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Widowed in 2017

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We are grateful you found us so soon after your loss, but until this group grows please feel free to also join the Widowed in 2016 group. There are active conversations there with others in their first year of loss.

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Father's Day

Started by Leeky Jun 19. 0 Replies

What a bitter-sweet day.  I look at our children and feel so thankful they had such an amazing man for their father.  And I remember all the times we did things together for Father's Day.  When they…Continue

In memory of...

Started by ashleynicole8378. Last reply by Boo Jun 16. 3 Replies

   Been really missing my hubby Mark today, so I've decided to post a little bit about him and who he was. Feel free to add to the discussion with your on In memory of... So here goes. In memory of…Continue

Who am I?

Started by Leeky. Last reply by Boo Jun 16. 7 Replies

I seem to be fixated on this thought - who am I?  I honestly don't know.  We were together for my entire adult life.  I don't know what I like to eat, watch on tv, my clothing style, or even my…Continue

Lost wife on January 20th

Started by Larryh0823. Last reply by Larryh0823 Apr 28. 32 Replies

I lost my wife on January 20th after a quick illness due to colon cancer.  It has been a major roller coaster ride since the day she died.  Until the last 30 seconds of her life I fully believed we…Continue

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Comment by VenusBlue on March 2, 2017 at 5:02am

Yes guilloma, the drastic change is hard to cope with.  I'm trying to fill my time with things now.  I imagine I can keep myself busy, but I'll always be lonely without my sweet husband.  It's striking me how good the relationships I'm reading here were. It seems unfair that all these great ties have been broken. Hugs to you.

Comment by guilloma on March 1, 2017 at 6:33pm

Thanks for breaking the ice on this group, VenusBlue. I have been meaning to do so, but I kept forgetting. I am so sorry for your loss; it sounds like you and your husband had built a great life with each other.  I lost my husband, Michel, on January 25.  He had several chronic diseases, but was doing well.  Unfortunately, he caught the flu on January 19 and passed away on the 25th.  It was sudden and unexpected.  I too am struggling with the utter separation after being together all of the time. Michel was retired and I work from home.  If we were not together, than we were texting or talking to each other on the phone.  This abrupt and complete separation is killing me. I just want to check in with him, like I could at any other time that we were apart. I write and talk to him almost daily, but there is no feedback.  This site definitely helps.  

Comment by VenusBlue on March 1, 2017 at 6:04pm

My husband passed away January 29 from a brain aneurysm at age 45.  It was so unexpected, and still quite unbelievable to me.  We sold all our property, and started full-time RVing in September of last year.  It was a lifetime dream of ours, and I'm so glad we decided to just go for it, or else he would have never seen all the beautiful places we visited.  Honestly, if he had been told he had 6 months to live we wouldn't have changed a thing.  So crazy how that worked out for him.  But now I'm stuck in 40 ft RV I can't drive, and facing so many decisions without him is unbearable.  I'm afraid because it sounds like the worst part of my grieving may be yet to come, and I can't imagine how that could be.  Going from spending every second the day together (quite happily), to absolutely nothing is so numbing. He told me so often that he lived to make me happy (which he did), and his absence is making more unhappy than I ever thought possible.  I'm so sorry he left this earth so early, so sorry he's not here to see the things I see, so sorry I can't hear his voice.  I'm glad I found this website.  I've been journaling, but I feel some interaction with kindred spirits will do some good.


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Comment by Soaring Spirits on February 3, 2017 at 7:51pm

We are grateful you found us so soon after your loss, but until this group grows please feel free to also join the Widowed in 2016 group. There are active conversations there with others in their first year of loss.

 

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