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SweetMelissa2007 replied to Mary H's discussion Dating Again for those Born in the 60s in the group Born in the 60s
"Hi Mary, Sounds like you are truly not ready since your desire is not strong enough to over ride your perceived faults. However, I think siding w/caution is your best gut response to your feelings in seeing what awaits you in the world. Weeding is…"
SweetMelissa2007 replied to Viola's discussion Um No Title
"Hi Viola, Grief is so draining - mostly the anger & impatience from it going on & on & on - like tumbling around sometimes like Fight Club in thrashing about in the unknown darkness of an abyss ...Its common as well as keeps a…"
SweetMelissa2007 replied to Rich's discussion “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies” Aristotle
"Cathexis ..."
SweetMelissa2007 commented on Rainy (Misty)'s blog post I'm a weather forecast and maybe a little bit crazy
"I agree w/Callie ... Its time to convalesce & cry it out ... The time will come when you are not as weak so you can start learning to cope w/it - the raw grieve has to be released ... Suffering is much longer when running, fighting & denying…"
SweetMelissa2007 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2018
"BTW Miss Em ... The movie "Reign over Me" wAdam Sandler shows what severe trauma looks like ... I didn't truly understand what was happening to me till I saw the movie about those widowed in 9/11 - I was also on a widow board with…"
SweetMelissa2007 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2018
"(((Hugs Miss Em))) My husband was also killed in a car collision. Myself & our kids were not with him, however, we were still traumatized. Our following years were unimaginable as well as difficult for other grieving widow/ers to grasp to this…"
SweetMelissa2007 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Rainy & Shelly,Its a long process to acceptance ...Intellectually, death seems as if it would be quite easy to grasp, however, the testament to it not being true is the body automatically goes into shock to protect from the true pain of loss.…"
SweetMelissa2007 replied to Viola's discussion Um No Title
"(((Denise))) They happen b/c grief is still present - precious memories make us yearn for everything about our deceased loved one as well as our old life ... The one thing about grief is deciding what to do about it - there is no charted or linear…"
SweetMelissa2007 replied to Ninie's discussion The Love Of My Life Died at 24
"(((Hugs Annie)))It truly seems inconceivable for anyone to lose their life at such a young age while others live on into old age. Its always a shock for everyone, but not as devastating for those outside a cathected relationship ...When I became…"
SweetMelissa2007 commented on MidnightBear (Tony)'s blog post Contradictions
"Hi Tony,Contradictory - yes :-(Extreme stress & grief cause the Big 6: dazed, disoriented, distracted, disorganized, distressed & distraught ...By far the strangest if not worst contradiction is in thinking the loss of our most cherished…"
SweetMelissa2007 commented on MidnightBear (Tony)'s blog post Painful...Routine
"Tony,My answers to your questions are that I did the time while working on areas of my grief that were in need of attention ...I rarely if ever read a specific plan by others to cope w/grief for this long term journey - most of it was day to day…"
Apr 19
SweetMelissa2007 replied to Mike's discussion Making new friends in the group Widowed in 2017
"Shoosie,There's nothing bad about taking time out to convalesce. It doesn't lead to life as a hermit or agoraphobia - its doing what is best for you. Forced socializing is like running w/a broken leg. If you notice the advice tips for…"
Apr 19
SweetMelissa2007 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"(((Hugs Nayajiva)))Are you sure you are having suicidal thoughts? I had thoughts of wanting to die from overwhelming grief & stress b/c I didn't know to cope w/the death of my husband. I contemplated dying everyday for months, but not…"
Apr 18
SweetMelissa2007 replied to Shoosie2's discussion Has Anyone had any 'Strange' things happen in your house since your spouse passed? in the group Widowed in 2017
"You are very welcome! Sharing these experiences keeps everyone from thinking they're hallucinating which by the way is possible when over tired. For myself, I still get signs from Bob at any time no matter what my mood is ... BTW, the cruise…"
Apr 17
SweetMelissa2007 replied to Shoosie2's discussion A Ton of Bricks in the group Widowed in 2017
"(((Shoosie))) Its not denial preventing acceptance - it takes time - years for your entire being - heart, body & soul to adjust to the fact of your loved one's death. Even telling yourself the two of you will be together again takes time to…"
Apr 17
SweetMelissa2007 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Shelley,Yes, try using those words again & again & again ...My saying was "I did the best I could" - I said it for every guilt feeling till I felt deeply in my gut as well as intellectually accepted it was the undeniable truth. I…"
Apr 17

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March For Our Lives" ...

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"March For Our Lives" ...…


I hate June 7th ...

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Today is Bob's 10th year anniversary ...

Today our 23 year old daughter was diagnosed with MS ...

Today my 32 year old nephew was diagnosed with tumors on his pituitary gland ...

Two days after Bob's death, I had a dream of my daughter & nephews w/ravens flying around ...

Never could figure out why this particular nephew was in the dream instead of his brother who died 9 months prior ...

Not only is today's date darker, it is sadly more meaningful…


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At 1:19pm on March 27, 2018, MartyG said…

Thank you for your insightful comment to my blog "An Epiphany". While it was addressed toBay (a wonderful lady who I have chatted with in the MCR), I also felt assured reading it!! SO..thank you :)

At 8:22am on March 10, 2016, eliana said…

Welcome to Widville, SweetMelissa2007. I am truly sorry for your loss, and hope you 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.  I look forward to getting to know you here in Widville. Take care of yourself.


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