A community of peers created by the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation
We're so sorry you're here. Please introduce yourselves here, check the pages under "Help!" for more guidance, and make friends anywhere on the site.
This group's Greeter is @LaurieR.
Latest Activity: 21 hours ago
Leeanne, there isn't much to admire. Having been through the grief process before (i have lost my mother and sister) I know that my coping mechanism is to stay busy. Idle time is not my friend. Besides, I only work three days a week....no bog deal there. I've been gone a year and now that I am back I realize how much I truly hate my job. I too have a big wedding coming up that my daughter is a junior bridesmaid. I was thinking of taking a "date", my BFF. I don't think I could go through that alone. I do plan on booking a hotel room because I know I will be drinking, lol.
I am almost four months out and I still think Jud is going to walk into the room. This grieving stuff is surreal, for sure. I am not sure I have answered anything you have written but I have read some things and just wanted to say, hello, and belated welcome. I am a crying mess after Father's Day but grateful that I could spend it with my adult daughter.
Glad you found us...and the usual...sorry you have to be a member of this club
Leanne and Betsy, so sorry for your losses. Leanne, I lost my love on May 10...May 11 was our 15th anniversary. I think I am still firmly in the denial stage of grief...I sometimes think he's going to just walk in the room! Especially with me going back to work, I feel all those old routines coming back. It's like I can block out the past year if I try hard enough. Then of course it hits me and I am a crying mess...my birthday is in 2 weeks...that's gunna be another tough one...
My heart and prayers go out to you. I'm so sorry for your loss. There's lots of good people on this site ready to help you whichever way they can.
God Bless you,
Hi Betsy, I am so sorry that you lost your husband to brain cancer...and that you lost him such a short time ago. That wound must be so fresh. I hope that you will find some help for you here on WV. It is a site that offers a lot of ways to express yourself and get help from others. The chat room can move quickly. Be sure to ask people to slow down if it is too fast, and let them know you have something serious to talk about. At times it is just silly fun but people are always willing to stop and listen.
I am glad you have found us. I am so sorry that you lost your Joe. This is a hard journey, isn't it? I think you will find that sharing with others in the same situation really does help. There are a lot of different ways you can use to share, talking in "real time" on chat (do stop people if they are just having fun and you need to talk about something serious...they will respond) It is very helpful to write and read blogs. The forum questions are always interesting and there is a section of music and other videos.
I lost my husband, Jud, this year, too. We were married for thirty-seven years, together for almost forty. The time is really not that important, what is important is that we are all hurting. I hope you find, like many of us, that this is a good "home."
Hi, I'm Betsy and I wanted to say hello. My husband died on June 5. We had been together for 8 years but only married for 4 months. He had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in early January. I'm a mess and I'm also doing ok. I want everything to be ok and then I don't. Thanks for all your sharing...
Thank you, everyone. I know it's a process, and it's important to grieve fully, yadda yadda, but I wish it weren't. I agree with Camry that there should be a fast forward button to get through this. I'm sick of missing him, I'm sick of crying, I'm sick of everything I have to do to wrap up our life together and it's only been 6 weeks.
Join yourwidowed peers
Sign Upor Sign In
Widowed Village connects peers with each other for friendship and sharing. The moderators, administrators, and others involved in running this site are not professionals.
Please don't interpret anything you read here as medical, legal, or otherwise expert advice. Don't disregard any expert's advice or take any action as a result of what you read here.
We're friends, not doctors, financial or legal professionals, and we're not "grief experts." But we are here, and we've been "there."
Use TAGS on blog posts, photos, and when starting discussion topics. They keep content together and are a fun way to browse the site!
© 2013 Created by Supa Dupa Fresh.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.