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After Losing A Spouse, Finding A Different Kind Of Happiness

Started this discussion. Last reply by allmyheart Mar 22, 2018. 2 Replies

I found this story on NPR.I just read the story, I haven’t listened to the recording yet.I thought others might find it helpful. …Continue


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Ultra2015 replied to Mike's discussion Dating in the group Born in the 50s
"Thanks for the feedback.  Its still a mind blower to think about dating but I've decided that I just have to let things happen and that's that.  I will always miss my girl, but she gone and I can't do anything about that.…"
Aug 29, 2019
MissYou replied to Mike's discussion Dating in the group Born in the 50s
"I personally don't subscribe to dating apps but if you must then be careful "
Aug 29, 2019
Roxi replied to Mike's discussion Dating in the group Born in the 50s
"Ultra if you lucky enough to find someone  who really is adapt for you...go on! I'm walking in a desert  full of people that i can't compare to my lost one! Ciao Roxi"
Aug 27, 2019
chef (John) replied to Mike's discussion Dating in the group Born in the 50s
"You're not pushing Sandi away by trying a new relationship, Ultra. Mixed feelings are natural--been there, done that and have the T-shirt. I beat myself up when I first noticed another woman...but there was a reason that I had noticed another…"
Aug 27, 2019
Barzan replied to Mike's discussion Dating in the group Born in the 50s
"Ultra, Sandi wanted you to have someone in your life.  It would probably break her heart that you wouldn’t follow her wishes.  If spending time with this lady lifts your spirits, consider it a good thing.  Just give it a chance…"
Aug 27, 2019
Ultra2015 replied to Mike's discussion Dating in the group Born in the 50s
"Took a look here a while ago because of the confusion or inner conflict I guess would be more accurate about dating.  I am 18 months out from losing the love of my life.  She fought breast cancer for 18 years, the last three with…"
Aug 27, 2019

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Euphemisms for death

Posted on July 9, 2018 at 8:15am 5 Comments

I posted this elsewhere but thought I would post it here too.

I have found in talking to others and also in this group that many people don’t like to use the word died or death or dying. They tend to use euphemisms like “passed”, “passed away” or “passed on”. I always say my wife died or she is dead. I found this article particularly interesting in discussing why people do this, especially the part about explaining death to…


Number of widows vs.. widowers.

Posted on February 28, 2018 at 12:55pm 3 Comments

I found this online.

I’m not sure of the accuracy but it was all I could find.

It indicates that the number of widows vs. widowers is almost 4 to 1. 

Just out of curiosity does anyone know if that is reflective of the this site’s membership?…


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At 10:15am on January 14, 2018, Dianne in Nevada said…

Welcome to Widville, Mike. I'm so sorry for your loss, but pleased you found us. You’ll find caring support and friendship here.

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