"So, I guess I'm in Year 3 now. What's been different for you in Year 3? So far, I am trying to declutter, have made an infinetessimal dent in handling Al's stuff. I managed to find some videos and books and paperwork to throw away,…"
"Nieta, the furry kids do their best to take care of me! The one who was "his" and would not allow herself to belong to any other, has taken me over, but still only on HER terms. MY boy is not too happy about the way she barges in and takes…"
"Nieta and Maggie, it was so helpful to hear from you and to see that someone else has faced a similar train of thought. It's hard to feel that people still need an explanation from me of who my husband was...and they really don't get it. I…"
"So today is the 2 Year Anniversary. I am at work, luckily it is a quiet day - because my head is not in it! It's raining outside. I have nothing planned for the day. Over the weekend I spent some time working on his room...rearranging a corner…"
"Flower, I am thinking about you and your wedding anniversary tomorrow. Do you have anything planned? October 9th is 2 years that my husband is gone. It's just another woek day for me. I am hoping to go on a Labyrinth Walk on Sunday, but it all…"
"Being alone now is hard. I know that I need more in my life than just work and coming home to be with my 2 cats. But I am so disappointed in my female friends and, being married, I didn't have any male friends. This whole grief process has…"
"I thought I was doing pretty good, in my own way. Until I talked to my brother-in-law last night. For some reason, the phone connection was acting up and we kept getting cut off. When we finally reconnected, he told me that he had called me and…"
"Glad to see you're still here, Terry! I was following your journey. I've made it through 1 3/4 years now. The acute pain is not so much, but the missing, the memories of everything are sometimes hard to manage. My life seems so alone and…"
"Thanks for your support, Hope! I try to be active but by the end of the week I often just don't have the energy or inclination. Time gets away from me and I "catch up" on the weekend. And anything extra, such as a trip out to see my…"
"Struggling with so many things right now - trying to care for my 95 yr old mom who lives 3 hrs away, being legally blind with an inoperable cataract that is aggravated by bright sunlight, financial stress as I discover that my salary will go down…"
"Terry and Flower, I am right there with you! I would love to be able to just go according to my own rhythm instead of trying to keep up with the rest of the world. And they soo don't get it! Everyone is so invested in you moving on according to…"