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Riley
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  • Winder, GA
  • United States
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Riley replied to Riley's discussion How are you doing? in the group Widowed in 2016
"Lark, CHEERS!"
May 28
Lark replied to Riley's discussion How are you doing? in the group Widowed in 2016
"The professionals say second guessing is counterproductive but how do you stop? And when you've got the closest person to you on earth -- well, used to be -- telling you that you didn't try to save her father, you begin to believe that…"
May 28
Riley replied to Riley's discussion How are you doing? in the group Widowed in 2016
"I can also relate to some of what your husband did.  My husband throughout all of his treatments always told everyone he was fine.  I think he too wanted to protect us and wanted us to think he was strong and nothing was going to happen.…"
May 28
Lark replied to Riley's discussion How are you doing? in the group Widowed in 2016
"That's a great suggestion, Riley!  My husband was in complete denial, telling everyone his dramatic weight loss and cadaver-ish appearance were Crohn's disease. After he finally submitted to a CT scan he lied about the devastating…"
May 28
Riley replied to Riley's discussion How are you doing? in the group Widowed in 2016
"Lark, Oh my gosh!  Maybe you guys should sit down the doctor on a telephone conference and talk this out.  I had to do that!  It really helps!  My daughters didn't blame me , I blamed myself and the doctors.  I felt…"
May 28
Lark replied to Riley's discussion How are you doing? in the group Widowed in 2016
"How are you doing? Should be so much better and would be, 2 yrs and 4 months out, were it not for the agonizing fact that my (adult) daughter blames me for her father's cancer death -- that I could have/should have done more to "save"…"
May 27
Riley replied to Mary H's discussion Dating Again for those Born in the 60s in the group Born in the 60s
"Lupe's Husband, thanks for sharing your stories.  It means a lot.  Also in my situation not only worried about my home etc, but also what my two daughters would think and plus there's a lot of fear about the unknown.…"
May 11
Riley replied to Mary H's discussion Dating Again for those Born in the 60s in the group Born in the 60s
"Very well said"
May 10
Riley replied to Mary H's discussion Dating Again for those Born in the 60s in the group Born in the 60s
"Mary H, you hit it on the head when  you said We've had long enough marriages that we have a hard time imagining another life with another spouse or  even just dating.  I also think especially in my case, I'm 58, young…"
May 10
Nitabug replied to Riley's discussion How are you doing? in the group Widowed in 2016
"Catalan, so proud of you for taking care of you first. I know your friend has a lot going on right now but so do you. Sometimes people get caught up in their own pain, they forget other people are going through their own stuff. Way to go making…"
May 7
Athena53 replied to Riley's discussion How are you doing? in the group Widowed in 2016
"catapan, I'm glad you did!  It was a kindness to make the attempt the first time (with her additional constraints) but it took way too much out of you.  I hope she gets her family involved."
May 6
catapan replied to Riley's discussion How are you doing? in the group Widowed in 2016
"Athena - I did it.    The decision took itself;  I was out all day in the National Park and when I came home, I knew I was going to send a message to my friend, telling her exactly what you suggested. She hasn't responded. …"
May 6
Riley replied to Mary H's discussion Dating Again for those Born in the 60s in the group Born in the 60s
"Your 5/5 journal is beautifully written.  I totally can feel where you're coming from.  I'm not ready and possibly never will be, I don't know.  All I know is I want him back and I still love him.  Still trying to…"
May 5
catapan replied to Riley's discussion How are you doing? in the group Widowed in 2016
"Athena, thank you for your words of understanding and your suggestions.    I think I will escape from the next clinic appointment, and give the very reason you suggest.    Yes, it is horrible what she's going through and…"
May 4
catapan replied to Riley's discussion How are you doing? in the group Widowed in 2016
"Riley, thank you for your comments and your understanding.    I, too, feel that my friend should not have asked this of me - in fact, she didn't ever ASK, she just sneaked in the assumption that she had already asked and I had agreed…"
May 4
catapan replied to Riley's discussion How are you doing? in the group Widowed in 2016
"Miket, thank you so much for your empathy.     I talk to Stuart every night, in solitude, and ask him to help me get through . . .  whatever it is that I'm facing at that time.    I also thank him for the help…"
May 4

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At 6:44pm on April 12, 2017, Kirsten said…
Hi Riley. Feel free to email me anytime [email protected] We are both in the same unfortunate boat. I'm here for you . Much love, Kirsten
At 3:35pm on April 11, 2017, judy said…

Hi Riley,

Welcome to Widowed Village. I am very sorry for your loss, but happy that you found us. You will find caring, loving support and friendship here.

 

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