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Donna J.
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  • Los Angeles, CA
  • United States
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camac left a comment for Donna J.
"Hi Donna, I am new to the group and still trying to learn how to use the site. I read your post about your husbands belongings and it hit home. My husband has been gone for 6 years and I have not removed a thing from his closet. For the first couple…"
Sunday
Donna J. commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 40s or Earlier
"Thank you to everyone who responded to my comments about my inability to give my husband’s things away.  I received some good suggestions and it makes me feel less alone to know that there are people out there feeling the same as I do.…"
Mar 14
tapevad left a comment for Donna J.
"Donna, I also cling to the idea he is coming back. The hole in my heart can’t ever be filled. I am now getting involved to help others to keep my mind off of self. My joy is helping and caring for others "
Mar 11
Donna J. commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 40s or Earlier
"My husband has been gone for little over a year and I still cannot give his clothes to the charities that I know can use them.  I keep trying and each time I dissolve into tears with the realization that deep inside of me in my own personal…"
Mar 11
Donna J. commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 40s or Earlier
"Greetings.  I was born on 9/11...1941. That pretty much tells you everything about my life.  My husband died after 48 years, after a long illness.  I pretty much hate being a widow. I have a rescue dog that had a difficult time being…"
Mar 9
Donna J. replied to Ozzy turtle's discussion I'm lost in the group Long-Term Illness
"Dear Ozzie Turtle. -  You are walking in a dream. It is the dream all of us, at one time or another have walked.  My husband died in 2017 after 48 years of marriage and I still buy things for him at the market, clip things I know…"
Mar 9
Donna J. replied to Snow's discussion Not like the Movies in the group Long-Term Illness
"Probably the longest three days of your life.  Nothing prepares us and I would not expect the physical ache to go away after three days. It has been six months for me and I still burst into tears at the oddest moments. We are not in a movie and…"
Feb 11, 2018
Donna J. replied to Snow's discussion Unexpected Emotions in the group Long-Term Illness
"My experience has been similar.  I think that admitting a death close to them makes people think of their own mortality.  It's not so much that they are thoughtless, they are fearful. I can almost visibly see married women pull away…"
Feb 11, 2018
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Feb 11, 2018
Patience left a comment for Donna J.
"Welcome to Widville, Donna J. I am truly sorry for your loss, and hope you find caring support and friendship here.Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Click the "help" link at the top of page. You can join the…"
Feb 9, 2018

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At 5:48pm on March 16, 2019, camac said…

Hi Donna,

I am new to the group and still trying to learn how to use the site. I read your post about your husbands belongings and it hit home. My husband has been gone for 6 years and I have not removed a thing from his closet. For the first couple of years, my kids would grab a sweater or a robe and wear it. My son, liked wearing his dad's shoes. When I felt the need to be close to him I wore one of his shirts or hoodies. I just can't bring myself to empty out his closet because I find it gives me comfort. 

At 7:22pm on March 11, 2019, tapevad said…

Donna, I also cling to the idea he is coming back. The hole in my heart can’t ever be filled. I am now getting involved to help others to keep my mind off of self. My joy is helping and caring for others 

At 7:23pm on February 9, 2018, Patience said…


Welcome to Widville, Donna J. I am truly sorry for your loss, and hope you find caring support and friendship here.
Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Click the "help" link at the top of page. 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. And the "chat room" is open 24/7.     I look forward to getting to know you here in Widville. Take care of yourself.

 
 
 

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