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Suddenly Widowed

For those widowed suddenly or unexpectedly by any cause. 

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Went to bed and didn't wake up

Started by Peacefrog. Last reply by Melissa on Saturday. 12 Replies

 September 13, 2018 was like any other day, he worked out at the gym doing strength training like he had for the last three years. He picked up dinner on the way home steak and cheese hoagies.  It…Continue

Life goes on, but it’s so bloody hard

Started by Lal68. Last reply by Lal68 Nov 13. 4 Replies

My husband was 46 and died suddenly.  We thought he had the flu, took him to doctors Thursday and she thought the same. On Friday he had stomach pains so took him back to the doctors where he was…Continue

Random Thoughts on a Rough Weekend

Started by Crabby. Last reply by jlsrdh Nov 7. 13 Replies

Since my husband died 14 weeks ago, I now take 6 pills a day for anxiety and insomnia.  I still don't sleep.I hate eating alone.  I can't even figure out what to shop for or what to make. When I do…Continue

Grief, guilt, and regret

Started by Crabby. Last reply by Melissa Oct 18. 11 Replies

Hello,I lost my husband of 38 years suddenly 11 weeks ago tomorrow. We were empty nesters with two grown children, and two adorable granddaughters. It was a Sunday afternoon, and Don was in our…Continue

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Comment by Boo on February 5, 2011 at 5:00pm
I have emailed the author of the site where Abby found the beautiful candle image.  Will let you know if we get a "yes/no" x
Comment by LisaPop on February 4, 2011 at 6:07am
we should go for "royalty free" images

Comment by Soaring Spirits on February 3, 2011 at 9:13pm


I *think* you don't need to be in this group to connect with everyone in it -- because it doesn't have its own discussion area anyway, just this public wall (where anyone can post). We certainly do have much in common, and that's why I wanted most of the discussions to happen in un-segregated areas.

I offer the two group (long term vs sudden) option b/c many of us had situations with elements of both: like, someone's LS had cancer but died so fast that the survivors had PTSD, or someone's LS had a heart attack but required long term caregiving after that and died from something else... there are so many possible permutations.

I think you should join where you feel it's true to your identity... and if you don't, still please reach out to each and every one.

We have so much more to learn together than separately! 

Sorry if I muddied the picture more....

Comment by Soaring Spirits on February 3, 2011 at 9:07pm
Sorry I didn't check in till now on this topic. We don't have an actual budget for images but I don't want us stealing them and these inexpensive stock images are cheap. How about if I just pay out of my own pocket for this one (or one bundle)? I hesitate to make any rules that will end up kicking my butt later on but it sure is pretty....
Comment by Abigail Carter on February 2, 2011 at 8:19am

Actually the image I posted is from this site:


It gives no credit to the image at all. Not sure what that means. Can we use it?



Comment by Abigail Carter on February 2, 2011 at 8:16am

Well it is a stock image, but for $15 you can buy 15 images, so Supa could get a bunch of images for this site. Here's the image link:



Comment by Boo on February 2, 2011 at 7:43am

Most votes are for the candle to be the "icon" for this group.  Are you all happy to go with that image?  Supa?


Abby - are there any copyright issues with that one?

Comment by LisaPop on February 1, 2011 at 5:09am
the candle
Comment by Paula on January 31, 2011 at 4:15pm
I love the blown out candle, it is such a beautiful image
Comment by LisaPop on January 31, 2011 at 2:55pm
My husband was not in good health but was working away, handling his meds, diet and physician visits according to his own plan. He died suddenly in our bedroom from an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm we believe. No autopsy was needed because of his underlying conditions. I did not think he would live to old age but his death was very sudden and shocking. I was helpless to do anything. He is at peace

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