"Oh dear LandL Linda , I just saw your post. My name is also Linda btw. Please go to your doctor for help ASAP. We all struggle, you are not alone. I’m just emerging from 5 years of depression with help from my doctor,…"
"The moving topic. This weekend will be 6 years since Bill passed. I’m still in the small side split we bought when we were first married. There are pros and cons to every decision. Some of my long time neighbours are there for me…"
"Dear Reit - Chef John is entirely correct. There Is no “normal “ for grieving, it is an individual as we are, and as our relationships were. I also have stopped seeing some “friends” and even a couple of particularly…"
"I worked 4 years after my husband’s death and retired almost 2 years ago. Thinking back I know I was in a fog for 2 years and never returned to my usual highly productive self at work. I guess I’m lucky they put up with me until I…"
"dear Reit , booktime Susan is correct, we all cope/heal at our own pace. There is no timeline, and we all have a different definition of what makes us feel we are able to continue on. September 1 will be 6 years widowed for me. I have made…"
"My husband Bill passed September 2013; our daughter married July 2016 and wore a locket with his picture in it. Her brother and I walked her down the aisle and we all felt Bill’s presence that day. It was the first truly happy occasion after…"
"Hello, I am writing to let you know that I was recently remarried. On June 22, 2019, I married my childhood crush. I have been absent from this site for a while because of medical reasons. I am now healthier, happier, and full of joy and I sincerely…"
"Ultra - best wishes for a smooth flight and good trip .
house - I’m in the house my DH and I bought on our first wedding anniversary 39 years ago. It was his happy place and I’m staying for now. It’s good and bad, seeing him…"
"Dear Susan; I’m sending hugs and warm wishes from Toronto Canada. Anniversaries are tough enough but surely amplified by illness. Please spend today caring for yourself to recover from pneumonia as quickly as possible. I hope…"
"I’m at 5 years and 9 months. My husband and I took only 2 overseas trips before he became ill because we were waiting for retirement together with no time/work constraints. It never happened and I have lost the urge to travel. I…"
"Dear Melissa, thanks for your sweet comments, this is my safe place too. And John, when we’ve lost our “one and only” true love we feel the loss forever. Not to say we haven’t built new roads but nothing will ever be the same…"
"Dear Wid-sisters and brothers: for me, the gift of this site/forum is the ability to share experiences of my life as a widow of 5.5 years without having to filter most of my utterances. For those of us widowed in our mid 50’s,…"
"Ultra2015 - I understand the vehicle connection so well. I bought my DH a Toyota RAV4 (I worked for Toyota) about a year before he became ill with AML leukaemia. He loved that vehicle so much. When he was ill I drove him almost daily to…"
"Tess, your mention of the freezer hit home with me. Last week at my daughter’s encouragement I cleaned out and unplugged the small chest freezer Bill and I bought when our kids were small and we needed it. I don’t need it now…"
"Ron, it was wine and pizza for me for 5 years and I gained 10 lbs each year. My husband was the main chef at home and I couldn’t face meal planning without him. Only now do I have the focus and energy to try to revive this person I no longer…"
Hello, I am writing to let you know that I was recently remarried. On June 22, 2019, I married my childhood crush. I have been absent from this site for a while because of medical reasons. I am now healthier, happier, and full of joy and I sincerely wish everyone here well as they embark on different adventures.
Welcome to Widville, CarLady. I am truly sorry for your loss, and hope you find caring support and friendship here.
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