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irishlady (jan) commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Tekwriter.....your comment I'll pop them with my purse" made me giggle. I know the feeling well. It will be 6 years for me in April and the sadness comes and goes throughout the year, some months worse than others.I am in a sad period now…"
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Tekwriter commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Thank you all, although it is sad to know I am not alone. I did not know it was a depressing time for most people. March is a super depressing time for me because I lost both my mother and younger brother in March. Although that pales in comparison…"
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KJPE commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Thank you, CarLady, riet, Barzan, Roxi & booktime....I have been somewhat horrified to experience so much more despair, horror, disbelief, & deep sadness this January, and now I know that I'm not alone in this and that January's…"
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Charlotteelsie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2015
"Thanks for all your comments. I have had some lessons about vulnerability over the holiday period.  I too at 61yrs feel 80yrs at times. I dated one man twice but felt uneasy and he was the exact opposite of my partner and realised luckily. I…"
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CarLady commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"My dear Riet, I also find it difficult to attend some anniversary and birthday celebrations knowing Bill can have no more birthdays and we will have no more anniversaries.  I try to attend but I find it depends on the demeanour of the hosts…"
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riet commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"The prospect of the coming year without him makes me frightened and depressed. I know that many beautiful things are coming. But everything will be without him. How do I do that? How can I then enjoy it? Yesterday there were suddenly two invitations…"
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Barzan commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I have to agree that January is a very difficult month - even after 7 years.  I also feel some relief for getting through the holiday months.  Here in Colorado, we have many days of sun so for me, January isn't bleak but the reminder…"
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CarLady commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"The start of a new year is depressing for me. Another long year to get through without my dear husband. And, Canadian winter January through March is cold, dark, snowy, icy and bleak.  Christmas was easier this time, our 6th without him,…"
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Has anyone had your adult children blame you for their father/mother's death?

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We Need to be Human, Together by Michele Neff Hernandez

Posted on July 28, 2016 at 10:51am 4 Comments

Michele posted these words on her Facebook page this morning and I felt they were important to share here. 

I've been thinking over the past several weeks about hate.

Each time a new attack on humanity is perpetrated, my heart just aches, and a feeling of helplessness looms. How do we combat this kind of hate? When you aren't sure from which corner or from what source violence will suddenly assault your mind, your heart, and for…

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Holiday Management Tips for Anyone Grieving the Loss of Someone They Love This Holiday Season

Posted on December 13, 2015 at 10:36pm 3 Comments

  • Give yourself permission to feel how you feel about a particular holiday, or the holidays in general. Mixed feelings are normal too...you may find yourself okay one day and not okay the next. Try to go with the emotional flow.
  • Don't be afraid to consider doing something totally different for this year or one for one particular holiday. You are living with changes to your holidays that you didn't choose...why not make some you do choose?
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Awkward: A conversation in year 6 of widowhood

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Pet Peeve: Boundaries

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At 6:30am on March 8, 2018, Beansy said…

I meant not concerning.

At 6:30am on March 8, 2018, Beansy said…

Ihave had one message from Cristacoix which was not concrrning beans

At 8:34am on July 9, 2017, Pathfinder said…
My husband passed away suddenly in May of 2016, so it's been just over a year. I didn't think I'd survive the first year. Now that I have, I'm trying to understand what I need to be happy. Right now, without having Greg to share life, dreams, and goals with, I feel isolated and alone. I don't want to let go of the connection that I have with Greg, but I also want to feel alive again. I'm trying to understand how to build a new path for my life without loosing my connection with him. I'm hoping that Camp Widow might be helpful with this. Has anyone found help with this from Camp Widow and/or though any books, therapy groups, etc.?
At 6:07am on January 30, 2017, spiritual dragonfly (Linda) said…
Thank you for the welcome.....today marks 108 days since I lost my husband of 14 years.....he was best friend..my rock..my everything..........he took a piece of me with him when he left...now I'm just trying to find my way to live again...
At 7:07pm on October 12, 2016, Cascade said…

Thanks for the welcome. I am brand new here. My husband of 25 years died very suddenly on December 30, 2015. We have 3 sons, who were at the time 24, 19 and 17. All of the widows I know in my community are 20+ years older than me.

At 7:39pm on January 13, 2016, Barry (widower2007) said…

Hello all, I was here before, but ran into comp problems. My wife passed on Valentines Day 2007.

At 9:35am on November 18, 2015, baranik said…

Thanks for the welcome comments. I am new to chat rooms. I feel like I should have it together but even after 15 years I miss my daughter who drowned while I was at work and my husband died 2 years later from `cancer leaving me with 3 boys to raise. My mother died 3 years latter from cancer. People think I am strong but that is a lie. I force myself to work as I do not have a money tree and to volunteer at different  places other wise I would not leave the house. The sadness is overwhelming at times and I wonder how other people deal with it

At 9:01am on July 1, 2015, Elaine said…
Hi Supa, I'm fairly new to widowed village.org and still trying to navigate the site. I've joined the born in the 40's or earlier. My husband died February 20, 2015..
It's good to have this place to connect with others going through the same thing. Thank you for befriending me.
Elaine
At 4:32pm on May 4, 2015, Sad One said…

Thank you, Soaring Spirits, for the warm welcome!

At 7:23am on February 28, 2015, Just.me said…
I just want you to know that you have made a difference for the good, for me and many others.
 
 
 

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