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Riley
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  • Winder, GA
  • United States
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Susan replied to Riley's discussion How do you turn a 2 person life into a 1 person life? in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Riley,    One of these we'll be able to do the things we want to do without the weight of so many memories bogging us down. I love sharing memories with my Grandson, He's just a baby, but I still talk to him about Grandpa. It…"
Nov 26
Susan replied to Riley's discussion How do you turn a 2 person life into a 1 person life? in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Athena,    Wish I knew how to scan... It would give me something to do.  ... Thank You for sharing...  I like your saying. Susan"
Nov 26
Athena53 replied to Riley's discussion How do you turn a 2 person life into a 1 person life? in the group Widowed in 2016
"Most of the time I think I'm OK-  I even booked a trip to Edinburgh and Paris in September and am really happy about it- but this early winter darkness is doing a job on my brain.  Tonight after gathering with friends for a…"
Nov 25
Riley replied to Riley's discussion How do you turn a 2 person life into a 1 person life? in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Susan, It's amazing at all the things this past yea thatr have been painful.  I couldn't listen to music on the radio, I couldn't shop, I couldn't sleep, still can't sleep, couldn't go to our restaurants,…"
Nov 25
Susan replied to Riley's discussion How do you turn a 2 person life into a 1 person life? in the group Widowed in 2016
"UPDATE:     I can now watch TV without hurting... But I still can't sleep right.  Dec. 7th 2016... is the day he passed away. :-( Susan"
Nov 25
Tate2701 replied to Riley's discussion How do you feel about your grown children's way of dealing with death in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi, Riley. Maybe you have picked up on it a little already, that their relationship with their father was different to the relationship that you had with him, so how you are grieving is different? I'm sure they must be grieving but having…"
Nov 19
Riley added a discussion to the group Widowed in 2016
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How do you feel about your grown children's way of dealing death

Hi all, I have two daughters.  They are both married and have children.  Does it bother you that your grown children seem to handle the death of their father so differently.  I guess kids expect their parents to die first.  And They have their husbands and their whole life ahead of them.  I know they are hurting, but I  don't know much about their pain.  We don't talk much about it.  It seems like they are just picking up where they left off, and I'm feeling like my life sucks and is over. See More
Nov 17
Riley replied to Don's discussion With the holidays upon us... in the group Long-Term Illness
"Nobody knows what to say to us.  I know its not fair, but if people do say something like what you listed above, it makes me mad. It also makes me mad that people and family pretend my husband didn't die.  Life goes on for them same…"
Nov 17
Susan replied to Riley's discussion facing the night in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi!     Tomorrow the church I go to is holding a Mass for all of those who passed away last year. Linda, The lady who organizes this every year told me that there is a candle with Paul's name on it. So I'll be there…"
Nov 1
Susan replied to Riley's discussion facing the night in the group Widowed in 2016
"Riley!    I love the picture! Cute overalls. ;-) I bought Summit a pair. He might be big enough to wear them next year.   Sometimes I Crave to be held.  Just human contact. It sure helps to know that there are others who…"
Oct 23
Riley replied to Riley's discussion facing the night in the group Widowed in 2016
"susan,  Yes!  It's wonderful to hold my grandson.  I love it when he lays his head on my shoulder and I can hug him tight. I hug him and always think about Mike.  I was thinking that no one holds me like that anymore.…"
Oct 21
Susan replied to Riley's discussion facing the night in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Riley!    When I first help my Grandson, I told him that his Grandpa was watching him from Heaven.  I guess it's what you call Bitter Sweet.  Your right, it doesn't take away the pain.  But it does help a…"
Oct 20
Riley replied to Riley's discussion facing the night in the group Widowed in 2016
"Susan,  yes it feels just like existing, breathe in and out, eat, sleep etc.  I fear the winter months my self.  Last winter I was really worried.  I don't know why , but it scares me.  The days are darker earlier, its…"
Oct 20
Susan replied to Riley's discussion facing the night in the group Widowed in 2016
"HI Riley,   Lately, I have just been staying home in my house. Unless I HAVE to go somewhere. I guess you could call this " Me Time ."  Time to think, read Paul's letters.      Fall and Winter were our…"
Oct 19
Susan replied to Riley's discussion facing the night in the group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Racing Fan,     I think I know how you feel. When I crochet, it's always in front of the T.V.  And it hurts. Paul isn't there to ask if it looks any good, etc.      Fall & Winter is here... Our…"
Oct 19
Racingfan60 replied to Riley's discussion facing the night in the group Widowed in 2016
"The nights are the worse for me because my sons are ages 24 and 20 and they are both single and in the prime of their lives and I don't want them to think they have to take care of me so they go  out with their friends at night  and I…"
Oct 17

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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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