"I can relate to not being able to sleep with the mind racing. My wife was on so many medicines that I hated the thought of having to take any myself. I did finally start taking one to assist with sleeping. It did help but I didn't want to have…"
"My wife grew up in a military household. They didn't hold on to many personal items due to the constant moving. She went to four different high schools in different parts of the country.
When we got our house she felt like she finally had roots…"
"Ivanna - I was concerned about my forgetfulness after my wife passed away. I even asked my doctor about it because of other family members that have dealt with memory problems. My doctor indicated that my mind was simply overloaded. He indicated…"
"The word "Happy" and Birthday just doesn't sound right together anymore. Today would have been my wife's birthday. This will be the second one that I have had to experience without her. I thought I was doing alright until I…"
"It's hard when you bump into someone that wasn't aware that your spouse is gone. My wife had so many years of other health problems that anyone that might have known her does not always know about the cancer. So when they ask how she is…"
"Hello Texas, it going on 3 years that my wife has been gone. It has gotten a little better for me, but will never be the same without her. This site has shown me that we all grieve differently, but no matter how it your own personnel choice. And…"
"Welcome Texas! Just wanted to say hello to my fellow Texan. I am sorry for your loss.
I am a recent widow (8 mos tomorrow) and mother of a soon to be 18 year old daughter. We live in East Texas, but originally from the DFW…"
"This time of year is the hardest for me. Last month would have been my 40th. wedding anniversary. This month would have been my wife's 61st. birthday. And next month will mark two years since I lost her. It's still so hard to understand.…"
""I am still so lost" is a good phrase for the way I feel at times also. I am almost two years out and the void keeps showing up. I have thrown myself deep into my work (which wasn't to hard since I was pretty well a…"
"Welcome Texas: I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you found your way to this site. I hope you will find the same comfort and understanding here at Widowed Village that I have. In the beginning I just read the blogs and posts and…"
Hello Texas, it going on 3 years that my wife has been gone. It has gotten a little better for me, but will never be the same without her. This site has shown me that we all grieve differently, but no matter how it your own personnel choice. And that unless you have been through the loss of your spouse you can't really under stand what it's like.
Welcome Texas: I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you found your way to this site. I hope you will find the same comfort and understanding here at Widowed Village that I have. In the beginning I just read the blogs and posts and lurked in chat. Post and join us in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It".
I am sorry for your loss. It soesn't help that you already had issues before your wife's passing. I had 18 months of watching my husband slowly fade away to complications from dementia and Parkinsonism. When he passed, in a hospice, on palliative care, I was still in shock. The heart aches. Don't let anyone tell you to be strong...cry if you want.
I am so sorry for your loss. I'm also "from Texas" but the Dallas area. I am trying to relocate to your neck of the woods. It would put me closer to my children. Are there any support groups in your area? I have found a few in Dallas in which we go to dinners but mainly just get together w/people w/a common thread--the loss of our loved ones. This site has been so helpful for me (also born in the 50's) and I hope you find solace here. Since you are newly widowed, you may want to check out the group about the insensitive things people say so you are not blown away when they are said to you. And, just jumping into the "chat" room sometimes gets me through the day or night.
So sorry for the reason you’re here but glad that you’ve joined us. You’ll find insight, understanding and support here at Widowed Village. We’re traveling the same journey together some further down the road than others. Join a group when you’re ready to get better connected. Participate in a forum and/or chat anytime. If you have questions, feel free to ask. There is always someone around willing to help.