"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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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! …"