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goingon (Cynthia) replied to Rich's discussion How long have you been on the Widowed Village forums?
"I found Soaring Spirits and the Widow Village forums in 2011; just a few months after Don died.  They - and of course all of the people on them -saved my life.  I don't know if I could have made it with the love and support I found…"
Oct 27, 2019
goingon (Cynthia) replied to Raven2017's discussion Group Grief Therapy- Good or bad?
"Personally, I don't like grief groups.  It's hard to mediate it so that everyone present gets their needs met, and yes, it can be very depressing.  As a widow and a therapist, I learned that 1) nothing could have ever prepared me…"
Oct 27, 2019
goingon (Cynthia) replied to Mrs.Linda's discussion Some Days are Just Sad Days
"That's true.  When we least expect, something happens that throws us for a loop."
Jul 14, 2019
goingon (Cynthia) replied to Mrs.Linda's discussion Some Days are Just Sad Days
"I was referring to the grief stages that were written by Elizabeth Kubler Ross, who wrote those stages for those who had a terminal illness.  The problem is when a grieving person expects there to be stages that will grow less and less intense.…"
Jul 14, 2019
goingon (Cynthia) replied to Mrs.Linda's discussion Some Days are Just Sad Days
"You didn't leave me in the lurch.  As a psychotherapist myself, I know there are no stages to grief, and it takes as long as it takes.  Thanks. "
Jul 13, 2019
goingon (Cynthia) replied to Mrs.Linda's discussion Some Days are Just Sad Days
"Hello.  I think what you said here is good.  And I'm glad you are doing well.  You said "since grief ended..."  Does it end?  It will be 9 years in November since the love of my life died and I'm still…"
Jul 13, 2019
goingon (Cynthia) replied to cushty1's discussion One year later and no one remembers
"A lot of the time, family and friends don't want to bring up our loved one we lost for fear of upsetting us.  They don't know that we need to hear their name; we need to hear memories other's have of them.  My brothers would…"
Jul 10, 2019
goingon (Cynthia) replied to rustyc's discussion Hello
"HI Charlie.  I'm so sorry for your loss.  You have just started this journey.  Baby steps.  Be kind to yourself and accept the grief and the sadness.  If you hold it in, you won't make any progress at all, and even…"
Jul 10, 2019
goingon (Cynthia) replied to Mrs.Linda's discussion Some Days are Just Sad Days
"It will be 9 years in November and yes, I still have those moments and days.  I will not not miss him.  When my doctor asks how my depression is, I say I'm always going to be somewhat depressed and it's situational, not…"
Jul 10, 2019
goingon (Cynthia) replied to JustLynn's discussion Do you think you’ll get married again?
"It's okay to be "picky".  After all, this is regarding someone you would presumable spend the rest of your life with.  As for you children needing a female influence, well, maybe, but I doubt they are not around other women…"
Jul 10, 2019
goingon (Cynthia) replied to JustLynn's discussion Do you think you’ll get married again?
"Never.  For a while I thought I wanted to date, but I didn't.  There will never be anyone like Don, and I don't want to go through everything that it takes to build a relationship like we had.  I can't see myself with…"
Jul 10, 2019
goingon (Cynthia) replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Need help using the site? Ask here!
"I think there was at one time a list of other SS members so we could find widowed people near us.  Does anyone know what I'm talking about?  And where is the list of regional groups?  Thank you."
Jun 19, 2019

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At 6:21pm on January 16, 2018, Thankfulheart said…

     I understand, its hard to not have your spouse next to you in a time like when your not well. I just recovered from a bad head cold and was  down for a few days.  You have to fen for your self and the days were long. It’s a Lonley journey to walk alone.  Just one day at a time and embrace the memories you once had. Look forward for a new life  with hope  better tomorrow’s. 

