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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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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.
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!
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.