"Melissa I used to get upset when people who I knew well suggested I move on. I no longer let it upset me. I realize they mean well, they really do not understand. Bob and I traveled and I do continue to travel solo. Of course it is not the same. At…"
"I have not done this, but I have several friends who did it with Princess Cruiselines. They were satisfied with their choice. I don’t know the details. I think the best thing to do is to call the cruise line to find out their procedures. Peace…"
"I agree with you. I have found even the most caring people do not understand. Bob has been gone over 6 years and I still feel the pain, but I don’t share these feelings with anyone else. Some people have suggested that I should move on and try…"
"Hi Sheryl, I lost Bob over 6 years ago. We had traveled for many years. I thought I could never travel on my own. My sons encouraged me to do it. I live in south Florida close to cruise ports, so it is very easy for me to cruise. I miss Bob and I…"
"I meet people in person by joining activities that interest me. I think meeting people online can be dangerous. Some people might have good experiences but I have read about people being taken advantage of. A lot of widowed people are lonely and the…"
"Hope, I am glad you are going to activities. In my case I went to the Y, where I met people who told me about other activities. I have not gone into the chat room Hopefully someone else can answer your questions about the chat room. Peace to all."
"Hope it is a lonely road. I am 80, live alone, in good health, belong to 3 social groups and I have good relationships with my small family, but at times I feel lonely. This morning I woke up feeling depressed. Today would have been our 59th wedding…"
"Rich, all the time. Every night when I go to bed I put on a CD we both enjoyed. Most of the time it is a good experience, but sometimes I find it painful that Bob is no longer here. I I feel fortunate that we had a good life together, but after 6…"
"Respect is the correct word for relationships. I have always lived in a multicultural environment since I was a child. I think it is important to understand that other people might have different views than I have. I have treated my sons as adults…"
"My parents interfered in other peoples lives and it seemed to me they were always in a turmoil. My mother-in-law never interfered in our lives and led a peaceful life. I decided a long time ago that that was a good way to live. You cannot change…"
"The best way to have good relationships is not criticize or interfere in other peoples life, even if they are your children. Sometimes I think my sons should make different choices, but I keep my opinions to myself unless they ask for my advice.…"
"Cat I agree with you about men in our age group looking to meet someone. In my experience most of them want someone to take care of them. I was a caretaker for Bob for years and I could never go through that experience again. I have helped people…"
"Athena, I feel exactly the same as you do. When Bob died I was relieved that he was no longer suffering, while feeling the grief of losing him. We were married almost 53 years and had a good life until he started to slide downhill with several…"
"Suzanne, I am 80 lost my husband 6 years ago. I go to social events alone. I find it is better than always sitting alone at home. Try getting involved in things that you enjoy. I find most people in our age range seek to make new friends. I joined a…"
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