"In some respects, I understand your comment on the differences in age. But life is unfair and death can interrupt at any age.
i appreciate your hurt. I hurt as well. I am continually searching for answers. They never come. I know there have been…"
"Your situation is similar to mine. I am 63 and alone in my house. The kids and grandkids live near me, and I can see them often, which provides a distraction. But that’s it. Chris is not here to talk to me anymore. We loved to talk, even if it…"
"Riley - I know exactly how you feel. Before my wife passed I was always nervous about death and the separation I would feel from her. I always assumed I would go first. Obviously life had other plans. Through her I have learned that death is not to…"
"With my loss I hurt badly every day. Feel empty? Absolutely. I can find reasons for trying to be positive, mostly my grand children. But I still can’t find purpose. Why is she gone? What is it I am supposed to learn now?
When I think back to…"
"My wife Chris and I were married for 39 years after dating for three years. She was and is still the love of my life. We were always a team - Mike and Chris or Chris and Mike. She was a huge volunteer for the local senior center for over ten years.…"
"As I mentioned before, I have decided to go back to grief counseling. It has been just over a year since I lost my wife but I feel the need is still there. In my situation, I believe the grief counselor helps because she is the only one left…"
"What to do? I find myself now not motivated to do anything other than wish I was with my wife again. I recently had a physical exam and ironically, I was disappointed to learn all was fine. And I too feel guilty for all of the small tiffs we had and…"
"OMG - I feel your pain so much. I lost my wife in Oct 2016 and every day since has been terrible without her. We planned that life into our retirement years as well, but cancer had other ideas. The problem I have now is I still struggle coping with…"
"That is so scary. It has been over a year for me now and I wish that she would come to me in my dreams. But for now her beautiful smile, her face and her voice are well with me. Be thankful you have the recordings."
"Sandi, thank you so much for your contribution. I have been wrestling with how I should manage with Helens ashes. I did'nt know if I should just spread them in one spot, the one place she did talk about many years ago, or if I should…"
"Thank you for your story. I am happy to hear the tree is thriving. Yes, my wife was cremated. I should think about doing more with her ashes. Breathe. Good, simple advice. I will be thinking that next week. Warm regards ..."
"Dear Miket, It has been 16 months since my husband of 43 years passed. I know just how you feel. For me I went at the 1 year anniversary head on. One of the hardest things I've had to do ( although everything is difficult..even the…"
"Mikel, tomorrow will be 52 weeks that my husband has been gone. October 14th will be his one year Angelversary. The morning of October 14, 2016 I went for what I call my Soul Stroll and when I came home I pulled out my paints and a canvas and I…"
"Yes, trust your heart. It might be that driving back and forth makes for a long day. Then again, you hit both goals ... you attend and you still sleep in your own bed. Sounds like a good compromise - if you are up to it. Scared or nervous? I still…"
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