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Riley
  • Female
  • 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
"Prissy,    " He is Everywhere, and nowhere to be found. " So true... In 4 days, it will be 9 months since he passed.  Loneliness is the enemy and Silence is no longer golden.     Cooking for one sometimes…"
Aug 3
Prissy replied to Riley's discussion How do you turn a 2 person life into a 1 person life? in the group Widowed in 2016
"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…"
Aug 3
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
"Thank You! Susan"
Aug 3
catapan replied to Riley's discussion How do you turn a 2 person life into a 1 person life? in the group Widowed in 2016
"Today's mailing from What's Your Grief? Is at this link https://whatsyourgrief.com/congratulations-coping-with-grief/"
Aug 3
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 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…"
Aug 2
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
"Riley,    It's like you read my mind... Another day of being alone... Emptiness... The house is so quiet.  And who wants to cook?  Susan"
Aug 1
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
"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…"
Aug 1
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
"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…"
Aug 1
BelovedPeach replied to Riley's discussion How do you turn a 2 person life into a 1 person life? in the group Widowed in 2016
"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…"
Aug 1
daringtoday replied to Riley's discussion How do you turn a 2 person life into a 1 person life? in the group Widowed in 2016
"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,…"
Aug 1
soulmate replied to Riley's discussion How do you turn a 2 person life into a 1 person life? in the group Widowed in 2016
"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…"
Aug 1
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
"Riley!     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. :-)  …"
Jul 31
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,  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.…"
Jul 31
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,     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…"
Jul 31
Phoenixrising replied to Riley's discussion mediums in the group Widowed in 2016
"I don't think it crazy at all. I also want to connect with my spouse. I'm just worried about cost. I've heard some are incredibly expensive. "
Jul 24
Soul searcher replied to Riley's discussion mediums in the group Widowed in 2016
"   let's do it this  way  if helps ---    [email protected] "
Jul 23

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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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