"Riley, I just stumbled across your conversation (I don't check in often enough) and could not believe how familiar everything you said sounded. I, too, feel surrounded with emptiness and loneliness. Lonely for John. It has been 9…"
"Hi Beloved Peach,
That's about what my sister told me to do... Cook in a large meal, but freeze in small batches. ... It will be nice when Soup Season is here. ( Cooler ) I love making soups.
I love doing that…"
"BelovedPeach, I also got into too much of a routine after Ron died and finally got tired of the lack of variety. Ron did most of the cooking before he got sick and I had piles of spices and other foods I'd never used so I started…"
"Soulmate, I hear ya loud and clear! I too have a list of all the things I miss about Mike, the sound of him pulling into the garage, him getting dressed in the morning to go to work, him laughing at Everybody Loves Raymond, him mixing up our…"
"Susan, I love to cook and bake also. Even my husband noticed how it seemed to calm me and put me in a happy place. As my husband got sicker and sicker, I either didn't have the time or I was too exhausted or tired to cook. (I cooked big meals…"
"Riley and everyone who is contributing to this thread,
Please DO NOT underestimate how hard it is to make this transition. Don't beat yourself up -- other people are not stronger or better. It is a long, long transition fraught with pain,…"
"I hear you completely! I really dislike being a "1 person life." I'm down to one vehicle, why do I need two? I too hate to cook for myself. Yet, I know quite a few people who have gotten used to being alone and enjoy it, or have…"
We got married in 1978 also. June 10th. I also went from Home to being married to Paul... I knew a few things about cooking, but he taught me the basics. It looks like our husbands were also our teachers. :-) …"
"Hi Susan, Thanks for contacting me. I don't know the answer. But maybe it depends on the marriage you had , and the length of years and the circumstances. Mike died a year ago July 27th. I've had a rough week.…"
I'm re visiting some of these subjects that I have already commented on... But this one is still as hard as it was months ago. I STILL feel like I'm half of what should be both of us. Like I'm not quite…"
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