"Hello all its been six weeks since Owen passed away. I've just about finished the paperwork from his estate and have had nothing but help from all those i have had to deal with (i'm in Australia) My councellors have been so helpful in…"
"ShirleyB thank you for sharing, I fell the same as you. Right after he died I thought that I might have those 40+ years alone and it took my breath away. I too struggle to find comfort in remembering him healthy and strong, looking at…"
"Dear Kimmy, thank you for your words, they speak deeply to me too. I am sorry for your loss. My husband died of cancer in May, so it's been almost 6 months. I still cannot believe it and cry a lot. But I too know I have to continue, live my…"
"Ive just picked up my husbands death certificate - wow another reality check that im on my own forever im now listening to UB40 one of his favourite bands and crying my eyes out. Like insideLove i have two counsellors i see one mental health…"
"I have started seeing a wellness councillor who is helping me understand the bigger picture. I am by no means religious but find her so comforting to talk to i feel safe with her and cry for the whole time im there. She is helping me learn to be…"
"Yes, ShirleyB, it feels surreal to me too. I cry a lot. I'm kind of amazed how much I can cry! I do think that this great grief is the price I am having to pay for the great love I had. And while I would never in a…"
"I, too, knew my husband was not going to survive, and yet the end took me by surprise. I find myself obsessively reliving the last day (that I didn't know was going to be his last) over and over in my mind: Would I have done…"
"All you wonderful ladies sharing your story i am so grateful to not be sitting here with my thoughts going round in my head, i started a journel to put my thoughts on paper and im finding that really helps me. I knew my husband was not going to…"
"NancyD I so agree with you...trying to remember them as strong able bodied men, not sick and having trouble breathing and simply no longer looking like they did while healthy. I struggle with that still. When I remember John strong and healthy…"
"I think I may only have "better words to share" because I'm five months out and you are only two weeks, Optimisticrealist. I was trying to really remember where I was at two weeks out and how the Summer was a blur. And I…"
"I am so sorry for your loss. My husband Frank died a month ago after a 14 month battle with stomach cancer. For me too the sadness is overwhelming. I told a friend yesterday that "each day I wake up to a big bowl of sad…"
"Hi guys im so grateful to you both for replying. Owens battle was 9 months and he was 53. Gosh how many tears are shed each day and how many minutes of each day are they missed . Family all lives interstate and friends well you cant aannoy them…"
It's been just over two weeks for me. My Bill's battle with cancer was only two months long and he was only 49. The family and I are, in a way, still trying to figure out what the hell just happened. Not denial, just shock, I…"
"Hello. I first want to express my sincere condolences for your loss. I, too, lost my husband to cancer. He was 49 years old and we fought for 21 months. John died on May 24th of this year. 142 days ago. The gut wrenching…"
"Just thought you might be interested in this:
Soaring Spirits International has partnered with First Light Widowed Association, an organization for widowed people in Australia, to provide a private forum for our Aussie widows to connect. In…"
Soaring Spirits International has partnered with First Light Widowed Association, an organization for widowed people in Australia, to provide a private forum for our Aussie widows to connect. In addition to this online community, First Light hosts local catch ups throughout the country and is working with Soaring Spirits to bring Camp Widow to Australia in the future.
Welcome to Widville, Kimmy. I am truly sorry for your loss, and hope you find caring support and friendship here.
Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Ask here! You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place. I look forward to getting to know you here in Widville. Take care of yourself.