"Nearing my three year anniversary. First time at this site in a long time. I stepped away when I simply felt I no longer needed the outlet. Well surprise surprise, my three year is not what I expected. I expected to cruise through, and I was wrong.…"
i will be 17 months into my journey without rich on marrch 14th. im sorry this has happened to you, it is the worst thing iv ever felt. there is hope though. if someone had told me that 17 months ago, i would have looked at them like they…"
"i dont think we ever truely move on...i like to think more of it as intergrating it into my new life. richard will always have his place for me. i dont think that can change. but my life feels right when i surroundd myself with people who respect…"
"Checking in. Febb 14th will be 16 months out. I started dating 3 wks ago. (Lots of encouragement since im rather young at 27) i didnt dxpect anything, but this guy really seems to like me. I like him too but im coming across so many confusing things…"
"Just an update for all. I was at 15 months on jan 14th. I went out on myy first real date in nearly 3 years last night. (This is something that my departed loves mother was so excited for-as were others-im one of the young ones on this site at age…"
"I would encourage therapy as well. I started at just 3 months out. And continued sporatically until now (15 mon.) It has helpedtremendously. One thing though-make sure u like the therapist. If you dont mesh after a session or two-try someone else,…"
"One thing I try to remind myself, is while I truly believe that Richard was my soulmate, his spirit (if you believe in a spiritual side, as I do) had its own individual journey, separate from my own. while hard to believe, you realize that we…"
"Gabby56. I hear u. I had richard in my life a whopping 16 months. So many things left unsaid. So much unnfinished business. We had grown so much, but had so much to do. The truth is, the universe had another plan for him and i. It takes a long time…"
"Jule627. Absolutely normal. True deep grief is not at all linear. I am 15 months in as of tomorrow. I have had many set backs. This weekend was hard.it comes in waves, like the ocean. some days are quiet, others a storm rages. You must channel your…"
"Hey guys, just checking in. I have been in a weird place lately. Trying so hard to move forward, yet im not sure what else i can,do. I am one of the very young ones here. (27) and the prospect of a new relationship seem highly possible. But i dont…"
"im sitting here 13 months and 2 days out, and just needed to vent. ever since leading to the anniversary, his bday and holidays, I have truly just been blocking all my emotions. I was so tired of being sad, so tired of crying. Today I exploded a…"
"Just wanted to vent, and well i know im safe here. Here i am, one year 12 days later...and most days my grief sits in a box. I still feel like a shell of my former self. Continuing to do what i feel is expected of me. The only thing that has kept me…"
"So i made it past myy one yr. Nov 14th. The day itself was ok. Days surrounding, hard. I find myself working very hard to control my thoughs, not reliving all of the heartbreak of last year. While the reminders of what and who is gone are…"
"I too will am nearing my one yr mark on thursday. But i will always remember that it was a wednesday. Because said my last goodbye to richard thursday night. We went out for chicken wings and yogurt. Who would have thought. I had no warning. No true…"
im sorry you have had this experience. What his mother is doing-is not normal, and no kind. I fortunately have a had an opposite experience than u, regarding my loves mother, who has now become like my mother (also since my own is not…"
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