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How long have you been on the Widowed Village forums?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TheEDCZone Mar 7. 18 Replies

For me a little over three years. While I do not post or respond as much as in the beginning I do check this site weekly. It provides encouragement and knowing you  unfortunately are not alone. They…Continue

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies” Aristotle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Raebee May 8, 2018. 3 Replies

Couldn't agree more.Continue

Has your view of your own mortality changed?

Started this discussion. Last reply by SweetMelissa2007 Mar 14, 2018. 3 Replies

When Janet was here I was concerned about dying early and leaving her in the "lurch". Now, death is something I no longer fear. Janet's passing has put it in perspective for me. I think the hard part…Continue

 

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Rich replied to LandL (Linda)'s discussion NEED PRAYERS....PLEASE!!
"Agree with Timelord. My prayers are with you and your family. Rich"
yesterday
Rich replied to Doug02122014's discussion What to do with spouses personal effects and when?
"Exit 136, that was like the country to us."
Friday
Rich replied to Doug02122014's discussion What to do with spouses personal effects and when?
"Grew up off exit 143"
Friday
Rich replied to only1sue's discussion What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?
"Sue: Six years is a long time. I was referring to the posters that are looking to replace someone within the year. In many cases children and close relatives need support and reassurance from the widow/widower. My reference to "it's not…"
Jul 6
Rich replied to only1sue's discussion What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?
"I know that everyone handles their "situation" differently. But in my opinion I am surprised at the number of people so quick to find a replacement for their loss. It's like the old car dies and you need to have a new one tomorrow.…"
Jul 6
Rich replied to Sandollars's discussion Hi Everyone
"Sandollars: My sincerest condolences. I'm not good at giving "up lifting" advice but there are many people here that that can help you along. I'm sure they will be responding to you soon. Rich"
Jul 1
Rich replied to JustLynn's discussion Do you think you’ll get married again?
"I hit my high note with Janet so the answer is Never."
Jun 22
Lisa_says replied to Rich's discussion Would you do it again?
"Yes yes yes... I was so blessed to have had him in my life.  So blessed to have been his caregiver. My husband was and is my everything. I would do it all again . Zero regrets. And I know he and I will dance this dance again"
Jun 18
ID8 (Pete) replied to Rich's discussion Would you do it again?
"Yes! She was the best thing to come into my life."
Jun 17
HelensRay replied to Rich's discussion Would you do it again?
"Somebody asked me a while ago if I would want to meet up with anyone else (I lost Helen 30 June 2017).  I said I was'nt sure, did not like the loneliness but I just did'nt think I would ever find anyone who I could love as much as…"
Jun 17
DIVA70 replied to Rich's discussion Would you do it again?
"Without a doubt....we were meant to be....met in the 6th grade and went on to separate high schools....he went into the military and I enrolled in college! At 20 and 22 we ended up at a party given by my best friend's brother. Tony …"
Jun 17
Rich replied to Rich's discussion Would you do it again?
"I believe that finding true everlasting love is more than chance. There is/was a reason."
Jun 17
NoLongerInBergenJC replied to Rich's discussion Would you do it again?
"Absolutely.  Even with all the problems we had, I'd do it again.  Because we were so well-matched.  The only thing I would change is that I would have been less afraid of conflict and better able to do it constructively for…"
Jun 17
pricytapestry replied to Rich's discussion Would you do it again?
"Absolutely! Absolutely, and so wish memory of that first date were less vague, wish a lot of memories were more clear. So often wake wondering where did the time go, how did it all happen so fast. The ups, downs, better and worse, yes to all of it."
Jun 17
Rich replied to LandL (Linda)'s discussion Has anyone else gotten worse as time goes by?
"LadyG Faith is not a switch that turns off the pain. It is an acceptance that this life is just temporary and that we will see our loved one again."
May 29
Rich replied to LandL (Linda)'s discussion Has anyone else gotten worse as time goes by?
"Faith is the most important part of this process, don't lose yours."
May 29

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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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