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Estragon commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2020
"Carousel - You're right about avoiding the heavy drinking thing... I tried that, and all it got me was a hangover on top of all the other problems. Lynne - my wife died about a week later, and I think I'm in much the same place as you...…"
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Lynne commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2020
"I was one of the early members of this group. I think there were 4 or 5 of us when I first joined. I sure wish we could have been the last of this group, but of course that wasn't the case. My husband died suddenly on January 23rd, 2020.…"
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Carousel commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2020
"I'm sitting here reading and listening to an Amazon Prime video sounds of Pacific Ocean waves at night.  My wife and I always missed the sound of the ocean all these years living in landlocked Oklahoma.  Such an ugly state for the…"
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phyllis replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion US: SOUTH - ATLANTIC in the group Connect with others in your area
"Hi, Howard, So tell us about your wife."
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howard J replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion US: SOUTH - ATLANTIC in the group Connect with others in your area
"seems not too many people on here lately .  just feeling lonely ."
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howard J replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion US: SOUTH - ATLANTIC in the group Connect with others in your area
"my email is [email protected]"
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howard J replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion US: SOUTH - ATLANTIC in the group Connect with others in your area
"any one on here from or near brevard  county , floirda ? i live in melbourne( east centrtal florida) I am 70 yrs young , lost my wife (Gayle) nov. 24,2019.  if you live near me ...please respond?"
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Riskybiz commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Justinjuice, My condolences for your wife's passing.  My loss was also sudden, and very unexpected.  He was my love, the love of my life.  We were married for 45 years, he died a week before Christmas Eve.  We were also…"
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Check out what we've been discussing in our weekly Zoom sessions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Soaring Spirits Jul 25. 1 Reply

We've been sharing some good info in our Zoom sessions that other members may also find helpful.  PBS documentary "Speaking Grief" - available through July 30…Continue

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During today's Widowed Village Zoom call, we discussed things we could do to fill our days. Maybe something we used to enjoy doing that we haven't done since our loss. "Curiosity is your friend", as…Continue

Weekly ZOOM Meetings

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Our weekly Zoom meetings are giving our members an opportunity to 'see' each other, share their story, ask questions and learn they are not alone with the things they are experiencing and…Continue

ZOOM Meetings in Widowed Village

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We're hosting weekly Zoom meetings for our Widowed Village members and have had some wonderful sharing and good conversations. Widowed in 2020:  Tuesdays at 10am Pacific TimeAll Widowed Village…Continue

Telethon for HOPE

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While you're forced to stay at home, here's a little something to enjoy today and tomorrow, May 1-2, 2020.Beginning at 12:00 PM PDT Friday, May 1, and running through Saturday, May 2, at 10:00 PM PDT…Continue

Camp Widow Australia!

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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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MAY Anniversaries, Birthdays and Other Special Days

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APRIL Anniversaries, Birthdays and Other Special Days

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MARCH Anniversaries, Birthdays and Other Special Days

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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?
  • Feel free to add tears to any…
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Awkward: A conversation in year 6 of widowhood

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First grade assignment. (She's a much better writer…
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Pet Peeve: Boundaries

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 7:00am 31 Comments

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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