"Athena53 - I've been wanting to go back to Hungary to visit family for several years but hate the thought of traveling alone. My friends don't have the money for the trip and the kids can't take 3 weeks off from work. So I…"
"WithoutJim - I could have written what you wrote. I really don't have any widow friends though. My friends are either attached, married or busy with their grown kids and grands. My son is very busy with his family and travels…"
"Mary, you hit the nail on the head. Those old ladies act like high school mean girls. Sad. You are better off checking out the local Meetups. There is a vast variety of interests they are dedicated to. I'm sure…"
"Susan - I retired 2 years ago and find things to do everyday. Like Athena, I volunteer and travel. I also have a home grown business that keeps me busy. If you can afford to do it, I strongly recommend it. But, if you love…"
"Hello Everyone, I am new to this group. I was born in mid-1949 so am cheating at bit. I am a survivor of loss for 6 years now having just passed the June 13 anniversary. This month has become my least favorite of the…"
"Alexandra - Wow! You are a strong lady. I drove from Denver to Santa Fe and thought I did great. But you drove thousands of miles that I know I would never have the bravery to do. Thankfully, our grief does not completely…"
"Hi Barzan...my name is Angela...everyone calls me Angel..going to give you one of my e-mail addresses ....if that's OK with you....that's how I communicate with 2 friends from here...it's so much easier then coming on the…"
"Shirlene - I find that I have to watch comedy shows, game shows, House Hunters and the like. Evenings have to stay away from things that I may carry to bed with me and keep me awake. I also have a pet that provides comfort and…"
"Yes, year 6 has been particularly hard. I think, for me, it may be the political climate and so many terrorist attacks lately that have added to it. It seems like we are dealing with so much beyond our personal grief that we are emotionally…"
"Mark99 - Very touched with your heartfelt piece and it made me reflect. My husband has been gone since the 13th of this month. We would have celebrated his 70th birthday this Saturday. We would have fulfilled our dream of selling…"
"It will be 6 years for me on the 13th of this month that my Barney has been gone. I miss him terribly but, if I were to meet a man that was a good guy and willing to have a good friendship, I'd consider it. No, I'd never…"
"It'll be 6 years on the 13th my Barney has been gone. The closer it gets, the more I relive the days building up to that last breath he took. it is becoming easier as the years roll on but missing him hasn't lessened…"
"John and Slick,
My 6 year anniversary is coming up on June 13th and dread it still. I have made it a ritual to drive down to Santa Fe, NM with a friend for a week during that time. I still have difficulty being a home on the…"
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I am recently retired from a very demanding profession and am still learning how to be retired. I keep busy with my jewelry designing, sewing and art. I will be volunteering at our history and science museum. I love the arts, gardening and travel.
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Hi Barzan...my name is Angela...everyone calls me Angel..going to give you one of my e-mail addresses ....if that's OK with you....that's how I communicate with 2 friends from here...it's so much easier then coming on the site....
[email protected].....please let's get aquainted and learn a little more about each other..
i am a widow much longer than u douhave children are they closewithuthathurtsidontknowhow olduare but thetimegoesby very quickly auditsashamewhenu are at odds with ur own flesh and blood cant go to him as i am worried he will start with me and at this point i just cant take it.im not retired as u have to work maybe that keeps me going but not haooyas i should be hope we can be friends.elaine
Welcome Barzan: I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you found your way to this site. I hope you will find the same comfort and understanding here at Widowed Village that I have. In the beginning I just read the blogs and posts and lurked in chat.You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Post and join in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It"