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Riley
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  • Winder, GA
  • United States
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Miket replied to Riley's discussion Tired of grief in the group Widowed in 2016
"So I have never told anyone this before - not even my kids know. Before I met my wife I was on a quiet vacation. In the summer. On a lake. In a boat. Peaceful. Alone.  And I prayed to my grandfather who had passed away a few years earlier to…"
Feb 23
Riley replied to Riley's discussion Tired of grief in the group Widowed in 2016
"Miket, I still have all my husbands clothes in his closet and all his personal items on his side of the master bathroom.  All his tools in the basement are still there where he wants them.  He worked from home , in his office is all his…"
Feb 23
Miket replied to Riley's discussion Tired of grief in the group Widowed in 2016
"Riley - You are right. I feel safe and understood on this website. Like you, I can’t really talk to my kids and friends anymore about my wife. They have moved on and don’t understand why my grief persists after two years. I still give my…"
Feb 23
Riley replied to Riley's discussion Tired of grief in the group Widowed in 2016
"I understand everything you're saying and feeling.  I too have no real desire to meet anyone.  Mike, my husband, and I literally eloped in 1978 , and from there began this wonderful amazing love affair.  I think I might be able…"
Feb 22
Riley replied to Riley's discussion Tired of grief in the group Widowed in 2016
"Diva, I so so feel where you're coming from.  Yes that's why we're on this site.  We can say how we really feel and no one will freak out or no one will say whatever words of wisdom  that everyone says.  Mike and I…"
Feb 22
DIVA70 replied to Riley's discussion Tired of grief in the group Widowed in 2016
" I don't know if its my age or what. I just know that I am looking forwaed to being reinited with my husband. I hope that doesn't sounf morbid because that's not my intentions. Like you I love my kids and grandchildren and I do…"
Feb 22
Miket replied to Riley's discussion Tired of grief in the group Widowed in 2016
"Sometimes I close my eyes and try to imagine what it will be like for me when my time comes. I hope and pray that my wife will be the first one to greet me. I keep telling her that I have a huge hug saved up just for her. When she was alive it was…"
Feb 22
Tess replied to Riley's discussion Tired of grief in the group Widowed in 2016
"Riley, you hit the nail on the head with your terminology, especially the tolerance. That's about how I feel. I go through the motions devoid of geniune joy, wondering if I'll ever feel that again. Life being complicated seems like an…"
Feb 22
going.on.slowly replied to Riley's discussion Tired of grief in the group Widowed in 2016
"One thing I will mention to try is the Camp Widow weekend held in 3 places every year.  Tampa Florida, San Diego and Torinto.  It is affiliated with this website and you can find information here too.  I attended the one in Toronto in…"
Feb 21
Riley replied to Riley's discussion Tired of grief in the group Widowed in 2016
"Diva and Going on Slowly,  Thank you for responding.  I am also 59. It hurts bad to think of all the years I have left or I'm assuming I have left.  I'm really not sure I care about that anymore.  I'm not afraid of…"
Feb 21
DIVA70 replied to Riley's discussion Tired of grief in the group Widowed in 2016
"Except for the parts about the animals, tennis  and your age (I'm 71) this could have been me writing this. EVERYTHING else is exactly how I feel. I wake up each morning wondering why am I still here. My daughter did get me out of the…"
Feb 21
going.on.slowly replied to Riley's discussion Tired of grief in the group Widowed in 2016
"I am so glad I opened this up and read it.  I could swear it was me talking.  It will be 3 years February 24 that his life ended suddenly and in so many ways mine did too.  I had no idea that after 3 years I would feel, in many ways,…"
Feb 20
alwayssmilemichele replied to Riley's discussion Tired of grief in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hey Riley.  I feel a lot like you do.  I think part of it is winter blues (mostly shorter daylight hours for me since I live in a warm climate) but mostly I feel that our "life"  just plain sucks right now.   We can be…"
Jan 17
Miket replied to Riley's discussion Tired of grief in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Riley - I can relate. Your comments of getting out less and not caring about eating ring well with me. I live in Ohio and so those dreary rainy cold days don’t help things at all. I also wonder what’s the point. I do take time to be…"
Jan 1
Austin replied to Riley's discussion Tired of grief in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Reading both Riley s and Tess s comments I can relate.  My husband died a month after he turned 59.  I know I am suppose to be chipper, but it is now the third Christmas and New Years I am alone, which I think will remain forever.…"
Dec 31
Riley replied to Riley's discussion Tired of grief in the group Widowed in 2016
"Tess, No problem!  I don't expect anyone to cheer me up.  I just need a place to say what I really think, instead of the fake lines I give my friends and family.  "
Dec 31, 2018

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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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