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
"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. …"
"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…"
"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. "
"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…"
"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"
"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…"
"This is so true. My husband passed away in July and it's still so raw. I decided to go to Camp Widow in Toronto and I've met so many people that really understand. It's been an intense, yet very comforting weekend. "
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.