"Have you thought about grieve counseling, either in a group setting or individual? I started individual sessions before my husband died as there wasn't a support group for his illness locally and after his death, I joined both the widows…"
"Within 4 weeks, it's been Rick's birth date, Father's Day, the loss of our dog and next Saturday, the 15 th it will be a full year without Rick at my side. I was having more good days then bad but haven't been able to get…"
"Struggling with the weekends myself. The blues start around noon on Friday. Friday night was steak night at our house. In the summer, we spent the entire evening on the deck, listening to music, talking, sharing a bottle of nice red wine. I've…"
"Tate, I totally understand the feelings around couples. Thankfully, none of my family, friends or friends of friends or co-workers have lost a spouse. Absolutely no one has been through this. All friends and family members over the…"
"I was 55 last summer when my husband died from early onset Alzheimer's at the age of 58. Our ages set us apart from most couple's dealing with an Alzheimer's diagnosis and it continues to make me feel like I don't fit in…"
"Leeky, I'm so sorry for your loss.
You and your husband have been through a lot. My husband of 25 1/2 years passed just over 9 months ago after suffering from early onset Alzheimer's for about 5 years. Comfort for me comes from knowing…"
"I am so very sorry about your sister's diagnosis. Alzheimer's is horrific. Rick progressed so fast that he skipped through the worst parts of it and for that. I'm grateful that his journey is over.
"Thank you so much! Only those of us who have lost our partners can understand this level of grief. We've lost the person, the relationship and the hopes and dreams for the future.
I made the choice, about 3 months ago that I do want…"
"I do think a long illness helps in a few ways. We get the chance to get everything in order, to say what we want to, sometimes even if they don't understand. I have no guilt and very little regrets. Watching our loves suffer…"
Did your DH pass from a long illness? My husband had early onset Alheimer's and I feel that illness has played a big part in my grief journey. I had to accept the reality of his diagnosis and his death long before…"
"I'm new to this group but I've been helping others for a couple of years who like me have (or had) a spouse with Early Onset Alzheimer's and I've shared some of my experiences so far in this widowed journey and they have…"
About a week after Rick passed, my daughter called me to tell me that she had an extremely vivid dream of Rick walking through a doorway with a huge smile on his face, laughing and he was so happy. He picked her up and…"