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LP
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  • Cambridge
  • United Kingdom
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LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Long-Term Illness
"Hi Rebekah, I know that book, it’s really good. There are quite a few books out there for young widows. It must be difficult to have to deal with other people’s shock. I was 58 when my husband died, and people were still shocked that I…"
Jul 28
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Dreams can be very vivid when you’re in crisis. One of my early widowhood dreams felt so real: my husband got up off the sofa and walked towards an open door into bright light, turned to smile at me and say he was now better ( he had been…"
Jun 16
DebiT replied to LP's discussion Sunday Blues in the group Born in the 50s
"I too moved, to be close to my son and grandkids, which is fine.  But I can’t / don’t want to be there every day, and it is not easy to meet people right now.  Today is even worse where I live because it is crazy hot,, so…"
Jun 9
Estragon replied to LP's discussion Sunday Blues in the group Born in the 50s
"I can totally relate to the days running together.  Sunday was kind of special though as we had a sort of ritual of listening to a radio show and brunch in the morning, an easy, comfy day together reading or whatever, then a nice dinner. …"
Apr 19
KJPE replied to LP's discussion Sunday Blues in the group Born in the 50s
"I feel the same, except on Friday after work/evening.  This used to mean the beginning of a fun weekend with Greg - we would almost always have plans with friends, to go to the movies, or sharing dinner.  The contrast between then &…"
Apr 15
chef (John) replied to LP's discussion Sunday Blues in the group Born in the 50s
"Weekends were really tough at the beginning, but not so much almost nine years later. Now that most of us are quarantined, it's understandable that negative feelings will come and gnaw at us. We should make the most of our ability to…"
Apr 12
that1chick replied to LP's discussion Sunday Blues in the group Born in the 50s
"I didn’t associate how Im feeling to Sunday’s or weekends, it makes sense —I don’t hear from the few friends I have on the weekends. For me, the days have started running together. I hope I’m not jumping around too much…"
Apr 12
Melissa replied to LP's discussion Sunday Blues in the group Born in the 50s
"As I was trying to go to sleep last night, I was thinking about posting something like this here today. Sundays have been the hardest since my first week as a widow. We weren't church-goers, but the weekends were always the most fun. When the…"
Apr 12
riet replied to LP's discussion Sunday Blues in the group Born in the 50s
"Sundays are the worst. Loneliness bites worse than usual. Why? Because it is family day. Neighbors and friends are with their relatives. They are having a nice day. just like we used to. But that's all over. Only memories and sadness.And now…"
Apr 12
Ultra2015 replied to LP's discussion Sunday Blues in the group Born in the 50s
"Always. San had such a great faith and I have always admired that. I struggle to have the child like faith she had. I go to our church (virtually now) each week and volunteer there because it makes me feel closer to her but the loss and sadness is…"
Apr 12
Riskybiz replied to LP's discussion Sunday Blues in the group Born in the 50s
"I also hate Sundays, Saturdays too. The week days are bad enough, Saturdays are bad, Sundays the worst.  He's been gone almost four months, and I am so unhappy.  How do you let go of almost 50 years?  What's the point? …"
Apr 12
LP added a discussion to the group Born in the 50s
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Sunday Blues

i always feel saddest on Sundays. I think that it signals the beginning of another week without C. And it takes me farther into the future, which means farther away from the time when he was with me. When my stepdaughter and grandsons visit on a weekend, Sunday is also the day they leave, and that’s another loss. A double whammy- the Sunday Blues.Anyone else?See More
Apr 12
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I was going to do the quiz, but my answers would be exactly the same as Tess’. Good answers, Tess, except I would choose an RV over a sailboat as o can’t swim and love mountains. "
Apr 1
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Like many of you, I now live on my own (well, not entirely - with dog and cat). Since it's unlikely that I would infect any family, I volunteered with a local palliative care hospice. I had my first session yesterday, and it was overwhelmingly…"
Apr 1
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Long-Term Illness
"DIVA70, I too was a carer for my husband. He developed Multiple System Atrophy (like Motor Neurone) which gradually paralysed him totally. It hurt him to see me become his carer, but it was a privilege - I couldn't bear the thought of anyone…"
Mar 28
LP commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"By the way, I challenge anyone to watch the final episode of The Good Place and not cry. Its beautiful and very comforting to people like us."
Mar 28

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I lost my husband of 23 years to Multiple System Atrophy. I cared for him at home for three years. He died at home next to me.

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At 3:21am on June 2, 2018, Patience said…


Welcome to Widville, LP.  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? Click the "help" link at the top of page. You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. And the "chat room" is open 24/7.
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.

 
 
 

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