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Mrs Bear
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Overwhelmed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mrs Bear Aug 12, 2018. 4 Replies

Right now still overwhelmed by life. It's almost 4 months.  I guess I thought I was ok because I survived the first 3.  I must have just been coasting in denial.  Right now I feel like I am…Continue

Having to say the "W" word

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mrs.Linda Apr 4. 16 Replies

Boy, that was hard. I went to see a specialist and he asked my marital status.  For 14 years married I was always happy to say married.  It was so hard to breathe at that moment, let alone to say the…Continue

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Noelene T replied to Mrs Bear's discussion Hard day, Our Anniversary in the group Widowed in 2018
"Hi Mrs Bear. I can relate to your feelings. I lost my husband of 26 years on Valentine’s Day 2018. He was the love of my life as I am sure Bill was yours. It has been 16 months for me and I still cry when I think of all the lovely times we had…"
Jun 2
Mrs Bear replied to Mrs Bear's discussion Hard day, Our Anniversary in the group Widowed in 2018
"Thanks Dana775. Today was better.  It's all something we must adjust to. Take care. "
May 23
Dana775 replied to Mrs Bear's discussion Hard day, Our Anniversary in the group Widowed in 2018
"Hi, I am so sorry for what you are going through on your anniversary. I'm sorry I don't have any advice but I wanted you to know you're not alone and I appreciate your post. I lost my wife in December and our anniversary is in…"
May 23
Mrs Bear replied to Mrs Bear's discussion Hard day, Our Anniversary in the group Widowed in 2018
"Thanks Richard, you too."
May 23
Thermopsummit replied to Mrs Bear's discussion Hard day, Our Anniversary in the group Widowed in 2018
"Hi Im new hear, yes Lost my wife of 39 years July 11th 2018, The holidays were bad, but our anniversary it all cam bubbling up like I never grieved, would have been our 40th May 7th, still recovering. Panic attacks depression crying inside and out,…"
May 23
Mrs Bear replied to KJPE's discussion He deserved so much more love in the group Suddenly Widowed
"You can still give him love.  I do with Bill.   It's just different not feeling the love back that they gave us."
May 22
Mrs Bear replied to Julie's discussion Anxiety/panic attacks in the group Widowed in 2018
"We get you.  We're going through it as well.  Never got attacks before losing Bill.  Stopping and breathing helps.  I always say what would he say to comfort me now. "
May 22
Mrs Bear added a discussion to the group Widowed in 2018
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Hard day, Our Anniversary

Bill died 4/14/18, I must have been on autopilot last year. Our anniversary  is today.  Its hitting me so hard today. I heard 2nd occurrence is bad but I still wasn't prepared.   This day was special for us and it feels like it means nothing now, no one even realizes it except me.  I crumbled. I have some old recordings of his voice.  That helps me.   Anyone else feel the same?See More
May 22
Mrs.Linda replied to Mrs Bear's discussion Having to say the "W" word
"You know, I think I would also check the married box if there is not a place for widow.  Right after my husband died, one friend said, "Oh, now that you are single, we could do some things together."  That did not sit well. …"
Apr 4
Portpom replied to Mrs Bear's discussion Having to say the "W" word
"I was asked for my next of kin last week. I was married to Andrew for 29 years, we emigrated to Australia 14 years ago and our kids are 12 and 10. I had no idea. I havent been asked for marital status yet (Andrew died 3 weeks ago), but I am sure it…"
Mar 10
PhilEC replied to Mrs Bear's discussion Having to say the "W" word
"When my wife of 49 years passed 4 months ago I really didn't know how final it was until I had to mark widowed on that first form I filled out.  I just sat there with tears building up staring at it.  "
Mar 8
TheEDCZone replied to Mrs Bear's discussion Having to say the "W" word
"Hi Mrs Bear, I lost my darling wife Lisa a little over a month ago to stage 4 Breast Cancer & Metastatic Brain Tumours , we were married for 22 years, I was on a Careers Pension looking after her and I am now on a Bereavement Pension and my…"
Mar 7
Lisa_says replied to Mrs Bear's discussion Having to say the "W" word
"I haven't had to say the word or check any boxes yet. My husband passed away 3 months ago.  I am not looking forward to the first time I have to check a box or say I'm a widow out loud.  Not mentally ready for that yet"
Mar 7
Rich replied to Mrs Bear's discussion Having to say the "W" word
"Many forms have boxes for a dozen different relationships but none for widowed.  If it doesn't have a box for widow I check Married.  Rich"
Mar 3
Flossie Mae replied to Mrs Bear's discussion Having to say the "W" word
"Right there with you.  The first time I had to check "widow" on a form, I nearly burst out crying.  It still isn't easy."
Mar 3
Mrs Bear commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"I'm so sorry Kjpe for your loss.  My husband died suddenly of pulmonary embolism 9 months ago.  What you're feeling is normal.  You are lucky, I'm just starting to realize now that we loved beyond measure and some…"
Jan 3

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So true, found on Facebook

Posted on October 24, 2018 at 11:23pm 6 Comments

Mending Broken

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 12:33am 1 Comment

I cry at the laughter

I laugh through the tears

I dance with the sobs

Counting minutes,  missing years…



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Infinity and beyond

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 8:54pm 4 Comments

I love you through my pain

I love you through my loss

I love you through the tears

I'll love you still, through our lost years

You loved me when I couldn't

You loved me when I wouldn't…

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At 9:14am on December 16, 2018, Monkey said…

i  just read some of the blogs you shared, thank you for being one of the first for being there. 

At 10:27am on June 9, 2018, Patience said…


Welcome to Widville, Mrs Bear. I am truly sorry for your loss, and hope you find caring support and friendship here.
Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Click the "help" link at the top of page. You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. And the "chat room" is open 24/7.
Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place. I look forward to getting to know you here in Widville. Take care of yourself.

 
 
 

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