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Maggie
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  • Winter Haven, FL
  • United States
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Maggie replied to only1sue's discussion What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?
"To me a man that has a dog or likes dogs is a good thing! Pets are wonderful and great companions"
Jan 16
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2011
"I had a friend where I use to live that went to a hospice group with me. Her husband died a few months after mine in 2013. I hadn't heard from her in awhile and got an email from her and she got married this past Dec. she is 74 and seemed so…"
Jan 3
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I feel so many of the things all of you feel. Just lately with a new year heading our way, I just feel the pointlessness of my life. Alone going on 5 years, no children, a few friends, some activities, but inside...alone. not interested in finding a…"
Dec 30, 2017
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 was 66 when my husband died from brain cancer. Now I am almost 71. I am still lonely and still miss him everyday even though our marriage was a bit rocky in the final 3 or 4 years...long story.  I moved to another state, share my home with my…"
Dec 30, 2017
Maggie replied to only1sue's discussion What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?
"I had an advantage when I moved, as I already knew a few people and my ex SIL moved with me. One new friend I met volunteering at the hospital and another new one I met through my SIL ( her friend). Plus my other ex SIL lives very close as well. No…"
Dec 29, 2017
Maggie replied to only1sue's discussion What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?
"Pretty much how I feel...I've moved to a place I like, have a few new friends, keep fairly busy. But I still feel the missing, the longing at times. And like you, no one else will really do....just not enough time or energy now to work for that…"
Dec 29, 2017
Maggie replied to only1sue's discussion What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?
"Slick' if you read over ALL your responses here they "read" as trying to find a way to stay...an excuse, if you will. Your comment to Bergen JC and I quote "where in God's holy name did you read me say I am unwilling to do…"
Dec 2, 2017
Maggie replied to only1sue's discussion What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?
"Excellent advice, BergenJC Either s--- or get off the pot! # 3 is the only rational option with a good outcome"
Dec 1, 2017
Maggie replied to only1sue's discussion What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?
"I think it's loneliness. Loneliness can be a huge driving force, but it really sounds like you need to get away from what appears to be a toxic relationship. Ultimately, you will feel better about yourself if you do, otherwise you're going…"
Nov 30, 2017
Maggie replied to only1sue's discussion What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?
""Enlightened man"....I like that, but they're far and few and in between. Even when I was young, I don't think there were that many of those fine types of men.you said it perfectly."
Nov 30, 2017
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2013
"That's the problem with religion....everyone thinks their way is the only way. She seems petty and with some delight on being mean and thoughtless. We are far to judgemental as a species with no regard to the hurt it can cause. Just look at the…"
Nov 14, 2017
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2015
"@Bundles and Nieta...my husband died in 2013, but I had to respond to you both, as so much you experienced was so like what I experienced with my husband too. Briefly, after retirement he didn't adjust well. He had a sense of no longer a…"
Oct 9, 2017
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 40s or Earlier
"I just watched it last night on Netflix. It was wonderful! Very well done."
Oct 1, 2017
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2015
""I won't be home until my ashes are mixed with his." I love this!"
Sep 23, 2017
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 40s or Earlier
"Yes Thank you ...kindness always wins out in the long run"
Sep 20, 2017
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 40s or Earlier
"Beloved Peach I was shocked when I saw LJ's initial post. I was actually embarrassed by this unwelcome response. I hope you know not everyone feels as she does. We need a lot more kindness and inclusiveness in our poor world today and this…"
Sep 19, 2017

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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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