"I don't think NoLonger meant it that way. I think she was empathising and just describing her own feelings in the same situation. I too feel resentment - not a pretty part of my character, but I think this is what this forum is for - expressing…"
"Loved the series After Life. The scene where Tony looks into the hospital room where his wife died - you can see him mentally reliving it just by the expression in his eyes. Very true rendering of our experiences, warts and all.
"That’s so true- friendships change because we have been through a life-changing experience through which there is no going back. Some friendships are strong and deep enough to survive, but others aren’t. I found what…"
"I wonder if perhaps we get too wedded to traditions for their own sake. Tekwriter, if you and your sons don’t feel like ‘celebrating’ Xmas, that’s not sad, just different from how life used to be. I’m coming to believe…"
"Nothing is too whiny for us..this is place to let it all out, because, honestly, where else can we?
a son’s wedding without your husband sounds really tough! With these kinds of family things, I find it helps to talk to my husband in my head-…"
"A peaceful birthday, Riet. Treat yourself as your beloved would have done.
Chris and I used to do ballroom dancing years ago. His disease slowly robbed him of the ability to move, so dancing with him was one of the things I gradually lost, along…"
"The house problem is a difficult one. I’m very lucky in some senses. Before Chris got ill, we downsized and designed and built a small one-two bedroom house within the gardens of our old house (we owned a couple of acres of woodland and split…"
"Thanks, Susan. You put it exactly into words when you say that your Ed was the constant backdrop to everything. So was my Chris - I was happy in doing things because he was there. I would take trips for work to far flung places…"
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.