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Who Was/Wasn't "There" for you?

Started this discussion. Last reply by bethsheba Apr 4, 2012. 8 Replies

I understand that dealing with grief makes other people uncomfortable. They don't know what to say or do.  Sometimes they just disappear.  After your loss did it surprise you who was "there" for you…Continue

Belated Christmas Gift from my late husband

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juls Mar 28, 2012. 1 Reply

The most awesome thing happened yesterday. I got a present in the mail.  A christmas card from 2010 came back as undeliverable.  Seriously, over a year ago it finally came back.  Inside was a…Continue


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bethsheba replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion When did you remove your wedding rings?
"Losing one's spouse IS different. Sounds like you should keep wearing your wedding band. I wore mine on my left hand for 5 years.  I still wear my widow's ring.  My wedding ring doesn't fit on my right. So sorry for your…"
Jun 20, 2018
bethsheba commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2011
"you guys make me feel better. thanks"
May 5, 2015
bethsheba commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2011
"somebody asked me this weekend how long Joe had been gone. when I said 4 years they said "my how time flies"  i'm not sure if I said it or not but I was like "yeah for you"  I don't know why her comment hurt…"
May 5, 2015
bethsheba commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2011
"we are still grieving, even after 4 years. for some reason anger is a natural part of the grieving process.  I hate that but its life. Grief has a way of jumping up and biting you in the butt when you least expect it.  At least you…"
May 1, 2015
bethsheba replied to Mary H's discussion Advice on Vacations in the First Year?
"your non-widowed friends mean well but they don't get it. stay home. at least for a while first vacation I took without hubby was a cruise with the "red hats". plenty of widows in that group! while the cruise was amazing I was still…"
Apr 28, 2015
bethsheba commented on Denise's blog post Widow ,what a sad name :(
"Gosh I get this. I hate having to be here, to be a widow. The travel thing is an issue for me too. don't want to go alone but don't have anybody I want to take with me."
Apr 28, 2015
bethsheba replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion When did you remove your wedding rings?
"I am appalled too.  Unfortunately it sounds like he assumed it was a date.  I call this an "accidental date" I had been out fo the dating game so long I forgot about strange men's intentions.  Anytime you go out to…"
Oct 15, 2014
bethsheba commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2011
"Do you guys get visits from your spouse in your dreams? During my first year of grief it happened frequently. now not so much and I don't always recognize him. it isn't until after I am awake I realize ...that was Joe"
Oct 14, 2014
bethsheba replied to Dianne in Nevada's discussion For those who do not want to date ...
"WOW what a position to be in... "husband had the opportunity to tell me how he felt about that - and he couldn't bring himself to give me his permission"    may I ask how that happened?  I remember a conversion with my…"
Aug 3, 2013
bethsheba replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion When did you remove your wedding rings?
"yesterday...somebody I hadn't seen in a while asked me if I had remarried. Akward.   its been 2 years"
Jun 27, 2013
bethsheba replied to cupspinner's discussion Unwanted Attention? How to deal.
"I tell them "thank you very much but i'm spoken for...but i'm very flattered you asked"   nice way of turning him down gotta tell you i was amazed about how much and who the attention came from  "
Jun 26, 2013
bethsheba commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2011
"LucyGoo...if the family can aford such a nice place to eat they can afford a babysitter."
Jun 26, 2013
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Aug 6, 2012
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Jun 24, 2012
bethsheba replied to Brian's discussion Girlfriend doesn't like to see picture of my late wife
"LOTS of people equate a divorce with being a widow.  They are (pardon me for lack of a better word) just ignorant."
May 24, 2012
bethsheba replied to Carol Scibelli's discussion People Assume...fill in the blank or tell your incident/moment...
"gaw!!!   now I just want to slap someone. I get that too (Joe was 25+ older than me) also folks ASSume we married for money.  "
May 24, 2012

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At 2:47pm on April 4, 2012, Lee said…

Thank you for friending me.  I enjoyed the chat and look forward to many more.  Lee

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At 6:34pm on March 26, 2012, Lisa (lost) Lamb said…

I'm so sorry for your loss Beth, but I'm glad you've joined us on this healing journey. I wish none of us ever needed a place like this, but now that we do it's so much better to travel with friends at our sides. You will find great comfort and understanding here, you will also make many new friends along the way. I joined 9 months ago and would still be lost without everyone here.This is a safe environment to discuss anything you need, and you will never be judged. I know I have found many topics that my friends and family just don't understand or don't want to discuss. But here everyone is so very open and understanding it will put you at ease. Welcome and please join in when your ready.

At 2:58pm on March 26, 2012, wannabmartha said…

So sorry for the reason that 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.


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