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Lisa commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2019
"Sarah, I know what you mean about all the plans that will never happen now--that is a big part of it for me. Every day there are so many things that make me think of something we talked about or wanted to do together. It's not just big and fun…"
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CvilleSarah commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2019
"Debra and Jonathan, Those trips sound really cool, although I couldn’t imagine how yours ended Jonathan :(. Geez! I can’t believe how stuff like that happens sometimes. Just doesn’t make any sense.  I’ve never been one…"
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JONATHAN commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2019
"Want to back up what Debra said about traveling with Road Scholar.  If you want a roommate they will find one and if they can't they will change only the double rate.  In addition, I can not sing the praises for Road Scholar…"
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SilverAnniversary commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2015
"I am very cynical and don't trust anybody. But Paul is no longer associated with the company. Hasn't been in years.  Plus there was little mention in the press about the accident or the trials. He has nothing to gain from associating…"
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rmm replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion US: MID-ATLANTIC in the group Connect with others in your area
"I'm so sorry to hear that.  My boyfriend also had that before we were together, among his many health issues.  It is definitely so much easier to speak to those who know our life, so feel free to reach out if you ever need to…"
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Mary H commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2015
"If my experiences had made me cynical, I would say it was a pretty good public relations move for your CEO to raise all of that money for the injured workers charity when his corporation was facing a lawsuit, and that a numbers guy would know…"
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Debra commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2019
"I just returned from a trip to Iceland with my daughter. It was with Road Scholar which is a program for “older” people. I was going to go alone, but my 30 yr old daughter wanted to go and I said ok since I might not be ready to travel…"
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kiki replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion US: MID-ATLANTIC in the group Connect with others in your area
"I live in the Finger Lakes area in NY.  I lost my husband on Nov. 20th,2019.  Would love to connect with others that are going through the same thing.  It is so much easier to talk to people that know exactly what you are feeling."
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The first ever Camp Widow® Australia will take place in Brisbane on Saturday 16 May, 2020. This will be a one-day program, based…Continue

LGBTQ+ Camp Widow Pop-Up coming to LA

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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 4 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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I'm participating in the Widowed Blog Hop this month. Be sure to check out the other participants and leave them some comment love. For the largest list of blogs by Widowed folks, check my blog roll here. To add yours to the list,…

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At 1:41pm on August 25, 2019, Morgana (Janet) said…

Welcome and so sorry for the reason you are here. I am glad you joined us  and sorry you are a member of the club no one wants to belong to. Please join us in chat when you can.

At 4:11pm on July 23, 2019, Daisyluv said…

Hello,

My husband died from an aortic dissection on December 16,2017. He had just turned 60 the month before. We were married for 36 years. I met him when I was 15 and married at 17. I always miss my husband and I don’t see that ever changing. I feel like I am doing better most days but I still have days that I just can’t believe he is gone. It helps to hear the story of others and to know that how I am feeling is not unusual and that I am not alone. I have three grown daughters,one still lives with me thankfully. It has been 19 months since my life and being changed forever.

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
 
 
 

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