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"Hugs, Melissa. Shelly, I'm almost envious. People were asking me when I was going to begin dating when I hit four months, because I was supposed "to get on with my life". I'm a few days short of hitting the eight-year mark--and…"
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"I know what you mean, Melissa.  Can't get away with the total indulgence in sadness anymore.  Almost 20 months now.  People are less sympathetic, less patient.  Can feel the judgment.   Your son's wedding-  of…"
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"Nothing is too whiny for us..this is place to let it all out, because, honestly, where else can we? a son’s wedding without your husband sounds really tough! With these kinds of family things, I find it helps to talk to my husband in my head-…"
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Melissa commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Hi riet, I posted it here, but deleted it. It sounded too whiny. My son is getting married on the 27th, and I just don't know how I'll get through the wedding without Gilbert."
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Melissa commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
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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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  • 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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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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