"Susan, I'm not sure that I fight it at this point. My wife will have been gone three years come October 29. Luckily for me, our young adult children are still living at home. At first this was to "babysit" dad. Eventually they will…"
"Dear CelticLass, Yes - people can be boorish and say the craziest things to us. They have no understanding of the crushing pain and anguish that we suffer. Try to ignore them. I have friends who are encouraging me to move on. I listen to them and…"
"Dear CelticLass, you are very new to this grief; I'm glad that you found this site. My wife of 25 years died of a cardiac event almost three years ago. It seems incomprehensible that it's been that long. Over the years, I've read many…"
"cushty1, first, my condolences. It is good that you are here and please read thru our stories and write what you want to - it may help you and will likely help others. What you are feeling and experiencing is totally normal (but horrible). Right now…"
"A number of recent posts have mentioned words to the effect of, "Part of me died." I shared this a long time ago on this forum but I think it bears repeating because these words helped me in the early stages of grief. Maybe they will help…"
"The sudden loss of our loved ones is terrible. I've been away from this forum for a while and it's now been 2.5 years since the loss of my wife. She died of a heart attack right in front of me and our two young adult children. In the early…"
"Rainy, the words you wrote, "I don't see how any of us would live through this if our brains allowed the full brute force of grief to hit us all at once." These are so true. I think, as you do, that our brains are protecting us. In…"
"Shelley thanks for sharing that. I recently visited NYC (alone). Seeing the pools of water at the site of the world trade center towers was a moving experience for a number of reason, not the least of which was that those black pools with a huge,…"
"Shelley, sadly I think that is the way it goes. It's been 2.5 years for me since my wife passed. I miss her every single moment of the day. I'm constantly reminded that she's not here; it's like a big dark chasm that is open…"
"Dear Redwidow, my condolences. It is very good that you have found the WV. I hope that you find peace and helpful, understanding thoughts here. You are very new to this journey that we are all on. It is very hard. If you are experiencing a fog right…"
"PJE, I'm glad that you found WV. Sharing your story will help others and I hope that it also helps you. My wife died suddenly of a heart issue 2.5 years ago. As you say, true heart break. Please share what you feel comfortable sharing and read…"
"Dear Lost Izzie, I offer my condolences. Even though you have seen the passing of people in your line of work, I'm sure you are in a fog right now. If you are and if you don't have to, don't push it away. Looking back on the first…"
"EllenJ - My condolences. Although your reason for joining is terrible, know that this is a good forum for expressing yourself and for finding an online community of people who are on very similar paths. My wife died suddenly about 2.5 years ago.…"
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