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FL Chick
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  • Bradenton, FL
  • United States
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This is my second time to be widowed...first was 5 years ago. The two experiences have been very different. This time I have a wider circle of "friends"...but some of their responses and reactions have been puzzling and hurtful. Don't I have a right to not be "myself" at this time?

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At 6:12am on November 6, 2013, Joyce said…

Welcome Fl Chick:  I'm sorry for both of your losses but I'm glad you found your way to this site. I hope you will find the same comfort and understanding here at Widowed Village that I have. In the beginning I just read the blogs and posts and lurked in chat. Post and join in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It" .   There is a also a group here for people who have had multiple losses.

At 6:42pm on November 3, 2013, Brucer said…

Hi FL Chick,

I am very sorry for your loss.  I hope you find this website helpful in this journey.

I can't imagine dealing with your second loss.  My heart goes out to you!

Friends and family at times do have their own expectations based on no experience whatsoever.  I usually tell them that they have no clue what I (or any other widow) am going through.   I'm fairly laid back but I have taken exception to some remarks made to me and proceeded to "educate" some folks (gently of course).  You have every right to be yourself!

I wish you all my best.


At 10:47am on November 3, 2013, LifesAJourney said…

FL Chick,

Welcome to Widowed Village.  I am very sorry for your loss, but pleased that you found us. You will find caring support and friendship here.

Here is 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 will find meaningful conversations taking place.  I look forward to getting to know you here in Widville.


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