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I feel like a dork

Started by Riley. Last reply by originaloregonian 1 hour ago. 22 Replies

Do any of you go out alone , like to have dinner or go to see a movie alone?  It's not that I want to be alone , but of course Mike is gone.  The one person who used to do these things with me is…Continue

Loneliness Hits you Smack in the Face

Started by Riley. Last reply by Susan on Friday. 2 Replies

More rainy days in Georgia.  Times like this his absence is huge and loneliness hits me right in the face. Continue

Let's share!

Started by Riley. Last reply by Susan on Wednesday. 59 Replies

I would really like to hear about your wives and husbands who have meant the absolute world to you.  I've noticed my friends and even family just don't talk about my husband anymore.  I think that's…Continue

Who am I kidding?i

Started by catapan. Last reply by Lev Feb 10. 1 Reply

I receive regular supportive mailings from Brave Living/Brabe Girls Club and was particularly touched by a recent one about “When help shows up, open yourself to it.”i am currently housebound with…Continue

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Comment by Lev on February 9, 2018 at 8:49am

Dear Fran

 I sent you a birthday card for your beloved.

With love and best wishes.


Comment by Lev on February 9, 2018 at 8:47am

Comment by Fran on February 9, 2018 at 7:48am

Today would have been my husband's 80th birthday.  I always told him I hoped he would live to 80, somehow right now that does not feel so old.  Will go to the cemetery and sit on the bench and have lunch and talk.  Still have not come to terms that it will soon be 2 years.

Comment by Dianne in Nevada on December 31, 2017 at 11:09am

If you don't have plans this evening, pop into the chat room to ring in the new year with other Villagers. You are not alone. We'll be there for all US time zones from 11pm Eastern to 12:30am Pacific.

Comment by lowrsr (Sherry) on December 27, 2017 at 5:47pm

I hope everyone is managing the holidays... Almost over!

Comment by Soaring Spirits on December 25, 2017 at 7:23am

We're hanging out in the WV chat room for anyone who finds themselves alone on Christmas day. Join us!

Comment by Soaring Spirits on December 17, 2017 at 8:52am

If you need some company on Christmas Day &/or New Years Eve, please join me in the Chat Room.

I'll be hosting the Chat Room on Christmas Day, so if you need a boost before heading off to a family gathering or find yourself alone and want to chat with others out there just like you ... please stop by.  I'll be keeping an eye on the room all day (I'm in the Pacific time zone).

I'll also be hosting a New Years Eve chat from 11pm Eastern time to 12:30am Pacific time.

Dianne in Nevada

Comment by originaloregonian on December 16, 2017 at 4:26pm

ImTheMarigold, I am feeling the same way.  It was Halloween 2016 when my husband passed, and I was numb during the holidays last year and just did things for my toddler daughter.  I was at a high school concert this last week and broke down in tears over "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".  I still haven't gotten a tree and want to pull out a few decorations, but I think I'm stalling because of the pain I know that will come.  

Comment by ImTheMarigold on December 15, 2017 at 7:05am

Hi Sherry. I am just over a year now and I agree, it is getting harder. I just want the holidays to be over. I was so numb last year, just 6 weeks in, that this year feels like the first Christmas without him. I have not been doing as much as the difficult work as I should be, I get scared of being overwhelmed by all the pain. I know I should. And I tell myself that come the weekend I will make time for it. Then I do everything to avoid it. Thinking of you and others for whom this season is not what it used to be.

Comment by lowrsr (Sherry) on December 14, 2017 at 5:21pm

It's been quiet here! I will be the first to admit that I haven't been writing much, at least not for public consumption. I have been doing a lot of journaling and reading. Doing difficult work. It has been about a year and three months since I lost my soulmate, and if anything, it is getting harder, not easier. But I'm trying. I am wishing everyone peace during this holiday season.


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