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Comment by Laguna(Mike) on November 4, 2013 at 5:17pm

LLKRN7575 I know what you mean. I do almost everything alone. Its hard to find others .I did a cruise alone..............not fun. I joined a bowling league last month and its fun and I get to be with people. Try try try.

Comment by LLKRN75 on November 4, 2013 at 10:30am

The thing I hate most about being single is not automatically having someone to do things with.  Doesn't matter if it's going to dinner or going on a cruise.  When I think about something I would like to do the next thought is always, who can I get to go with me.  Sometimes that's really easy and sometimes I just give up on the idea rather than search for someone.

Comment by Laguna(Mike) on November 3, 2013 at 6:55pm

When I see couples holding hands it hurts me.

Comment by LLKRN75 on November 3, 2013 at 5:31pm

I have also been widowed since '07 when my husband of 31 years was killed in a motorcycle accident. I have accepted the fact that I could spend the rest of my life alone but would love it if someone wonderful would come along and change that. I haven't dated at all and the thing I really miss is holding hands.  When I see couples holding hands it really reminds me of what I no longer have.

Comment by jrclowery on November 2, 2013 at 12:58pm

Happy Birthday month Mike!  It's been a long 6 years and I too struggle with loneliness and occasional  bouts of depression. I have two teens at home, they keep me on my toes but, I really miss the companionship of my husband.  I've been out on a few dates and to some singles events but I haven't foundthat connection.  I'm fortunate to have a wonderful extended family - both my husband's and mine- so they and my kids have been what has kept me going.  I miss snuggling and having that one on one connection with someone at the end of the day.  I still have hope that I will find love again because the thought of being alone for rest of my life would be too much to bear. 

Comment by Laguna(Mike) on November 2, 2013 at 11:48am


I have been widowed since 2007. My wife died of breast cancer. We had no kids. I retired 4 yrs later and moved tot he west coast. I struggle with loneliness and anxiety at times. I am grateful for my health and lifestyle and will be 60 nov  2013. I noticed after 3 years quite a difference in myself for the better. I still have grief spurts and it comes out in other ways. I have dated but not found anyone yet. I m that interested in remarriage but an committed relationship is good. I would like to help my fellow widows.


Comment by Diana on August 23, 2013 at 10:18am

Hi Vally I lost my husband in October 2007 he died from a hernia bled out and I didn't get to say goodbye but anyway I hope that it gets better for you I am really sorry for your loss we were married for 26 years I also lost my brother in 2006 my dad in 2008 my aunt in 2008 and my mother this year in January it will get better it doesn't go away but I love this sight to see other widows are going through this you hang in there. drop me a line .

Comment by Diana on August 23, 2013 at 9:56am

Hi everybody just thought I would leave a few words of encouragement I still have bouts of extreme grief but I just remember the good things about him the thing is he did all of the financial things for the house so when he died I had to take over it was overwhelming at the time and to this day it still is a struggle but without my faith I wouldn't be able to make it .  everybody just try to hang in there and remember we are all in this together.  oh and the person on this group teenytinypuppy you were asking how to get on just go to and they will guide you from there.  everybody have a blessed and wonderful day. 

Comment by Diana on August 23, 2013 at 9:46am

Comment by Diana on August 22, 2013 at 4:40pm

Hi  everybody' 

Getting ready to go to gym and work out will try to get back on when I get back.  Everybody hang in there talk to you later. 


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