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How are you handling the Coronavirus outbreak?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mrs.Linda on Saturday. 47 Replies

While people are panicking, cleaning out stores, quarantining themselves it's just another sunny day in New Jersey for me. I'm taking certain precautions but not allowing fear and panic to control my…Continue

Still sleep on the same side of the bed?

Started this discussion. Last reply by only1sue Feb 11. 5 Replies

Left side sleeper here, as close to the edge as possible. Janet preferred the right side and since I was/am a restless sleeper (and occasional snorer to boot) I slept on the extreme left edge so I…Continue

What are your goals for 2020?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa_says Jan 10. 5 Replies

My goals for 2020:1) Clear and fence in a new pasture for the sheep and get started on a new sheep shed.2) Cut and split 10 cords of wood.3) Finish the back patio.4) Provide some form of "goodness"…Continue

Christmas 2019 and beyond

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maggiepie Dec 25, 2019. 4 Replies

My prayers are with you all, today, tomorrow, always.Continue

 

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Rich replied to harvdzny's discussion New Widow Introducing Myself
"Shelly: Over four years later I too stand on my faith that I will be with Janet again. Faith is what keeps many of us going. Rich"
Monday
Mrs.Linda replied to Rich's discussion How are you handling the Coronavirus outbreak?
"I am glad that my husband was not undergoing his cancer treatments at this sad time of subjugation.  It would have been very upsetting and worrisome as he had no immunity due to his treatments.  But for healthy people, the draconian…"
Saturday
only1sue replied to Rich's discussion How are you handling the Coronavirus outbreak?
"Corona  virus isolation sure does make family connections hard to keep up. Don't believe  my grandkids in South Australia will be able to come to their mother for the twottwo weeks of the next school holidays in October. She…"
Aug 7
Borntobehappy replied to Rich's discussion The obsession of starting a new relationship
"Hi Estragon. I enjoyed reading your little dilemma of not having anyone to cook for anymore. It reminded me of my sweet Alex who lived to cook for his children, parents and for me. Being widowed, we see things that we enjoy most like our life…"
Jul 26
Estragon replied to Rich's discussion The obsession of starting a new relationship
"6 months ago tomorrow my wife died suddenly.  We never had the conversation, but I think she did say something like "Dad would suck at being alone" to my daughters.  If so, she was right.  I'm fine with the day to day…"
Jul 26
NoLongerInBergenJC replied to Rich's discussion The obsession of starting a new relationship
"Jumping into a new relationship before you have your head on straight is a dandy way to make a very big mistake. It takes time to get used to life without your wife, to do some soul-searching and see if you DO want to find a new partner, and if you…"
Jul 24
barbee replied to Rich's discussion The obsession of starting a new relationship
"In regard to grieving, time can be your friend. Your broken heart needs to heal first. You will find the right person to enhance your life when the time its right. Be patient and love yourself for now."
Jul 24
Scotty replied to Rich's discussion The obsession of starting a new relationship
"Losing someone you love is heart breaking, I'm only 4 months down the line since losing my wife of 33 years and I hate every day that I am alone but I am slowly learning that however many tears I cry and I cry often it will not bring her…"
Jul 23
Rich replied to Dee1960's discussion What to say, when well meaning friends tell you to "get over it"?
"Lorraine: Regarding your comment  "The pain will lessen over time" I don't think the pain lessens, I believe the  level of pain stays the same, we simply get use to it over time and that becomes the new normal. Everyone is…"
Jun 25
Callie2 replied to Rich's discussion How are you handling the Coronavirus outbreak?
"I was unaware WV had the first reported case.  I just found out a few days ago that my neighbor was diagnosed in January too.  I was shocked to hear that because the man rarely leaves his home, he is an elderly man who has gone blind. What…"
Jun 21
barbee replied to Rich's discussion How are you handling the Coronavirus outbreak?
"Callie, it's been longer than three months. I live in western WA where the first case in the United States was reported. That was January 21, 2020. Living only a few miles from Life Care, where so many died, we have been self-isolating since…"
Jun 21
Callie2 replied to Rich's discussion How are you handling the Coronavirus outbreak?
"It has only been three months but does seem like a very long time.  My state is doing better but has reported over 80,000 cases with more than 6300 deaths. Some states have out of control numbers, Florida has been reporting 3000-4000 cases…"
Jun 20
only1sue replied to Rich's discussion How are you handling the Coronavirus outbreak?
"Does this seem to be going on forever? We have had some easing up on restrictions in New South Wales (Australia) but apart from more people on the roads and shopping centres doesn't seem to make a lot of difference. I am still at home the…"
Jun 18
Rich replied to LandL (Linda)'s discussion Has anyone else gotten worse as time goes by?
"Diva: Past my four year mark in February. Today is the 14th anniversary of both my parents dying in an accident. As an only child I relied on Janet to help me through the "tough" times. Now she is gone too. Like you I don't share my…"
Jun 13
Rich replied to Rainy (Misty)'s discussion Does anyone actively journal?
"Misty: I kept a daily journal for over 10 years and made my final entry after Janet passed. However, I use to leave cards for Janet in a mailbox attached to our wood shed (see photo, hope it downloads correctly) so when she would walk around and see…"
May 15
Callie2 replied to Rich's discussion How are you handling the Coronavirus outbreak?
"In the beginning, I missed having someone to talk to.  I have abided by the rules to possibly avoid someone else from being infected.  It’s not that I’m happy about it, but in my case it’s not a major sacrifice.…"
Apr 19

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At 12:36pm on January 7, 2020, Frank said…

Hi Rich,

I'd be glad to chat with you any time.

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Frank

At 7:29am on May 15, 2017, Dogwoods in bloom 7 said…

I am new to this site, however I share you feeling of despair.  Almost 4 years and I am miserable.  Cannot look at pictures of my husband. Sounds like you are living hell on earth, I know I am.

At 7:03am on March 20, 2016, rodsgurl09 said…

Welcome to Widville. I'm so very sorry for your loss, but pleased that you found us. You'll find caring support and friendship here.

Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Ask here!  You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. 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.

 
 
 

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