your service, I know my husband always liked to hear that. He was a Viet Nam vet and they did not get a very nice welcome home. 

Comment by Frank on May 5, 2017 at 9:36pm

Hi,

I stop by here frequently to see if there are any new posts and finding none move on.

I'm retired navy.

Frank

Comment by My New Life on March 5, 2017 at 5:59am

Is anyone still active in this group?  

Comment by lyn on November 11, 2016 at 1:52pm

Thank you to all our veterans and those currently serving. I hope this day was gentle for all the widows and widowers of those who served in the military. I used to tear up and more at anything patriotic. Nine years since the loss of my husband I do better, but it is still hard sometimes.

Comment by happylilycat on July 2, 2016 at 6:02am

I'd like to thank all our military men and women who put their lives on the line to serve our great country. Semper Fi and Happy July 4th. 

Comment by happylilycat on June 23, 2016 at 2:14pm

My name is Alison, and my husband was in a force recon unit during the Viet Nam conflict. He was a sniper, and left his Bronze Star at the Wall. He had PTSD ever since, and I did not meet him until years after his discharge. We met in in 2004 and later married.  He died suddenly at home on Feb. 17, 2016, so it's only been 4 months. Memorial Day was always a big deal to him, I just stayed in the house and cried. There was a wedding in my husband's family that weekend, but I didn't attend, since heavy drinkers are not my favorite type.  Our wedding anniversary was on May 15th, so May was not a good month.  I had to give our black lab puppy away to a good home (I spoke with them extensively) because he was 9 months old and just too much for me. That was a heartbreaker. I still have our two cats, and they are great company.

My husband's children live down South and are grown with their own lives, so I mostly leave them be. I speak with his son every now and then, which is nice. My Mom has been a great support, since we lost my Dad, her husband of 60 years, in 2014. It's been a pretty awful time. Our little home is on the edge of a nature preserve, so I can walk out on the porch in the early morning and hear hundreds of birds, which is calming. July 4th is going to be another rough day, I plan to travel out of state to spend it with my Mom, which will be good for both of us. My Dad was in the Air Force, so it's a hard day for her, too.

My husband was a Navy man, but was transferred to the Marines because of his prowess as a sniper. He finally got his Marine Recon pin before he died, and he was very proud of that, I keep it in a place of honor, just as he did.  I miss him. God bless, and dona nobis pacem. 

Comment by kelseyablang on February 9, 2016 at 5:17am

Hello, My name is Kelsey. My husband passed in a motorcycle accident in Kansas in Dec 2015. We were married 8.5 years and had known each other for 18.5 years. We met in 1997 in 6th grade. We have 2 young boys, ages 5 and 8. I went to a medium the other day and was able to talk to him, he told me to join a group and talk about what has happened and see if I can get some tips on helping with my kids. LOL So that's why I'm here. How has anyone dealt with this with their children? Thank you! :) 

Comment by princess57 on November 14, 2015 at 5:23pm

Hi, my partner served for 15 years in the service of our country, 5 years for the Air Force and later 10 years in the Army 82nd Airborne, i was with him as his partner for 15 years after his service but, still was there for the effects from PTSD and other issues related to that. I lost my guy 3.2 years ago and still hurts, i wish i could have him by my side but i know he is there.  Colleen, don't worry i know how you feel as i am in the same place,no real contact with the military community support here. The closest for any support or anything is 35 miles away from here.

 

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