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Widowed in 2019

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Where To Live

Started by Melissa. Last reply by Telynn Jun 4. 1 Reply

After my partner's death, I can't afford the rent on my own. So I've been searching for a person or people to move in to the spare room... It's been so hard moving forward with that, packing a bunch…Continue

Tags: housing, home

How are you?

Started by Telynn. Last reply by Telynn May 21. 2 Replies

These "special days" are so hard.  My husband's birthday is this week and the third important date since he died.  I have made plans for the weekend to try and have something to focus on but his…Continue

3 MONTHS AFTER

Started by Ozzy turtle. Last reply by jnzmom71 May 12. 4 Replies

On April 2nd it was exactly 3 months since I lost my husband, my best friend. It was just him and I. We have close friends that have stayed close to me, but it seems like everyone has disappeared. It…Continue

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Comment by Simi on March 28, 2019 at 2:04pm

Hi 

I lost my husband on Nov , it was unexpectedly and is devastating. Don't know how to live anymore

Comment by Solsticeowl on March 26, 2019 at 4:54am

Oh Hilda, I am so sorry for your loss.  I also lost my husband on February 22nd unexpectedly.  I don't really know how to go on either, but having people here to listen and reply has helped tremendously.  I am hoping they are all correct in that you get used to living with the loss.  Right now it is still a struggle for me to breathe most of the time.

Comment by Hilda on March 25, 2019 at 9:09pm

My husband of 21 years died on February 22, two days

after his 50th birthday. I don’t know how I’m going to go on. 

Comment by Pooh898 on March 23, 2019 at 4:26pm

My husband passed recently and it was unexpected he didn’t tell me he was sick. He was my whole world and I really don’t know how I’m going to move forward without him. I miss him so much I go to the cemetery and just lay there with him for at least an hour anyday it isn’t raining. I watch his shows that he has recorded on the DVR and just talk about everything I’m feeling and what’s going on. He was stubborn yet kind and made anyone that met him feel like they were his best friend. I’m still waiting for him to come home. 

Comment by Ozzy turtle on March 23, 2019 at 3:47pm

My husband passed away on January 2 2019. He had a 10 year battle with COPD and five years with CHF. In October 2018 they said within 6 months, I guess it didn't register in my mind or heart. In December he went on Hospice so he could have the medication he needed to help control his breathing. I feel numb still, like its not real, he's on a vacation. Some days I feel blank all day and other days my thoughts won't stop. The pain of it all is always there somewhere. No one truly understands unless they have been there. My husband was a 13 year Army Veteran a very strong sometimes stubborn, very proud man. I love him so very much and miss him every second of every day and have absolutely no idea how to do this without him. Jim was 61 and I'm 45.

Comment by Portpom on March 13, 2019 at 9:28am

My husband died on 15th Feb 2019 and it all still seems so surreal. He had liver damage from birth that had never affected him, but since Christmas had various infections that would seem to heal. He had been sick for a couple of days when he took a turn for the worse on 1st Feb. From then on it was like dominoes falling with his liver failing and then infections and a bleeding ulcer that was a surprise. It all happened so fast that we are still in shock. I was married to Andrew for 29 years and we have two kids - 12 and 10. We are all finding this so hard.

Comment by lonecougar on March 10, 2019 at 7:43pm

My dear wife of 37 years Susan passed away on January 25 at 12:00 PM exactly. After two years of fighting a rare cancer it was a bittersweet ending. She left the house with a smile on her face so I know she is in a better place. I am left with the trauma of her last three days on earth. I can't think about those last days without stopping in my tracks and breaking into tears. I feel as though half of my soul was ripped away and I'm afraid that I might not be able to recover it. Day by day.

Comment by ThisNewLife on February 19, 2019 at 3:55pm

I lost my dear, adventurous husband (37) on 10 February 2019 in a tragic hiking accident in the White Mountains. He was a risk taker and avid sportsman. I'm left with an international move back home to Australia and a 3.5-year-old son who keeps asking when Pappi is going to get better. He knows the truth, just cannot process it. We lost our second pregnancy only a week before my husband died, so the loss in my life is so great right now. I'm just trying to breathe through every minute

Comment by BillDrums on February 17, 2019 at 2:17pm

I lost my Cyndi to a heart attack at work on 12/5/18. She left for work in the morning (she was a school teacher) and I never got to speak with her again. I spent the day in the hospital watching her die.

I read the comments on this site and I find myself weeping for all of us. The pain and the sense of being lost is overwhelming.  A "good day" is when I don't spend half of the day sobbing out loud.

I feel for all of you. Somehow we will get through this. 

Comment by BuffaloGal on February 15, 2019 at 2:41pm

Hi there.  I hope I am posting this correctly.  Not sure how to navigate the site yet.  I am new to this site and this community.  My dearest husband, Michael, passed away suddenly on January 29, 2019 after falling on the ice.  He landed on his head and suffered two skull fractures and a devastating brain bleed.  He had been on Coumadin since age 19 which just made the hemorrhage worse.  This all just seems like a terrible nightmare.  I never got to say goodbye as he was comatose when he got to the hospital and never regained consciousness.  Mike was our Superman, surviving a congenital heart defect, three open heart surgeries and 15 other major surgeries. I knew it would never be his heart that he would die from because his heart was just too huge.  We were married 29 years and together for 35.  I know this is so new but I am just totally lost without him.

 

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