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Widowed in 2017

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Members: 159
Latest Activity: May 10

Discussion Forum

Making new friends

Started by Mike. Last reply by SweetMelissa2007 Apr 19. 20 Replies

I read a lot about people who have a great support group of family and friends. But my wife was my best friend and my family is far away. So my support group is digital, either online or on the…Continue

A Ton of Bricks

Started by Shoosie2. Last reply by HelensRay Apr 18. 5 Replies

Hi everyoneTomorrow is the 4 1/2 month mark that my Rick left his 'earth-suit' , and it's just really hitting me hard that my Rick won't ever be back. Ever. I tried to get that through my mind and…Continue

Has Anyone had any 'Strange' things happen in your house since your spouse passed?

Started by Shoosie2. Last reply by SweetMelissa2007 Apr 17. 12 Replies

Good Morning EveryoneI haven't had much of a chance to post anything recently, but I do read everything. I just had to ask this question. Two days after my Rick passed, December 20, 2017, I was…Continue

ANC service on Feb 28 was beyond words

Started by InsideLove. Last reply by Rainy (Misty) Mar 8. 2 Replies

Marty’s Arlington National Cemetery service exceeds words, just as my grief for my missing him every day no words seem to be enough.We had 40+ family and friends in attendance. I hired a photographer…Continue

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Comment by GTG on January 24, 2018 at 5:54am


I lost the love of my life on Dec 31, 2017.. I am starting to come out of the fog and I am missing him so

much I keep thinking, "there's no way I can survive this". I have had 2 good days out of 25. I keep reading from others that it gets better but it does not seem that way now. I am sorry that you lost your love too. hugs and prayers to you. 

Comment by Lovegabriel5317 on January 23, 2018 at 11:29am

thank you Carmen513

it just crazy i often think back of that first week i dont know how i did with everything i miss him so bad i even think ok he is going to walk in from his vacation and everything will be fine again... oh my goodness..

prayers to you and hugs

Comment by Carmen513 on January 23, 2018 at 10:39am


I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Gabriel. Cancer is such an evil disease. I am sure you both endured so any hurdles ,trials and sorrow during Gabriel's battle to survive. When someone we love hurts and in pain it effects everyone in the family.

Then grief happens! As far as Im concerned its an off this planet experience. Surreal. I lost my Bobby to Cancer 7 months ago now. ( He was 57yrs) A lot has happened ,well it feels like it has, but maybe alot of it has been emotional crap. The pain of losing him is not quite as intense now ( though still depressing) as it was in the early weeks, and every now then I actually feel positive. I will miss him til the day I die. I also believe we will see our life partners again. I dont beleive this loving God of creation would go to all this trouble of Creation to bring us to a messed up ( using nice words today) this absolutely messed up ending of suffering and pain. You are in my thoughts and prayers Lovegabriel. xo

Comment by Lovegabriel5317 on January 23, 2018 at 9:19am

I lost my hubby gabriel oct 1 2017to cancer he fought it nine years he was 53 years old we have 4 grown childern together married for 23 years i miss him so much...

Comment by InsideLove on January 11, 2018 at 4:30am

Oh Sonu. I am so sorry for your loss. This is a good community. Kelley Lynn in Tedx Talks is quite comforting in some of the message. You can be certain people here will help you whenever you want to talk here. It's sad we have to meet, but encouraging each of us here, can be of comfort to each other.

Comment by Sonu on January 10, 2018 at 11:27pm

Hello everyone, this is my first post as I am new to this group. I married the love of my life after 3 years of relationship on 29th April 2017 and after 8 months I lost my beautiful and healthy husband on 21st Dec.2017 to a road accident. I miss him terribly and the time has stand still for me. I am in grave pain and do not know what to do next. All I need now is to talk to someone. I feel so broken inside that i have lost the zest to live anymore. Then I came through the awesome video of Kelley Lynn in Tedx Talks and that is how I came to know about this site.

Comment by adoption1964 (Kim) on January 9, 2018 at 5:54am

Good Morning, I have not been on here for a couple of days.  I read the most recent comments and I can relate to all of them. I agree this is a great source for connection, insight and understanding.  The journey we are now are will be the one we travel daily.  I have been a widow since May 2, 2017.  There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss him.  I loved my husband with all my heart and soul, he is the one taught me true unconditional love.  My family was a bit dysfunctional; it is ok.  I am adult and see it for what it was. 

Comment by Carol FB on January 8, 2018 at 1:09pm

Hi Pat, thanks for commenting back to me.  I left a longer post on your home page, because I am still figuring this site out.   You know, you get used to using fb and figure other sites are similar.  This has been one of my ' best intentions'  set aside kind of day, and I have been on here instead.  I have neglected doing so for too long, so the time was well spent.

Comment by Pearlinden on January 8, 2018 at 12:36pm

Hi Carol, I'm so glad you found us, but sorry you need to.  Welcome, it's a great resource.  My name is Pat and we have a lot in common.  I also lost my husband (of 36 years) in Feb. 2017.  I moved from California (didn't like it there also) to Omaha last fall, and like you, it's been a good decision.  My old friends faded away after the memorial, and we have no children.  I have siblings here, as well as a few connections from growing up here. I've been to two Camp Widows, and found them both to be excellent.  After I attended the one in Toronto in November, I felt I turned a corner and was not mired in hopelessness daily.  Like you, I'd love to have friends and not just acquaintances.  I plan to start a Soaring Spirits group locally. I frequently lack the energy to put myself out there and tell my story again and again, after repeating it at the doctor's, the bank, the gym, etc.  I know it takes time.  I hope we can meet in Tampa.  Welcome.

Comment by Carol FB on January 8, 2018 at 10:57am

Hello everyone.  I decided to join this group while researching Camp Widow/Tampa 2018.  I lost my husband of 37 years in February 2017.  We had lived in VA for only 6 years, but I had never liked it there, so I sold my home and moved to Milwaukee, WI in late June to be near my younger daughter.  While I am very happy with my decision to move, I am still trying to find new friends.   I would love to hear from anyone in this area that may be on this site.  Also would love to hear more about Camp Widow if anyone has attended any of them.  I have read many of the comments, and I know we all share similar challenges.  Being ok alone, but lonely for friendships, and sometimes family.   I take one day at a time.  I hope to make good connections on here.


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