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More Than One Loss (Multiple Losses)


More Than One Loss (Multiple Losses)

For Villagers who had more than one loss close together, or who lost a child, or were widowed more than once.  You're not alone... please connect here.

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Wedding rings

Started by Jo. Last reply by DIVA70 Apr 15. 1 Reply

Hello everyone, I am hoping you could share your thoughts/ experiences with me on wedding rings.  I lost my second husband 10 months ago and I still choose to wear my rings every day.  I like the…Continue

For Marina

Started by Gary'swife. Last reply by Marina Apr 15. 1 Reply

MarinaI saw your post.  I have never used the discussion function before, but thought I would give it a try.   Four months is a very short time.  I know....everyone else thinks you should be better…Continue

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Comment by Beverly Watson on April 4, 2011 at 1:56pm

How comforting to know that we are not alone.  I lost my husband Earl to a long bout of cancer in Sept./09.  I was a long time caregiver since he was also legally blind.  Two months later, my oldest son Bill was killed in a motorcycle accident (off-road).  A 17 yr. old boy went out of his line and killed him almost instantly.  I always thought I was a strong person; however, I am finding it very difficult to get back into the somewhat "normal" life.  I have been in a grief counseling group for over a year.  I am hoping that I can be of help to others in similar situations.   I truly feel that most people do not fully understand what we go through.  Since all our losses are so very personal it is no wonder they cannot understand.  For some reason, I find myself "weepy " when driving the car. 



Comment by wannabmartha on April 3, 2011 at 8:28pm
Good to see you Beverly my friend! xoxo
Comment by denisec on March 20, 2011 at 6:30pm
My husband died after a 3 yr battle with cancer on January 22, 2010.  My mother-in-law died 2 days later on January 24th.  Jim and his mother shared a very special bond so I am not surprised that it happened this way.
Comment by wannabmartha on March 20, 2011 at 11:12am
Hi Carleen, My experience with counseling has been vital for me. I agree with daycare that it helps to have someone objective and professional to keep things in perspective. There are so many characters in my play dealing with their own grief and I find it so helpful to have someone to talk to when I need. My daughter in law is remarrying soon making what's been difficult even more. My counselor really helps with things like that. Blessings
Comment by daycare2011 on March 19, 2011 at 10:33pm

Carleen,  I am so sorry for your losses.    My heart goes out to you. Counseling is a good choice.   It helps to have the ear of someone not connected to the tragedy.   I joined a bereavement group and one on one therapy.   It is helping.   This site is also a good place for support from very kind people.   My first husband died suddenly at work in 199.   I remarried in 2003 and my second husband died of Non Hodgkins in November 2010.   Multiple loss is so hard, painful and sad.   Keep the faith, keepfriends and family close and know we are all hear if you need to talk.


Comment by Carleen on March 18, 2011 at 10:01am
I lost my father May of 2008, then my older sister June of 2008.  She was only 47.  Then I lost my beloved husband June of 2009 suddenly and unexpectedly here at home of a massive heart attack.  He was only 44 years old.  I've been to counseling, taking something for the resulting depression from all the loss and tragedy, and joined here to connect and share support and friendship with other survivors of loss.
Comment by bettboop on March 16, 2011 at 2:13pm
My mother died in April of 2009 after a 7-yr battle with colon cancer. Two months later, my husband was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma originating in a mole under his right ear. Despite surgery, 6 months of high-dose bio/chemotherapy, and a clinical trial, he died on July 31, 2010, at the age of 46. I am raising our 4-yr-old daughter alone.
Comment by wannabmartha on March 3, 2011 at 5:43pm
My husband and oldest son died together in a plane crash January 2009. Since then, I've been on a journey to find healing from the awful hurt and pain. I blog and I go to a counselor on a regular basis. I rely on my faith and I've joined "Widowed Village" in the hope of finding comfort and support from other people that have multiple losses.

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