"I am so sorry to hear this. As if we need anything else with what we are going through. I can only tell you that as many of you have stated, you have to live your life and try not to let their thoughts and actions affect you. I know how hard that is…"
"Thank you Prissy, I just wanted to give a little hope. I like the way you said it and how Catapan puts it, but there is improvement. I also try to keep in mind that I know Joni (my late wife) would want me to move forward and enjoy life. I agree it…"
"I do not want to minimize what anyone is feeling, but I do want to give some hope. My wife of 26 years passed away in May of 2016. As with many of you she was my best friend, my confidant, cheerleader and we did everything together. For many months…"
"I rarely post but so appreciate what so many of you post, they so well encompass my feelings. It truly is like a roller coaster isn't it? After 9 moths I think I am doing a little better, but then comes the unexpected blow.…"
"Thank you for your kind words. You are correct about our bodies, or subconscious, knowing, it has happened to me on a number of occasions and as I try to figure out why I feel so much worse I realize that there is a reason associated with my…"
"Hugs to you NoLongerInBergenJC, I cannot imagine those work days. I am fortunate in at least one regard, as a teacher I had nearly two months after my wife passed on to get ready to return to work. It was still difficult as I have to…"
"I don't have any great wisdom on this but this was another one of those things that the first time I had to fill one out I just started crying. For so long (26 years) I knew what to put. It's just another one of those things…"
"Nance63 I understand. The 9 month anniversary of my wife passing on was last week as well. I thought I was doing better after the holidays and valentines day but last week hit a little hard. I took my 7 year old to his first…"
"Very well said. I have said the very same thing to a few friends who have expressed their concern. I certainly do not want to get hurt but if I am surviving the worst pain I can imagine in losing the love of my life then I do feel like I…"
"Thank you Mary H. Please do report back with what they say at the seminar. I tend to be very suspicious, but then again I owned my own business for many years and there were a lot of folks out there just trying to take you for a ride.…"
"Elaine and Debz thank you for sharing. I haven't been on here for a few months. At the end of the year I decided I had to see what was out there. I have been on match for a few months and find the same thing you describe only from women. I…"
"I rarely post on this site but wanted to let you know that I think you are 100% correct in what all of you have said, that this is a result of the grief we all are experiencing. It has been a little over 8 months for me and I have struggled…"
"Mark, that is so awesome! It puts so many things in the right perspective. Next week is 5 months for me and I have tears in my eyes as I read your post because that is exactly what I am trying to do...move forward as I know my wife would…"
"Thank you Sherry for the kind comments. Someone asked for book recommendations the best one I have read is C S Lewis's book A Grief Observed. I will try to find some of the others I have read but that was by far the best, he eloquently summed…"
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