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How long have you been on the Widowed Village forums?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lupe's husband Jul 27. 19 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 Dee1960's discussion Wedding Anniversary
"Dee: Thanks, it's an alternative to staying home or going to work. Happy (belated) Anniversary to both of you.  Rich"
Rich replied to Etchtech's discussion Still Lost
"At least you are still afloat."
Rich replied to Dee1960's discussion Wedding Anniversary
"October 14th would have been 34 years. I'm doing the same thing that day as I have done for the past three anniversaries since Janet went Home. Going to Cape May, first stop is Sunset Beach where we got engaged,  then drive around town…"
Rich replied to newlife's discussion Staying in the marital home or moving elsewhere?
"Very nice and good for you!"
Sep 10
Rich replied to newlife's discussion Staying in the marital home or moving elsewhere?
"I'm staying. My grandparents bought this property back in 1951, gave to my parents in 1957 and gave it to me in 1978. Raw wooded land with a very small cabin. I started dating Janet in 1981 and we would come out here every weekend. Planned on…"
Sep 9
Rich replied to Melissa's discussion Dreams
"My dreams are all good, the problem is when I wake up and realize they were just dreams not reality. However, I look forward to them even 4 years later and hopefully they never stop."
Sep 9
Rich replied to DIVA70's discussion Choosing to be a recluse
"I have slowly cut ties with people. They are like static on the radio, you hear it, can't understand it and just want it to stop. I live down a long dirt road (in NJ if you can believe that) so I don't get door to door sales people or even…"
Aug 30
Etchtech replied to Rich's discussion Would you do it again?
"I would not want to go back if it meant seeing her go through Hell all over again. One time down that road was enough. At least the first time I thought I could help keep her alive. I couldn’t do it. The thing I feared the most happened…"
Aug 22
Rich replied to Mrs.Linda's discussion Has your grief suddenly hit you when you least expected it?
"Everyday, everyday."
Aug 22
Rich replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"Mark: I was 62  when my wife died 3 years ago. It was and maybe still is unbearable but I'm still here. Seems like many people recover within a reasonable period of time hope you are one. Just watch out for those that don't have your…"
Aug 13
Roxi replied to Rich's discussion Would you do it again?
"It was a miracle met you and live with you a wonderful are the bright star in my sky, and the dark side of the moon..could we start again please ? Roxi"
Aug 10
Mrs.Linda replied to Rich's discussion Would you do it again?
"I love that you would have arrived early for that little more time!  My husband told me 2 weeks after our first date that he loved me. I said for him to tell me again in 6 months.  He said it again for the rest of his life...."
Aug 9
Lupe's husband replied to Rich's discussion How long have you been on the Widowed Village forums?
"Been on here on and off since 2014.   I'm not on here as much now, but I do check from time to time.    It doesn't seem to have as many people on it as it did when I first joined."
Jul 27
Rich replied to Dee1960's discussion Phone Call from the Afterlife?
"I get a call from my wife everyday at 5:11pm, which was her birthday, May 11th. Truth is that I set the phone alarm for that time and no matter where I am or whom I'm with I answer it and give an update of my day. When someone is with me they…"
Jul 26
Rich replied to LandL (Linda)'s discussion NEED PRAYERS....PLEASE!!
"Agree with Timelord. My prayers are with you and your family. Rich"
Jul 15
Rich replied to Doug02122014's discussion What to do with spouses personal effects and when?
"Exit 136, that was like the country to us."
Jul 12

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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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