" Bergen...you said it perfectly to Roxi. That is exactly how I feel. Its like I split in two...the old married me and that life and my new life and I’m a whole new and different person, which in my case, I actually like better. My…"
"It’s different for everyone...this grief thing and so much depends on so many circumstances.
Some people have moved on in a year, or ten or never. You just adjust.
its been six years for me. I have moved and I did join a grief group…"
"I have no interest in dating or finding a new man. It makes life much easier and there’s no guarantee you wouldn’t become a caregiver or have to grieve a second time. And also I wouldn’t want to be a burden or cause stress in…"
"I use to love to travel and thankfully we did quite a bit in the US years back. Now I have lost the desire because I’d have to go alone and I only know one person who is willing and able, but she’s much younger and has 10 times my…"
"Six years here...
I’ve gone from shock, grief, grief, fear, grief, acceptance, grief, some resentment mixed with acceptance, a little more grief, more acceptance, resignation to now at 72...Killing time with some occasional moments of…"
"Bergen...we have some similarities...
Almost 6 years ago my husband died of brain cancer. We were very happy for 17 years, but after we retired and moved, things turned sour and it went on off and on for 11 more years. Old story that I’ve…"
thanks so much for that link. Beautifully written and I related to everything he said.
im at almost 6 years. I’ve been in a new home and state for 3 years now and have made a few good friends, keep busy and like the town and…"
Maggie, my husband's and my 35th anniversary is Oct 10. I know you and I will both be sharing some very sad thoughts that day. I am trying to be grateful for nearly 34 years with him but I will be tearful all day anyway and I know you will too. Do know I will be thinking of you too.
Thank you Maggie for your kind words and for friending me. Yes, it sure is tough being on your own. The aloneness is probably the hardest thing to deal with. One and a half years for you...that's a long time. At the minute, for me, three months seems like an eternity. Do hope you have some brighter days and look forward to connecting with you again. Sending you blessings ☼
Thanks for friending me. It is now 4 months since my husband died of lung cancer. It was a 1 1/2 long battle with his being in hospital for 10 months of it and driving everyday to visit. So at age 72 after spending 42 years together it is a struggle to push myself to find things outside the house as I am normally a reserved person and a homebody. It is good to see other people struggles and knowing I am not the only one finding it hard starting over.This site is a blessing.