"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…"
"At the encouragement of my widow's group I went to a medium 2 1/2 years after my husband died. Not only did my husband come through - but my father did also. Recently my daughter asked me if I had gone to the medium again and I told her that I…"
"KMA2106 I understand what you are going through. It does seem unfair that someone we had looked up to for their strength for so long is gone. Allow yourself the time to grieve. I attended a class on Emotional Healing where the man demonstrated what…"
"The end of 2017 from September on marked my husband's and my birthdays, our anniversary, and holidays. It seemed this year I felt things more intensely and by December I was very depressed and crying almost as I had when Jerry first passed…"
"Yes, I understand what you mean. My husband and I had been married for nearly 35 years and we were each others Best Friends and did everything together. It has been five years but I am slowly getting to know myself (and liking myself for who I am).…"
"I am finding that as time goes on I do prefer the company of my female friends. I can be myself and if I am not my best - well, they'll accept me that way. I don't want to be looking over my shoulder and wondering if he is looking for the…"
"Yes, Belynne. I too feel the same way. It will be five years this coming April since my husband passed away. I am 61 and do not have the body I did at 22. I have come to accept that a lifetime of experiences are now etched onto my body and I have…"
"Wow! NoLongerInBergen. You really hit a core with me. It has been 4 plus years since Jerry died and this year has been a challenge for me. Both of my daughters have gone through divorces from very narcissistic men. I sold my home and moved 40 miles…"
"Riverside...I understand your pain. I had come home from work to find that my husband had passed away from a heart attack. Our youngest grandson was just 4 days old. We had been up to see him and had just returned home the evening before. Know that…"
"May your grandson always have that special grin that only his grandfather can bring to him. Our loved ones that have passed are never really very far from us. Bless you this holiday season with joy and happiness as seen through the eyes of a young…"
"I was 14 when I met my husband. 22 when we married. I can count on one hand how many men I dated between that time. My husband was one who loved me unconditionally. Always built me up. Never looked at another woman. And, we were friends. I…"
"The sadness may always be there. Some years it would come prior to the anniversary date and end with a crescendo on that day. This year the days before it seemed relatively mild with the emotions flooding into me on the day of or after. September,…"
"Dear Ken's girl - I know what you mean. For 35 years I was "Jerry's wife" - and a mother and grandmother. Then I became a "widow" and a "single" woman but I had never lived as a single woman. It's been 4…"
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