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After Losing A Spouse, Finding A Different Kind Of Happiness

Started this discussion. Last reply by allmyheart Mar 22. 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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Mike commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I want everyone to understand that I am not trying to say that their loved ones have  come back.  I realize  I can’t prove a negative and that was not the intent of my post.  I am truly happy that people are finding signs…"
May 6
Mike commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"It has been about four months for me now and I get no feelings or sensations or whatever that my wife is near or trying to soothe me or anything like that. I am happy for the people who do and realize the peace it must bring. As for me I live in the…"
May 3
SweetMelissa2007 replied to Mike's discussion Making new friends in the group Widowed in 2017
"Shoosie,There's nothing bad about taking time out to convalesce. It doesn't lead to life as a hermit or agoraphobia - its doing what is best for you. Forced socializing is like running w/a broken leg. If you notice the advice tips for…"
Apr 19
jcristedi replied to Mike's discussion Making new friends in the group Widowed in 2017
"I am in the same position. Mel was my best friend. He died before tax season. I work for myself and live in a rural area. I work out of my home. I am involved in some churches and with a French school an hour away. Trying to get more involved with…"
Apr 19
Mike commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"SweetMelissa2007, I am still inclined to trust the therapist. If she feels Shelley is becoming obsessive maybe she knows better than we do. She is trying to help her work out her issues and I think it’s worth a try. It doesn’t sound like…"
Apr 17
Mike commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Shelley, On the front page of this website it says: ” Please don't interpret anything you read here as medical, legal, or otherwise expert advice. Don't disregard any expert's advice or take any action as a result of what…"
Apr 17
Mike commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Shelley, Everyone here wants to help and there is some good advice. But your therapist probably knows you better than we do. At least give some consideration to what your therapist says.  Maybe he/she can offer you some ways to work through it.…"
Apr 17
Mike commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Shelley, I think you should listen you therapist. After a while it’s important to let these things go.  "
Apr 17
Shoosie2 replied to Mike's discussion Making new friends in the group Widowed in 2017
"I think many of us are in the same boat......I have signed up for a few Meetup groups, an hour drive each way, but I don't think I am ready yet. I had some old friends over for lunch last Saturday, and I was drained afterwards. I still work…"
Apr 14
bayoured replied to Mike's discussion Making new friends in the group Widowed in 2017
"I am in the same situation as you are but I don't work . It is hard to figure out how to go out alone. I don't like alone. Tony was my best friend and we did everything together. I am 5 months out and still lost. I don't want to be…"
Apr 14
allmyheart replied to Mike's discussion Making new friends in the group Widowed in 2017
"Mike, I have discovered Marie Calendars Chicken Pot Pie, they make a big one and a little one.  It cooks in the microwave, and wow, was it good.  Good comfort food if you don't want to cook. ☺"
Apr 9
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Making new friends in the group Widowed in 2017
"Thanks allmyheart, I have been getting out a little. I have one bereavement group that is just ending and another that is trying to get off the ground. I can’t say I am eating well. That is one of my problems along with trouble sleeping. I am…"
Apr 8
allmyheart replied to Mike's discussion Making new friends in the group Widowed in 2017
"Mike, How are you doing? Are you getting out?  I have to force myself to get out, and I am six months out from losing my husband to heart failure.  If you live in a remote area is there a hardware store or small diner you could visit maybe…"
Apr 8
Mike commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2017
"Three months ago today my wife died. It is still overwhelming and painful. I honestly don’t know how I made it this far. “In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything and two minus one equals nothing. “   …"
Mar 23
allmyheart replied to Mike's discussion After Losing A Spouse, Finding A Different Kind Of Happiness
"Hello Mike , thank you for sharing the story.  I like the idea  trying to find the best of it.  I was never one to feed the birds, but now I feed the birds because my husband did.  Maybe things like that.  We bought lifetime…"
Mar 22
allmyheart replied to Mike's discussion Making new friends in the group Widowed in 2017
"Hello Joy, I lost my husband six months ago also, but it still feels like yesterday. He had heart failure the last 18 months, but we still thought we had lots of time to just sit on the porch.  I can't bear it most days.  I live in an…"
Mar 21

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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 6:41am on March 16, 2018, JonsQueen said…

Thanks for the ad Mike. I’m really not sure how to use this site..it will take me some time to figure it out I’m sure. I’m more used to Facebook. 

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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