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Widowed in 2017

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Discussion Forum

Making new friends

Started by Mike. Last reply by allmyheart yesterday. 13 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

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

Started by Shoosie2. Last reply by Gunnerx2 Mar 16. 6 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

The last time.

Started by Mike. Last reply by Beak137 Feb 26. 8 Replies

It’s just two months since my wife died and almost every place  I go I say to myself: “The last time I was here Mary was with me.” Since we did so much together this happens  a lot.  Usually it’s…Continue

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Comment by Melissa on March 1, 2018 at 3:54pm

Gracie B, I'm so sorry. I'm trying to join groups to make new friends. Is there anything close to you where you could go for support and conversation? 

I miss conversation the most. It's so hard to be alone, but this group is so helpful. Please use it as a resource for making friends and maybe getting some ideas to help you move forward.

I wish you all the best, and please keep in touch.

Comment by GracieB on March 1, 2018 at 2:08pm

Thank you for your kind words

Comment by EarthSpirit (Carol) on March 1, 2018 at 1:32pm

GracieB, I am so sorry for your loss and happy that you’ve reached out here. It saddens me deeply that you have so little support in your grief other than your sister and father. But what gifts they are to you now! It has to be doubly difficult to be so isolated on a farm away from people. Please keep visiting here and letting us know how you’re doing. This is such a painful path and I wish you peace.

Comment by GracieB on March 1, 2018 at 1:20pm

I lost my husband in May 2018, suddenly, unexpectedly..has been rough..

i live very far away from my family and friends,  those who are left...

we were together for 30 years..

have no children together and the stepson I have left is not interested...

live on a farm way....out in the country..

no one gets it except my sister and I thank god for her, she calls me every day sometimes twice a day  since my husband died...

and my dad every day and he will be 88 next month..that's all I have left of my family..

Comment by GTG on February 16, 2018 at 10:54am


My precious husband was USAF also... i love that. 

Comment by InsideLove on February 12, 2018 at 4:59am

GTG beautiful moving song. Images in it embraced me. My husband was USAF for 8 years. He soared like the planes after that, as an entrepreneur. 

Carmen513 what a soothing song! Loved the photo images as she sang.

Music. A soothing healer in grief. Thank you GTG and Carmen513.

Comment by HelensRay on February 12, 2018 at 2:45am

two really lovely songs thanks for sharing.  On both youtube pages there is Alan Jackson singing "Every Now and Then" give that one a spin

Comment by Carmen513 on February 12, 2018 at 12:00am

Beautiful song GTG! Thanks for sharing (( Hugs))

Check this tune out , Danni and her twin wrote this for a friend and mother who had passed. Echoed my heart,maybe others too. God bless.

Comment by GTG on February 11, 2018 at 9:28pm
Comment by EarthSpirit (Carol) on February 11, 2018 at 3:07pm

ShirleyB, my heart goes out to you and your children, coping with the loss of husband and father. Way too soon. I am old enough to be your mother (74), but your words have comforted me; shouldn’t it be the other way around?! After only 4 months I’m beginning to realize that I’m just now hitting the wall of it all setting in; I heard that can happen. Today was a bad day, full of tears and sadness. The first months were so filled with the work of settling things, and I was like a robot, getting it all done. Now I have to get back out and about, but it’s so hard to think of doing. We did EVERYthing together, and everywhere I could go I’d see him...and Us. I know I have to force myself to do these things, that’s been said by many people here. I DO have confidence that I can achieve these things. It will just take so much time, won’t it? Thank you for your reply and thoughts, my very best to you as well..


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