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ImTheMarigold commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Shelley,  Last year was my first year marking his transition day. I took the day off work and a friend also took the day to spend with me. I was not sure what to expect, and the anticipation really was so much worse than the actual day. We…"
Oct 16
alwayssmilemichele replied to ImTheMarigold's discussion Ugh. Dating. in the group Widowed in 2016
"I lost my beloved husband of 27 years unexpectedly 2.5 years ago.  I started seeing someone about 4 months after Bob died.  It was very intense and short lived and I went through the mourning process for Bob double when that relationship…"
Oct 5
Miket replied to ImTheMarigold's discussion Ugh. Dating. in the group Widowed in 2016
"Just had my 41 wedding anniversary yesterday (alone). Second year of my wife’s passing in three more weeks. Before she passed she told me it was alright to go out and find someone else to make me happy. But I can’t. Nothing compares to…"
Oct 2
ImTheMarigold replied to Riley's discussion a good article in the group Widowed in 2016
"Thanks for sharing! :) "
Sep 6
ImTheMarigold added a discussion to the group Widowed in 2016

Ugh. Dating.

Coming up on two years in November. I just started to think I might want to try dating. I'm just so lonely and sad. Not what I expected for myself at 37 years old. I can't imagine anything ever being like what I had again but I can't go another day with this gaping hole in my heart. I went on a couple dates with someone and its all so confusing. I compare everything to what I lost. Has anyone started dating after their loss? Does it get any easier? Is it worth the hassle? So many mixed emotions…See More
Sep 6
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ImTheMarigold replied to Miket's discussion I am not ready for a new chapter yet in the group Widowed in 2016
"I am right there with you. Just stopped at 16 months, it just wasn't doing anything for me anymore. I don't know if I'll ever be ready either, but it does seem to be forced upon me whether I like it or not. Time is like that. Thinking…"
Mar 22
ImTheMarigold replied to Riley's discussion I feel like a dork in the group Widowed in 2016
"I don't have the three year old, but I'm 37 and was widowed in late 2016 as well. I don't fit in anywhere, and because we hadn't gotten married yet there are many who think I'm not a widow. Plus I'm young so I'll…"
Feb 18
ImTheMarigold replied to Riley's discussion I feel like a dork in the group Widowed in 2016
"I have a hard time with that too, but I had a hard time with it before Mark died as well. I felt like a weird loner, haha. I'd bring a book to read while I was out to eat. Now I try to minimize being around people or having to talk to people,…"
Feb 11
ImTheMarigold commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Sherry. I am just over a year now and I agree, it is getting harder. I just want the holidays to be over. I was so numb last year, just 6 weeks in, that this year feels like the first Christmas without him. I have not been doing as much as the…"
Dec 15, 2017
ImTheMarigold commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"LadyLipstick, I just passed the one year mark on Nov 15. I found that having some kind of structure helped. I went and stayed with a friend the night before through into the morning after, so I wasn't home alone. And she knew both of us and…"
Dec 1, 2017

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At 10:25am on January 11, 2017, Debbie said…

Thank you. I feel I bad for Tom because I know Jimmy's death destroyed him, he has no family and now he's battling cancer himself. I feel guilty for upsetting him with the picture and have been worried how it's affecting him. But he ripped out my heart by both what he tried to do and his horrible words. I want to support him because Jimmy wouldn't want him alone, but now that trust is gone, I don't know if I can. Thank you for understanding.

At 11:01pm on January 4, 2017, eliana said…

Welcome to Widville, ImTheMarigold. I am truly sorry for your loss, and hope you find caring support and friendship here.

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