"Without you’re right. Guilt is a bitch. But I think we tend to beat up ourselves far more than we may deserve. Thanks for reminding me that we do the best we can at the time. The anti depressants do help as far as giving you more focus and…"
"Without, it sounds like you are suffering from depression. Very common in grieving people. I have been taking Antidepressants for about a year and a half. My wife passed in May 15th 2015 and therapy and the medication made things better. It will not…"
"Hi all. I haven't been here in a while and after reading the last 3 posts thought I would chime in.
Evolving, we never get over it, we move forward. My daughter reminded me of that about a year and a half after my wife died. Nieta put it…"
"Good for you on retiring Terry. I am sorry to hear you're having health problems. I pray you will come through this okay. As far as retirement, I like not having to get up early, drive an hour each way to work etc but do miss the camaraderie we…"
"I joined a dating site about a year and a half after my wife passed away from ALS. It was strange at first. Replied to a few profiles but no replies. I think a lot of them on there are just there for attention, or to maybe boost their ego. Then…"
"I hope everyone here has a nice Christmas. I'm not sure how many will be merry. I thought I was doing okay, pulled out my Charlie Brown Christmas tree and put it on the mantle. Only plans were to make a chocolate pie for my Mom and take it to…"
"Bundles. My heart goes out to you. I felt so sad and angry reading your post. Sad because I know how much it hurts when you're in a situation where you want and need your spouse. Angry because of the way you were treated. I agree with what Mary…"
"Bundles, it's hard isn't it. I'll be doing the FB Christmas too. No tree or decorations. Just don't need the reminders. I email my stepdaughter and don't hear anything back. That hurts. But I can't take it personally,…"
"From a lot of posts here the holidays are very hard for us. I have felt so alone these last few days. Seems like all around me are people who are experiencing the joy of Christmas. I go on Facebook and see pictures of couples, families smiling and…"
"Ann, your story sounds like mine. My wife passed away May 15th 2015. It was basically her and I. We lived out in the county after transferring in three different states to be able to retire. We were together for 25 years. It was always just her and…"
"I'm so happy for you deaf widow! You deserve happiness after all you've been through. I unfortunately didn't have the same experience. Saw my stepdaughter for the first time inn a year for lunch yesterday. I realized how much I miss…"
"Terry, good for you. I know how those unexpected tears come. I think I'm doing good and someone asks something, today at lunch, or see a picture. I was looking at my Facebook feed and while scrolling down there popped up a picture of Van…"
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