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Claire
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  • New Orleans, LA
  • United States
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Dining Out

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Sep 30. 8 Replies

I took myself out for dinner this week.  I try to do this occasionally and would like to increase the frequency to regularly.  I typically go to a neighborhood restaurant here in NOLA.  They…Continue

Sorry For Your Loss TV Show

Started Sep 16 0 Replies

I watched this show last year and looking forward to this coming season.  Just wanted to share with anyone who has not heard of it.   It doesn't seem like grief is typically covered on TV.    I felt…Continue

 

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Claire replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"Alma, the description "grief is love with nowhere to go" seems very accurate. I am so sorry for your loss.  This is a club none of us wanted to join.  But it is a comfort to have this outlet.   "
Friday
Claire commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Athena53, thank you for sharing this information.  I'm going to check that group out. "
Oct 9
Claire commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"For the Thanksgiving holiday I'm going to volunteer at a mission that provides dinner for homeless. Christmas, I'm not sure about that yet. "
Oct 8
Claire commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Playing and romping are great for puppies.  But a structured walk also teaches them how to behave in a human led activity.  I fully expect dogs to interact differently with other dogs in comparison to how they interact with their…"
Oct 7
Claire commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"For starters I would not use food rewards until you can deal with the grabbing/biting issue.  You mention he's high strung/hyper, how much exercise does he get.  I'm a Big fan of the forced march walk for exercise.   …"
Oct 7
Claire replied to jlsrdh's discussion Anniversary Today in the group Born in the 50s
"jlsrdh, what you wrote to your dear husband is so sweet.   Thank you for sharing with us.   Claire "
Oct 5
Claire commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Riet, you are pushing thru and doing what needs to be done.   I'm sure your dear husband would be proud of you. "
Oct 2
Claire replied to Mary's discussion Just mad at the world today in the group Born in the 50s
"Mary, I tell people I'm getting used to the "new normal".  "
Oct 1
Claire replied to Mary's discussion Just mad at the world today in the group Born in the 50s
"I think we all have those "mad as hell and not going to take it anymore" days.  It's like everything just piles on and we can't take one more thing.  Grief is difficult.  Being alone sucks. We are all just doing…"
Oct 1
Mary replied to Claire's discussion Dining Out
"My current dogs aren't as perceptive as some of my former ones, but they do keep me moving some days when I'd rather not.  I'd be lost without them.  The house would be even emptier. "
Sep 30
Claire replied to Claire's discussion Dining Out
"Mary, I can't explain how much these dogs have helped me after Ardell's death. They check on me if I'm down. But also force me to get out and about for their needs.   One day at a time.  That's the only way I…"
Sep 30
Mary replied to Claire's discussion Dining Out
"Good for you, Claire.  Maybe some day I'll get to that point, but not yet.  I probably will never go back to the one or two places that we often went to.  BTW, love the greyhounds! "
Sep 30
Claire replied to Claire's discussion Dining Out
"Don, it is a struggle getting used to being alone. Much like everyone else in this group, I'm muddling thru somehow. Just trying to create a new normal.  "
Sep 30
Don replied to Claire's discussion Dining Out
"Eating out is very tough for me, I saw a meme online of an older gentleman eating alone with a picture of his wife on the table. Thats generally the only way I can do it, other than stopping for a slice of pizza. Eating in places that we would eat…"
Sep 30
pricytapestry replied to Claire's discussion Dining Out
"I started going out to eat around 6 months, usually Saturdays, places we went to often mostly and usually sit at the bar. Almost a year now and am going a few more places, not comfortable at a table alone yet."
Sep 29
Melissa replied to Claire's discussion Dining Out
"I take a good book with me when I go out. It's good to have little things we do for ourselves that help us feel, well, closer to normal at least."
Sep 29

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At 5:42am on September 12, 2019, Dianne in Nevada said…

Welcome to Widville, Claire. I'm so sorry for your loss, but pleased you found us. You’ll find caring support and friendship here.

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