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SpringLight replied to Susan's discussion How Do You Live As Half of a Person...
"Things to Make Myself Feel Whole: Gone for grief counseling Given myself a makeover: a completely different hairstyle and new clothes Started power walking (until sidelined by an ankle injury) Given every room of my apartment a complete…"
May 6
SpringLight replied to Susan's discussion How Do You Live As Half of a Person...
"I do not consider taking a cooking class, training for a 5K or eating in a restaurant to be "baby steps." You're amazing!! I admire your courage."
May 6
SpringLight replied to Jill's discussion How old were you when your spouse died? How does your age affect your self-concept now that you're on your own?
"Dear Averysmom, I understand the unbearable pain you are experiencing. The feeling of being shipwrecked. After my husband's initial diagnosis, we went on dates. During one of our museum trips, I came across the following quote by a French…"
Apr 26
SpringLight replied to Jill's discussion What's scaring you these days?
"I'm scared that when I die, my pets will be separated from each other, placed in a shelter or euthanized because no one will want them. I'm scared that I'll die alone and they'll starve to death. I'm scared that I'll…"
Apr 26
SpringLight replied to kellygreenstrat (Colin)'s discussion Is It So Wrong
"I completely understand your desire to escape. Reading your post makes me wonder if that's part of the reason for my desire to travel the world. The desire to take a break from my life has been so strong that I've taken three mini trips…"
Apr 26
SpringLight replied to Donutmom4x's discussion Please tell me it's not just me...
"To directly answer your question, I have two sisters who now view me as competition for the affections of men. The change in our relationship dynamic is dramatic. They have no concept of what it means to be widowed. My husband died two and a half…"
Apr 22
SpringLight replied to Jill's discussion How old were you when your spouse died? How does your age affect your self-concept now that you're on your own?
"Hi, Sissy. I'm very sorry for your loss. Please don't worry. I don't get hung up by words. To me, it's the sentiment that counts. Our first doctor told us Gary had 6 months to live. Our immediate response was denial and doing…"
Apr 22
SpringLight replied to Jill's discussion How old were you when your spouse died? How does your age affect your self-concept now that you're on your own?
"I got married "late" in life. When I was in my mid-40s, I didn't believe I'd ever get married. And I reconciled myself to the idea that I'd never know what it was like to be married, especially as I'm not a social…"
Apr 20
SpringLight replied to Imogen's discussion Stupid People
"When I read your post, it reminded me of a collection of real responses, both negative and positive, I recorded for myself a year and a half after my husband's death as a coping strategy. When I first experienced the insensitive remarks, all…"
Apr 19
SpringLight replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Need help using the site? Ask here!
"I'm feeling anxious because some people have been sending me invites and replying to my post. After I press the accept button for invites, I've unsuccessfully tried to see their entire thread. I haven't been able to do so and thank…"
Apr 19
SpringLight replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"What a beautiful photograph! It's filled with so much joy. Thank you so much for sharing it."
Apr 19
SpringLight replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"I understand not being able to look at your photographs, Dianthus. I felt and to a certain degree still feel that way about my husband's music recordings. He was a musician, and when I asked him to make an album of flute recordings for me…"
Apr 19
SpringLight replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"Thank you for approving my membership. My condolences to all of you who have lost your beloved. My husband, Gary, lived until just before our eighth wedding anniversary. He died two and a half years ago from esophageal cancer that spread to his…"
Apr 16
Dianne in Nevada left a comment for SpringLight
"Welcome to Widville, SpringLight. I'm so very sorry for your loss, but pleased that you found us. You'll find caring support and friendship here. Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Ask here! …"
Apr 16

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At 7:47pm on April 16, 2017, Dianne in Nevada said…

Welcome to Widville, SpringLight. I'm so very sorry for your loss, but pleased that you found us. You'll find caring support and friendship here.

Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Ask here!  You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place.

Be sure to check out the HOME page for the latest news.  I look forward to getting to know you here in Widville.

 
 
 

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