"A wave a sadness came over me tonight. The strikes in Syria for some reason just triggered bad memories from 9/11, which also made me think of all those I have lost. I have been taking care of my brother for the last year after he…"
"@Doug02122014 - Such a nice photo. The connection is always there, especially when you have children. I have not yet gone to see the movie "Coco", but I like the sentiment that we are connected to those who…"
"#dougn52 - I have met a couple of people who lost their spouses, and when we each found out the other was widowed, we could each talk about our experience without worry. One of the things that bothers me is too many times when I…"
"Dear Peanutbritt: So sorry for your pain. My first husband loved skiing, and also spent every weekend teaching skiing (although in the Poconos, not nearly as cool as Andora).
Keep coming here to read and post. Know you…"
"Doug- I do not think you are overreacting. Perhaps it is because we know of very bad outcomes with these type of situations.
Also, I know for myself after my first husband got cancer and then died, I became much less certain things…"
"Patience (Diane). I agree. This step-son is a Dr., so I guess he might be a good "target" for a scammer.
It just makes me mad to think I might have to deal with something that I believed was closed 15 years ago. When I…"
"I haven't told anyone else about this...don't want to, so decided to post here.
I was contacted (via facebook) by one of my former (?) step-children, the son of my first husband who died in 1990.
He said he was contacted by some…"
"Everyone - so well said. As someone in my grief group said "we were a team".
Not only do I miss having someone else do things, help me with things, I am now really missing the ENCOURAGEMENT for me to do things. It's…"
"@bandit - your comment about not socializing much is probably true for most of us. As Irish lady said, it took some time to find some friends from her grief group, and I am now doing the same. It took 2 years to finally "click"…"
"@NoLongerInBergenJC - I read an article that suggested writing a letter to the person who died, and then, writing a letter back to yourself from that person as you would imagine them to respond. I had never heard the 2nd part of that…"
"@springflowers2014 - I was a bit in your same situation (although I don't have children who were telling me to do so).
I have finally decided that for me, for now, what I really want are people to do things with. It has…"
"@springlowers2014 - Good question. I think the problem is "casual" dating, because the emotions can quickly take over and it is no longer casual. I believe there is a group on here which discusses dating, perhaps they have…"
Gary's wife, Hello there, welcome to WV. This is an awesome site, and the support is caring and loving. I joined in May and I am so glad I found it. It's been wonderful to talk to and get to know people who get "it". Have a blessed day.
Welcome to WV, I am sorry for your loss. I neeive over the next fews days and the succeeding weeks, you will come to appreciate this site like all the members here have always affirmed.
I am just about 2 weekS old in the site and it feels lilke I have known these beautiful companions on WV. Way to. Go. Post whatever issues that bother you on line and you can be sure that members with a wide range of experiences would respond to your queries. Cheers!
Welcome Gary'swife: I'm sorry for your loss 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"