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Comment by Slick on April 12, 2017 at 1:25pm

Princess....my anniversary was Friday the 7th....I forgot...first time in 6 years..I forgot what the date was...my daughter reminded me and it took me 4 days of bashing myself for forgetting...to get over it....I am also glad we had what we had...and miss him always.......but I have worked very hard to stop living death since my daughter passed ...20 years ago...I am a multiple loss survivor....Bill was my last thank God until this past Sunday....and I am back to being haunted my all those I loved and lost so young...one after the other....just a bit of bad timing...this too will pass....

Comment by Princess Warrior Widow on April 12, 2017 at 1:05pm

My anniversary was April 5th.  This was the first year went to work.  I am glad that the pain has subsided greatly.  I love him and miss him.  As much as I dislike having this tremendous pain in my life I am so grateful to have had a loving relationship. 

Comment by Barzan on April 3, 2017 at 4:02pm

I belong to another support group through WV but felt I needed this group since we are all at the same stage (roughly).  I, too, have more good days now than those dreaded bad ones.  Would love to find people who live in Colorado to meet up with for coffee and conversation.  One thing I've learned in the 5.5 years is that no matter how good your friends are, they don't really understand the mood shifts and the loneliness we feel even in a room full of people.  Great to have all of you here for mutual support. 

Comment by chef (John) on April 2, 2017 at 11:59am

I have to agree with Princess Warrior Widow, Barzan.

I'm also at 5.5 years.

Comment by Princess Warrior Widow on January 30, 2017 at 8:25am

Hi Barzan, I'm glad that you found us.  This is a supportive group.  It is always good to share with people who understand and don't judge.  I am now having more good days than bad.  That's a good thing.

Comment by Slick on January 26, 2017 at 6:05am

Hi Barzan...everyone here is here for each other.....we all share the pain of this journey and the learning process...Bill will be gone 6 years on March 1....that is also my deceased daughter's birthday so one of my hardest through the year....a birthday and a death....I also have good days and bad.....but my bad ones are fewer and usually because I wish he was here to tell him something, help me if I;m ill,just talk...just hangout together.....I do feel happiness and peace that God has given me ....and that's a nice feeling....just wanted you to know you aren't alone here...PEACE

Comment by Barzan on January 26, 2017 at 5:53am

Hello Everyone,  I am new to your group but not new to mourning the passing of my husband and best friend on June 13th, 2011.  I have worked hard to move on step by painful step.  I have some good days and some bad.  We were such a great team through our 32 years together.  I have a great family but they cannot replace my guy.  I look forward to getting to know the people in this group and share our ups and downs.

Comment by Princess Warrior Widow on January 1, 2017 at 8:11pm
Happy New Year. I can't believe that I have survived five New Years without my husband. The time has gone by quickly and seemed like an eternity at the same. I hope that my husband is proud of the woman I have become facing the challenges that I have experienced after he died.

I hope that we all have a peaceful year. I'm confident that we can face any challenges because we are survivors.

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Comment by Soaring Spirits on December 31, 2016 at 10:58am

Don't be alone this evening ... we'll be in the Widowed Village chat room tonight to keep each other company. 

Event post:   http://widowedvillage.org/events/new-year-s-eve-in-the-chat-room

If you haven't tried it yet, here's a direct link to the chat room: http://widowedvillage.org/chat

Comment by chef (John) on December 4, 2016 at 11:29am

It is always good to be with people who get it.

Definitely agree, Princess Warrior.

 

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