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Maggie
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  • Winter Haven, FL
  • United States
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Maggie commented on lowrsr (Sherry)'s blog post Alternate Timelines
"It's odd that I saw this post because I don't ordinarily come here, but to just the groups I belong to. But I've been thinking the exact thing lately about alternative universes or timelines. It's been four years for me and these…"
May 19
Maggie commented on only1sue's blog post Seven second hand roses
"Ah Sue, I enjoyed your post here. I can relate to the loneliness and the longing for a hug. A recent blog infollow calls it skin hunger and they weren't referring to sex. I think this is common with older widowed people without a new partner."
May 19
Maggie replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"Thanks Chris. I always had dogs, but I like cats too and think an older rescue is an excellent idea."
May 18
Maggie replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"My husband died from brain cancer, but I too dealt with his depression after retirement. Initially we were quite happy, but retirement changed him. We had moved and he felt he had no purpose and was way out of his comfort zone for 11 years. This had…"
May 18
Maggie replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"Chris, I know the loneliness...I deal with it still and my husband has been gone almost 4 years. I stayed very busy and had some good supportive friends, but that begins to fade over time. Some of the busyness ingot tired of and friends don't…"
May 18
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 40s or Earlier
"Those names have never bothered me either, in fact I rather like it when someone calls me dear or hon....to me just seems sweet, not demeaning....oh well to each his own."
May 6
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 40s or Earlier
"I'm so sorry Elaine. I've had dogs all my life, except now and losing them is heartbreaking. They are like your children..."
Apr 17
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 40s or Earlier
"Oh Elaine, I'm so sorry. That is one of the hardest and most painful decisions in life. I am thinking of you. I had pets and LOVED them all and miss them to this day."
Apr 15
Maggie replied to Jill's discussion How old were you when your spouse died? How does your age affect your self-concept now that you're on your own?
"I echo what Bergen says. It's been almost 4 years for me. I was married 30 years and we were together all the time. We had been retired for 11 years. I just turned 70. I have moved to another state and love my new place and home and have made a…"
Apr 15
Maggie replied to Jill's discussion How old were you when your spouse died? How does your age affect your self-concept now that you're on your own?
"RCH...all I can say is that your wife was a very lucky woman. Some of us still appreciate your mindset. You're not as isolated as you might think."
Apr 14
Maggie replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"Alone...I am so sorry you have to be here, but this is where we all find people who are supportive and understand. There are many different groups that you will feel comfortable in. Everyone is kind and never judgemental. Come here often and you…"
Apr 11
Maggie replied to only1sue's discussion What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?
"Athena, I feel just like you do. Almost 4 years for me and I don't want to marry. I too moved and love my new home and definitely would not give it up and I don't think I'd want any man moving in either. I like my stuff and my freedom…"
Apr 7
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 40s or Earlier
"I turned 70 in Feb, so I know the feeling. Happy Birthday Hope. Laura jay, I know the feeling of tired....and I think mental and physical tiredness are definitely related... My best to you both."
Apr 3
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I can relate to these comments about husbands coming back. It's been almost four years for me. I've move to a new state in a home that I picked and decorated all myself. I have new friends and hobbies and am feeling I am finding the person…"
Apr 1
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 40s or Earlier
"I haven't been here in awhile, but I had some thoughts. My husband too died in July of '13 and I just turned 70, as well, so I understand now at almost 4 years, the aging thing is more of a focus in my mind than the original grief. So far,…"
Mar 26
Maggie replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"I have always felt we don't move on, but instead time moves on through us and the past recedes whether we like it or not.dont worry about people saying to move on or it's time to move on etc. they don't get it for sure. Just know that…"
Mar 13

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At 5:15am on December 9, 2015, my roses said…

My Roses

Maggie thank you for your comment re my beloved.  Here is a photo that shows his loving look at me.

Wes and I in 2010

At 7:12pm on October 4, 2015, Bonnie said…
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.
At 1:00pm on September 29, 2015, KaRon said…

Ok, that test worked. I am so happy to have you as my first Friend, here, Maggie. And it would be fun to meet up for lunch halfway sometime.

At 12:59pm on September 29, 2015, KaRon said…

testing

At 12:56pm on September 29, 2015, KaRon said…

So happy to be friends here, Maggie. You are my very first . Yes, I would like to meet for lunch sometime, halfway.

At 3:03pm on July 17, 2015, SweetHomeAlabama said…

I don't know why it should make me feel a little better knowing your poor brain is as stressed as mine...but it does.  Thanks so much.

At 10:59pm on December 29, 2014, my roses said…

My roses

Maggie sorry about problems with seeing the photos.

I tried this version... just put it into google and it came up.

http://widowedvillage.org/photo/albums/the-love-of-my-life

It has many photos.. the one where we are sitting at a table togther and I am in a blue dress was our first date!

There are 2 albums and you just press on them and it opens up and there is also a photo tribute.

Blessings

At 4:22pm on December 29, 2014, Janna said…

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 ☼

At 11:13am on December 15, 2014, Callie2 said…
Hi Maggie, thanks for the friend request! Callie
At 9:16am on October 21, 2014, Flames68 said…

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.

 
 
 

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