"I had been attending a widow/widower group where there was a couple dating. They didn't talk about it to anyone. He may feel that since you are already seeing each other 3-4 weeks in a social setting that this is enough time for him dating you…"
"I am finding as time goes on that I am becoming happier in the life I have created for myself. It will be six years in April. I have time for family and friends and doing what I enjoy. I am not ready to give that up for another relationship and…"
"April 11th was five years since my husband passed. There are always things we regret that we could have done better. I was angry at my husband when he passed but eventually I was able to let go of that anger. I talk with him more now. I remind my…"
"Although I was at work when my husband passed away at home - from the moment that I found him to when they removed his body is still filled with memories. It has been five years now and I am not the person I was back then. I am not even the…"
"Sometimes it feels as though something is moving across the bed. I look for the cat but he is nowhere to be seen. One evening the cat was going crazy and chasing something on the wall. Other times it will feel like an icy finger touching my skin.…"
"Grief is like an onion being peeled. It comes off one layer at a time. Sometimes - when it hits - we feel as though we are going to go crazy. And, perhaps, in those moments, we do. Give yourself and your husband's mother a hug and toss that…"
"Dianne: Thank you for your words. I have just passed the five year mark since Jerry passed away and am finding my life has taken on new twists and turns where I am able to do the things I had not been able to do when married. Jerry lived with renal…"
"Shelley...yes, that is how it goes. When my husband passed I realized the irony of how life must go on even though our loved ones are gone. I, too, went through a time when I missed my husband very much. Time has a way of allowing us to heal. This…"
"April 11th marks the 5th anniversary of Jerry's passing. Driving to work this morning I was struck at how those last days before his passing came to mind. Again, I am asking myself if I had been too busy to give him the attention and love he…"
"dcube...I did the checkbook religiously while my husband was alive but somehow - 5 years later I still have trouble getting myself motivated to keep up with it. I've had to place most of my bills on automatic payments just so I won't…"
"April 11th is the 5th anniversary of Jerry's passing. It doesn't seem to be that long - until I look back. Today, I am not the woman I was when married to Jerry, I am not the woman I was after his passing, I am not the woman I was 4, 3, 2,…"
"I know how you feel. Making decisions on my own after being married for 35 years was and is still very difficult. I stayed in my house because my neighbor (who was also a widow) wanted me close to her but I found that as time went on she began a new…"
"Number 1 - make sure you have hotel reservations set-up either ahead of time or earlier in the day. Determine the number of miles or hours that you are willing to drive alone that day. Take into account that you may be stopping more often for breaks…"
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