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At 5:06pm on March 20, 2013, Janice said…

kathy, you break my heart.  I know exactly where you are.  it is so good that your daughter is moving to be near you!  are you working at all?  retired?  finding a way to get out of the house?  I remember going to my book club two weeks after harmon died, going back to my trivia group, and soon after starting to play cards and mah jongg with some ladies here.  it really helped to have a place to go.  I was afraid that if I went back to houston to stay with my children i'd never be able to return home.  I wish I could give you a big hug.  you are not alone.  we are all here with you.

At 11:36am on March 20, 2013, Janice said…

hi, Kathy, i'm in Hayesville by the way.  I am so sorry you have lost your husband.  I think I was in a fog at that point in my widow journey----I hope you are taking care of yourself and doing what you need to do to survive.  after such a long marriage I am trying to discover who I am as a single person---I realize I say that a lot but I mean every word.  I am trying not to hide---even though I still have days where I stay in my pajamas and don't shower---but trying to get out and make new friends.  my children are still in texas---we moved here only 7 months before my husband died---but I don't like it and don't want to move back because it feels like moving would be giving up.  what about you?  thinking about going  back to nj?  why did you move to north Carolina?

At 3:49am on March 18, 2013, feelinglonely said…

Kathy--I am sorry for your loss.  I thought when I lost my mom in 2005 and my dad in 2006 that nothing could be worse--but, the loss of my husband in 2010 really did me in.  I feel like an orphan.  You are not alone--this is a great place to put your feelings out there--we all understand.

At 12:10pm on February 24, 2013, wannabmartha said…

So sorry for the reason that you’re here but glad you’ve joined us. You’ll find insight, understanding and support here at Widowed Village. We’re traveling the same road together some further down the road than others.  Join a group when you’re ready to get better connected. Participate in a forum and/or chat anytime. If you have questions, feel free to ask. There is always someone around willing to help.


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