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Melissa
  • Pittsburg, CA
  • United States
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Melissa replied to Rainy (Misty)'s discussion Does anyone actively journal?
"Not at all. It's been healing for me to link the two, sort of a "this is one way I'm continuing my connection with my partner.""
Jun 6
Telynn replied to Melissa's discussion Where To Live in the group Widowed in 2019
"It is a scary time.  There are so many what ifs and things to worry about that you could never have planned for.  Try to take one day at a time.  The future is too broad and no one knows what it will hold.  If you just…"
Jun 4
Melissa replied to Rainy (Misty)'s discussion Does anyone actively journal?
"I've journaled on and off over the years. I decided to turn the remaining pages of the guest book from my partner's memorial into a grief & healing journal. Yes, sometimes they are letters, or at least I'm writing to Skip. Other…"
Jun 4
Melissa replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"Hi all, I'm Melissa. My pronouns are ze/zir. I'm just past the 2 month anniversary of losing my partner, Skip. And I'm tired. Just...really tired today."
Jun 4
Melissa added a discussion to the group Widowed in 2019
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Where To Live

After my partner's death, I can't afford the rent on my own. So I've been searching for a person or people to move in to the spare room... It's been so hard moving forward with that, packing a bunch of his stuff into the basement to deal with later. It's felt a bit like removing him form the house. Having new people here, I keep jerking awake feeling like something's wrong. Really not helping with the exhaustion. And I can't help but worry, what if the landlord raises rent past what I can…See More
Jun 4
judy left a comment for Melissa
"Hi Melissa, Welcome to Widowed Village. I am very sorry for your loss, but happy that you found us. You will find caring, loving support and friendship here.   Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Ask…"
Jun 3

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I'm genderqueer, and my pronouns are ze/zir/zir. I'm polyamorous, with two living partners. The relationship in which I am widowed is my primary relationship- roughly equivalent for me to being married. I am also pagan, which has shaped a lot of my beliefs about death and grieving.

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At 2:40pm on June 3, 2019, judy said…

Hi Melissa,

Welcome to Widowed Village. I am very sorry for your loss, but happy that you found us. You will find caring, loving support and friendship here.

 

Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Ask here!  You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place.  Come in the chat room which is available 24/7 to you.  I look forward to getting to know you and support you through your journey.

 
 
 

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