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I lost my husband of 25 years on August 4, 2016. I am hoping to speak with other gay male widowers, or family/friends of such. Thank you.

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At 6:59pm on August 31, 2016, Dan said…

Hi Craig,
Thanks again for your call. It really did mean a lot. I know we can help each other through this. Call me anytime you need to talk.
I realized I did not give you advise on picking up Brian's ashes. When you do go have a friend or family member drive you-don't be alone if at all possible. Also, I thought keeping Fred in the bedroom was a good idea, I found out it was actually somewhat strange. The first night I felt very weird so I did talk to him (I have talked to him several times) and let him know he had to stay in the dining room, which is where he'll be until Hawaii and NY. Everything has been good since. I wrote Fred an anniversary card on the 23rd, it is by his urn. Sort of an interesting story. On our first date we took our dogs to the mountains then went to a restaurant called Tasha's Hacienda for dinner. It has long since closed but recently the building opened as a gay bar. The Denver Wrangler moved from their old location to that very building. I knew I had to go on the 23rd, our anniversary. I sat at the bar, had a beer, and remembered our first date in that very same building. I went so far as to text him, I still have his phone activated. I do feel his presence, as I am sure you do Brian's. They're with us.
I know we'll both make it through this OK. Life has changed for both of us, and we'll figure out how to deal with that change. I know Fred is never coming home, I just need to learn to accept that.
You're in my thoughts, my friend. Take care, and talk to you soon.

At 3:27pm on August 30, 2016, Dan said…

Hello Craig,
Just checking in to see how you're doing. Hope you're doing OK.

At 7:00pm on August 29, 2016, Dan said…

Hi Craig,
Rest assured you have people to lean on here, including me. We'll help each other through this.
Please take care-one step at a time-one day at a time.

At 9:04pm on August 28, 2016, Dan said…

Hello Craiger,
Thank you so much for reaching out to me. I am so sorry for your lose-I know the pain is unbearable. I know with time that pain will ease-we'll both learn how to deal with our loses.
Let's keep in touch. I know we can help each other through this painful time.
Yours truly,

At 3:06pm on August 21, 2016, Dianne in Nevada said…

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

Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Ask here!  You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place.

Be sure to check out the HOME page for the latest news.  I look forward to getting to know you here in Widville.


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