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Comment by kat on September 19, 2018 at 12:52pm

Hello, I know this is a relatively small group (it is so hard to find people my age (26), 25 when my spouse passed away to relate to. Everyone is out... getting engaged, having children, which many of us have been robbed of. I wanted to share my story... I lost my childhood sweetheart, best friend, and soul mate (from 7th grade) at 25 and he was 27. We dreamed of having a family, getting married and spending the rest of our life together. September 4th was the one year mark...I feel more depressed than ever. I have been on all kinds of medications and nothing seems to soothe the pain. The grief has isolated me. Jacob and I were each other's best friends, so I don't really have any friends - so, it's like being completely alone in a foreign land. How do you get through the awful misery? Especially when you have zero social support... no one even called on the year mark. I feel like I could die tomorrow and no one would even notice, but the one who is already gone... I am just looking for a way to find hope but I feel entirely hopeless. 

So is there anyone in this group who is willing to start or form a friendship with me? Help get through this awful time? Please message me if so... I am in need of social support and I know only you understand. 

Comment by Soaring Spirits on December 25, 2017 at 7:22am

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 31, 2016 at 10:57am

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

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Comment by Lulu on December 19, 2016 at 7:00pm
Thanks, I will pray for you too. Good luck to all this holiday season.
Comment by Mev's Wifey on December 17, 2016 at 11:19pm

Yes, I understand. I feel the same way too. Indeed, "crazy" might be the correct word to describe all this.

I am glad that you've been able to listen to it. Be very courageous, especially during these festive times. I'll keep you all in my prayers. 

Comment by Lulu on December 17, 2016 at 11:07pm
Ps I listened to I surrender, what a great song!
Comment by Lulu on December 17, 2016 at 11:06pm
Ya I totally agree Mev's Wifey. He is still my world too. Everyday of my life still revolves around him. And he knew me better then I knew myself and I feel like if he was here he would be able to figure out what I'm feeling and help me through it.
It is crazy how our lives turned out. Your hubby was right, expect the unexpected.
Comment by Mev's Wifey on December 17, 2016 at 7:36am
I totally agree with you Lulu. I am selfish too, I would prefer having him back here. He was the only person who could actually understand me and cheer me up. My was and still is my world. This end of year season will be really really hard for us.. First christmas and first new year without our soulmate. :(
Isn't this weird, we all here should have been talking about how many months pregnant we are, or about our wedding anniversary. But instead, we are unlucky enough to be talking about our widowhood. Life is really strange sometimes; you see some couples who are together but don't love each other, and then there's us, who despite the love we have for our spouse, we can never be together.
My hubby always said "You must always expect the unexpected". But I would never have expected to lose him like this, so young, leaving me with shattered dreams
Comment by Lulu on December 16, 2016 at 3:29pm
Uh 6 months, I'm by no means better but at 10 months I'm noticeably better then at 6 months so have hope Mev's Wifey. I like the 'I survived' I do that too after every big day or after I've pushed myself to go and do something hard. I still cry it out when I'm sad. Sometimes I blare the music to help me get it all out. I'll play songs that were special to us or that remind me of him. I'll wait till I get home if I can for the big crystal then I cry, sometimes I'll add in a little pity party. I figure better to get it out then sit there with it. After A big cry, to calm down I like to watch a movie. I love movies. Another thing I did, mostly at the beginning is I would read grief books. I think they made me feel normal and not alone. I'm saving a book up especially for my Christmas vacation because I have a feeling I'm gunna need a lot of comfort. I try to tell myself he's in a better place but I don't know, I'm too selfish. I'd rather he be back with me. One thing that makes me feel grateful is that I'm glad that I could carry this grief burden for him. I used to ask him if I could die first so I would never have to live without him and he said I could. But now I'm so glad he never has to feel the pain I am feeling.
Comment by Mev's Wifey on December 16, 2016 at 8:54am

Megraf, this is what I do personally. I just go day by day - and at the end of the day, I whisper to myself "I survived one more day". I let the tears out whenever they come forth. And today is exactly 6 months that I burried my hubby, but I am still in shock, I still can't truly accept that he's not going to walk through the door again. As for the mind, it's the only thing that pops up every single minute. I guess all we have to do is pray really hard and try to go on with this "new normal". But sincerely, as time is passing by, I can't say that the pain lessens, it is still the same unbearable pain as the day I heard the words "Mr. Virassamy has passed away". As the saying goes, "where there is deep grief, there was great love". I try to convince myself that he is in a better place. That there is only joy and peace up there.

By the way, Ryder is a nice name.. :)


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