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Comment by Dusty on September 23, 2014 at 5:28am

I have been reading everyone husband passed in 2012 but I keep connected t 2011 so I can see what is ahead....I am sorry but I don't feel encouraged...I was hoping it would get a little easier but doesn't seem like it.  I am at 2 1/2 yrs and I was better the first year than I am now...I was at least functioning, now I have to force myself to go and do but that kind of takes any fun out of it....sorry I am so down tonite...

Comment by Gordy's widow on September 22, 2014 at 2:15pm

JS 352, you are so lucky to have such loving young folks in your family....they do make things better..... maybe not perfect but better... I relish the times I get to spend with my nieces and nephews...

Comment by Gordy's widow on September 22, 2014 at 1:26pm

hang in there slick tomorrow will be a better day it just has to be! 

Comment by Gail on September 22, 2014 at 12:40pm
I just received a card that read "I know you need to get through this on your own, in your own way...."

I can't "get through this". This is something I'll be living with the rest of my life. It's insulting! Grief isn't something you get through. I wish I could get through it and arrive on the other side feeling like I used to. That's impossible!

I just can't stand it anymore! Right now I am annoyed with most people. Good thing I'm home from work with my two dogs and don't have to deal with anyone or I think I'd scream!

Thanks for letting me vent!
Comment by Sharmann on September 22, 2014 at 5:43am
and then they seem surprised when I have a meltdown. I feel like these decisions I need to make, should I retire, should I sell the house, should I move closer to family, are all discussions I should be having with Steve.
Comment by Sharmann on September 22, 2014 at 5:26am
Hi Al. It's been a while since I have posted, but I have been reading some of your comments and can so totally relate. I feel that I am at a crossroads and just don't know which way to turn. I'm getting ready for work right now and all I want to do is stay in bed. I am finding that I just don't want to be with anyone or do anything. I'm sure on the outside it looks as though eepverythingnis fine, but I am so sad all the time. And I know it is related to being alone. I was on some family vacations in august and really enjoyed being around folks. Now that I'm home in this big empty house, I hate it. I'm going to,talk yo a realtor and I am pretty close to retiring, but then what?
Comment by Gordy's widow on September 21, 2014 at 12:42pm

dear Gail & slick, in the beginning of the summer I told my mil that we were going to say yes to every invitation got invited to a "new" neighbors kids grad july I think it was. She thought we maybe wouldn't go becuase we didn't kn ow them that well. I said no we are going and glad we did... while in Boston my sil invited me to go to her neighbors for dinner as  my brother wanted to stay home I didn't know  a soul ..... it was hard it felt weird... mostly all couples... I ate and stayed for a little while to chat.....  later my sil told me she was surprised  I went .... and was proud I did... 

Not any invites or dates still not looking but trying to do more on my own...

Comment by t2 on September 20, 2014 at 8:33pm
Email me.
Comment by smit09 on September 20, 2014 at 8:30pm


its coming up to 3 years for me as well, and it seems impossible to avoid.


Comment by Barry on September 20, 2014 at 8:10pm

thank you. Risa had a fear of being forgotten. But everytime i see my grand Vivi i see her.She is 2 goimg on 22. She is the little love of my life


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