"Well, it happened to me already- 8 months after my husband's death I got the first "So, are you dating again?" question. Weird thing is, it came from my financial advisor. He's a nice guy, lives halfway across the…"
"You should be able to get good results from just going to SS. I went there the Monday before Thanksgiving and they had signs up saying you might want to go on-line because it would be a short, busy week in the office. I waited and the…"
"This was timely- although a former HS classmate who's a social worker also posted it on FB. He lost his first wife early, remarried a younger woman and now has a couple of school-age kids. He's 64!
This weekend a guy I knew in…"
"Surprising how many of us lost husbands to the same disease. I guess Ron and I were lucky in that he wasn't a candidate for anything other than Vidaza, and one round of that did no good. He was 78 and his body was already weak and…"
"You can't second-guess yourself. I still hang out on the Acute Myeloid Leukemia page on FaceBook and Stem Cell transplants seem to be the only hope for something close to a cure. Unfortunately, the success rate is pretty low and the…"
"Barzan, I had plenty of practice traveling alone before and during the marriage- I traveled on business and frequently had a weekend day (or a whole weekend) to myself in cities such as Delhi, Bangalore, London, Brussels, Munich, Zurich-- a fun…"
"Barzan, I also traveled with DH to many wonderful places. I made a slideshow with pictures of us in various places and had it running in the church narthex (lobby) after his funeral!
Yes, you can still share stories even if your…"
"I know what you mean, NolongerinBergen. When my husband and I lived in Bergen County we never went into NYC- too much traffic, too much time, too expensive. We moved to a KC suburb and did a lot more- we could go to a concert in a…"
"You may not need to over-think it, Susan. I retired one week after I called DH and said, "I think I'm going to quit my job on Monday". Finding things to do was not an issue. I signed up for a Geology class at the…"
"evadiva, I hope not! I lost my husband last year; I'm 64. We were homebodies, too, to a certain extent- rarely entertained, didn't go out to eat, didn't do things with other couples. In some ways, that last part was…"
"Very pretty- I'd never heard of a mourning ring before other than the ones I'd seen in museums containing hair of the loved one woven into designs. What are the stones- onyx, hematite or something else?"
"One thing that occurred to me is that I could do what I did with the eternity band from my first marriage- I had it made into half-hoop earrings and was happy with the result. I could do that with DH's wedding band, mine, or both. …"
"I lost my mother the month before my husband died. Both were expected but the last half of 2016 was pretty weird. Mom was 85 and I knew no one lasts forever on this earth. Fortunately, my Dad is still alive and I talk to him…"
"Absolutely not! Look what we lost. Our loved one is irreplaceable but at least to me, it feels better to interact with other humans, especially people I've known for a long time. And I miss hugs. Not the chaste side-hugs of…"
"Thanks for this, Leeky- a lot of it really resonates with me. I didn't have the long goodbye you had, but it was clear that my husband Ron was failing fast in the last year or so, and he'd been diagnosed 10 years earlier with a…"
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