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Corona is making my partner's passing so much more difficult

Started by Impala Princess. Last reply by Lynne yesterday. 8 Replies

I lost my long time partner suddenly on March 9th. Needless to say, it's been a nightmare but corona is making it even worse. Very few family and friends have reached out to support me, how can I…Continue

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Comment by Lynne on Wednesday

Edwardsville, Illinois, just across the river from St. Louis MO

Comment by LiliPad on Wednesday

I am in Indiana.  Yesterday our state went into the "shelter in place" order by the Governor.  I still have to go to work, but we have a very limited staff now in a huge building.  But, it beats the alternative to sitting at home in a sad and empty house.  No family in town or in nearby cities, but I still have my work family.

Comment by Holdensmommy on Wednesday

North Carolina 

Comment by Pwantau on Tuesday

where is everyone ?

Comment by AJJacskon67 on Monday

I had to use a sickle to cut my grass. My husband always mowed the lawn. His passing has made me realize how much I depended on him. 

I have repeatedly asked my kids for help the past few days and I feel like they dont care. I know they are going through the same thing but they have families to be there for them, I have no one. 

Comment by TorontoKD on March 12, 2020 at 6:29pm

And I'm so sorry for your loss also.  No one should ever have to go through this.  I keep saying that but it's the biggest truth I can think of right now.

Comment by TorontoKD on March 12, 2020 at 6:27pm

Thank you for the kind words and positive energy Lynne.  I'll take all of both I can get.  Others have told me to be kind to and take care of myself.  I'm trying but it's sure not easy.

Comment by Lynne on March 12, 2020 at 6:20pm

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. There just aren't words to respond other than I understand your pain. It's so difficult to lose your life partner, but the other things that you have to decide on make it even harder. Just take life minute by minute for now and be kind to yourself. My brother gave me wise words tonight. He told me it was time for me to let others take care of me. He's right. I don't have anything left in me right now to take care of others. 

Sending you positive energy and well wishes.

Comment by TorontoKD on March 11, 2020 at 10:10am

I wish beyond words that I was not eligible for this group, but here I am.  I'm Kevin, and my husband of nearly 29 years passed away last Sunday.  He passed out while driving (I was also in the car and was able to stop by driving into a guard rail; we weren't going very fast so not much damage there).  The paramedics came and took him to hospital, but within an hour he was gone.  He had type 2 diabetes, but it was well managed and there were no warning signs that anything was that wrong.

I don't know to move forward but I know I have to.  We were in the process of selling our condo and planning a big move to another city.  He was so looking forward to it, and it breaks my heart more than I can say that he won't be here if/when that happens.  I know I don't want to stay here but I don't know where I want to go at this point.

Comment by Lynne on February 26, 2020 at 4:07am

I agree with LiliPad that I am relieved to see there are only a few of us. I wish there weren't any of us. My husband died on January 23rd from a sudden massive heart attack. He was 55. He had been sick with the flu or some other virus, so I know that contributed. He also had an auto-immune that should have killed him years ago, but was be managed really well with medication. I realize some of his flu/illness symptoms may have actually been from his heart and we missed them. 

Brett and I found each other later in life. We were married 8 years and together 11 1/2. I prayed for a good man and God brought him to me. We both had finally found real love in each other. Our marriage had trust and respect as well as love. Something neither of us had in previous marriages. My husband was a really good, kind man and I am so proud of the man he was. We had a funeral in our town and a memorial service in his home town. Doing it twice was really hard, but I'm grateful that I did. At both services, the overwhelming comments people made were how happy we looked, how much Brett loved me and what a good man he was. It let me know we did it right, but hearing it was bittersweet. 

I'm grateful I met my husband and had him the time that I did. It feels like I borrowed him for a short time. I'm glad we did finally find true happiness later in life but it really sucks that the happiness had to end. 

I am sorry for all of your loss also. None of us deserve it, but it's the lot we have to deal with right now isn't it?


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