"-I have the same sister in law that wanted all the attention. I was shut out from my husband's memorial and she actually had the nerve to try to steal his ashes from me. I was hurt at the time of his death and in the hospital so I signed a form…"
I hope you have a wonderful trip. It sounds great that you'll be treating yourself to this trip. Will you keep us posted on this? I am traveling for the first time in November since my husband's death in June 2011 and to a place…"
"It does get easier. I'm at 14 months and everyday gets easier but I still have moments. I didn't want to live either and my husband took his own life after hurting me and although pain is here, I'm grateful to be alive. I too have to…"
"I've needed to find words of comfort and my first year was so hard and it does get easier, not better, just easier as the months pass. Here's a quote from Rose Kennedy that I'd like to share because to me it's a little comforting…"
"Bonnie and KSGAL - I'm so sorry to hear that you've been in this position twice. Can I ask you, how do you find the strength to endure it? I ask because I'm only 44 and although I say I never want to marry again, it may happen and I…"
"Dianna489 I hope for those signs every day. I mentioned before my sister in law asking for a sign like a dime and finding it and believing it was from my husband, her brother. Yesterday in the mail for the first time in my whole life, I received a…"
It's been 14 months for me and I still haven't had a dream either but his sister has. She asked him to send a sign, something like a dime and the next day she found one. The other day in the laundry, I found just a dime and I took…"
You are so right and grieving and getting thru is a process unique to each of us. If you're ready, good for you. You've given me inspiration. I'm 44 and it's been 14 mos for me. My husband decided to end his own life, I did…"
"I think we are young. I was 43 ad could not believe it was possible to be a widow at that age. When I fill out patient forms at the doctor's, it feels so strange to check the W. Not middle aged, I hope! I miss my husband but I'm not ready…"
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