At 8:14pm on September 10, 2015, Spunky said…

Cynthia, It surely has taken me a long while to get back to you. Getting settled here in ABQ has been much more demanding of my energy than I expected it to be! We did get settled though (me & my cats, all three of us) and are enjoying activities here. We've had no more responses to the region, though, which saddens me; it is so difficult to meet new people! Anyway, I will be coming through Flagstaff on Oct 5 on my way back to Yuma. I will probably spend the night in a pet-friendly hotel there. Would you be interested in getting together for supper at a restaurant or some such?  Pat  BTW, I like your photos!

At 6:34pm on July 1, 2015, Missing D&Z (Heather) said…
Hi Cynthia. You didn't come on too strong. I moved to Flag knowing no one. My husband was a firefighter and EMT in Charlotte, NC. Everyone knew us. His funeral was a true firefighter funeral. After it all I finally decided I couldn't be there any more. Everyone knew our vehicle, knew me as Derek's wife, said sorry, gave me those looks. I am now teaching at NPA and I love it. I have grown to really like Flag. It would be great to meet up with you and have a friend who "gets" it. It's hard to make friends when you have gone through an experience like ours. Send me a message with your phone number and I can text or call you. I'm headed out of town most of July, but would like to meet up. Are you going to Camp Widow in San Diego? If you are, I will see you there.
At 1:31pm on March 26, 2014, JPSwifeCathy said…

Hi Cynthia--I know it took a long time to come up with an answer but IT'S GOD WHO GIVES ME THE STRENGTH--i feel so weak sometimes--I'm praying for you today!

At 4:45am on November 15, 2013, JPSwifeCathy said…
((((((Cyber HUGS all the way to California)))))). From Alabama
At 4:43am on November 15, 2013, JPSwifeCathy said…
Hi Cynthia,
I just read your note about your 3 year Sadiversary Saturday:(( So sorry Don has been gone 3 years! May God be with you --Cynthia + Don--- everyday!!it's been 18 monthes for me!! I Miss John!!! Cathy
At 9:31am on October 10, 2013, MissingCB said…
Thanks for accepting my friend request. I talked to some women in our singles group who told me David told them I was the one, he was in love & they told him to back off b/c he would scare me off. I am at the hospital freezing, waiting for a steroid injection in my neck & terrified. I am so tired of being alone & afraid. I freak out every time I have something done b/c my husband's surgery was supposed to be routine.
At 12:15pm on September 23, 2013, Germaine said…

Great!  So, my real name is Anne.  I don't know how to do the fake name/real name on this site yet.... I use "Germaine" because long ago, many years before I knew Bernie existed, I was a nun and my name was "Anne Germaine".... Bernie, who was Jewish, LOVED that I had been a nun and carried a small picture of me in full habit which he would like to show to folks we might meet at a convention or workshop... you know, "Would you like to see a picture of my wife?"  ...

Bernie was twenty years my senior so I have always known the odds were that I would outlive him and have another life beyond ours.  He was 89 when he died. I spent most of my sixties taking care of him and it was the hardest work I've ever done in my life.  Ten times harder than therapy for sure.

What kind of therapist where you?  I trained in CA, actually, with Erv and Miriam Polster down in La Jolla.  Bernie and I both trained with them in '80 and '81. A very exciting experience for us both.

What kind of work did Don do?

......when you have time.....I think we have a long time to get to know each other... thanks for being open.  

At 3:00pm on September 9, 2013, Charlie said…
You can contact me directly at [email protected] I would be happy to meet with you.
At 7:46pm on July 15, 2013, JPSwifeCathy said…

Hi Cynthia??

Thank you for for the encouragement!  coming from someone who is widowed gives it validity!  most of the time its said by someone who doesn"t know what else to say!  Like "You Look good"  and you think so I've always "looked BAD before"  LOL  I loved the post "things NOT to say"  & wanted to share!!  It's been 15 monthes now for me & I'll ALWAYS miss the ******####### outa John!  I think my secret for appearing "STRONG" is my FAITH in Jesus Christ!! He gives me peace & the hope of Heaven!        cathy=John Paul's=JP's wife


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