"My mom didn't say it directly to me, but told my grandmother that she knows what it is like to "lose" a husband. They divorced years ago when she left him (and her children) for another man. Ummmm....no, not the same at all. I…"
"I have only had two dreams with Jimmy in them and I guess I'm a little surprised there haven't been more. The first was shortly after he died. I dreamed we were in the car with my oldest son, driving home from the hospital. Jimmy was…"
"A few months after Jimmy died, my mom called me and during the course of the conversation was telling me how she had been talking about Jimmy to a friend. She said "I don't know how it is for you, but I'm just now getting to where I…"
For those widowed suddenly or unexpectedly by any cause. The complementary group is "Long term illness." Yes, you may join both.We now have a "Suddenly widowed" discussion in the PERENNIAL main forum. Q's? Widville@gmail.comSee More
"My husband and I were really close friends with another couple. When we were younger the men used to joke (sorry if this seems crude) that if anything either happened to one of them, they didn't want to be buried, they just wanted the…"
"My husband took a job where he traveled to the other side of the state for work and was only home on weekends. It was only supposed to be for a short time. As it extended longer and longer, we talked about moving so that we could be together as a…"
"I'm not really sure that I am very helpful because I have some areas of my life that I'm able to stay mostly on top of, but I have many things that just don't get done. I do know that as I am getting further out, the amount of…"
"I think if YOU like it, that is all that counts. Those first few Christmas' are hard enough, you need to do it in a way that works for your family. I like it myself. It was very hard for me that first christmas to decide how to sign the…"
"Absolutely, I have experienced it. I spent the first year or so crying all the way to work and all the way home. I felt sorry for the teenage boys I was carpooling, but the car seems to be the place where I can't turn off my thoughts.…"
Hi Catherine, please have a look around and join any discussions or groups that look like they may interest you ... and just know that we are here if you need to offload, it's a safe place where you won't be judged :-)