"Debbie and Tearsflow - I also had a situation with a neighbor who always did handyman work for us. He lives around the corner in his girlfriend's house. Last September he came over to do some work and started telling me about one of…"
"Sherry - my husband's birthday was a week after he passed away last January so it was all a blur. I have the year anniversary coming up on January 25th and then his birthday on February 4th... For all the milestones last year, I put…"
"Sherry - I had the exact same situation in February. When I was at the bank, the (very) young banker kept smiling at me and telling me how lucky I was to be able to pay off my mortgage. He was very chatty and I finally spoke up when he…"
"I have also stayed away from technology. On T-day, I made sure that my kids and I took a really nice photo of the 4 of us. At dinner, my boys place an empty chair between them while my brother-in-law held a beautiful tribute. I also added my…"
"I agree with Sherry about all the stupid details. I'm 10 months out and have only removed my hubby's name from the basic stuff where I had no choice (like when I set up a living trust for my kids and had to create an entirely new…"
"I had the same issue. I was wearing his wedding ring on my right middle finger, my anniversary band on my right hand and my wedding/engagement on my left. They were all very loose and it made me nervous. Around the same time, I…"
"Hopefully someone has a great idea of how to meet other people "like us".... and can share... It's Friday night... my daughter was at Disneyland all day for a leadership conference (obviously I live in Southern California), my…"
"WittyBlondeWolverine - too bad we don't live in the same state! You're obviously a big Michigan fan (doing great this season!!!) and I'm a UCLA alumni (they suck right now but that's another story), and I love wine also.…"
"I know I'm not ready to "meet" guys... but it would be nice to hang out with people other than couples... which is what I'm trying to find. If I can get myself motivated, I will explore Meetup... but these days if it's…"
"I was invited to a friend's Halloween party on Saturday. Her daughter and mine are very good friends and she wanted to find a place for both of them since it was an adult party. The more I thought about it, I just couldn't go.…"
"I have been seeing a grief therapist since August (right after my oldest went away to college). It's been very helpful to talk out all the frustrations/anger about the last year - my husband was sick last year, then misdiagnosed…"
"I have been reconnecting with a lot of my junior high/high school friends in the last few months and I feel very comfortable with all of them, even though I haven't seen many of them in 30+ years. I think I'm realizing that I need to…"
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