Our (yours and my) lives parallel so much I had to write, but first, I am so very sorry that you lost your husband. I lost mine Oct. 20, 2011. Even after almost 18 mos. I am still trying to understand that he really is gone.
"Perhaps because of my age (60) or maybe because of the special relationship my husband and I had, or maybe it's just my temperment, but I will not date anyone and have no intention of it, ever. My husband and I met a little late in life...I was…"
"eb, it is very hard when we're sick. After I lost my husband 15 mos. ago, I moved into a city and state I don't know (and don't much like) because my elderly mother was here. A year later I have found it's not only hard to take…"
"Bless your heart. M'lady. 2 months is still way, way too new for anyone to talk to you like that. What was she thinking?! You can come here and gripe, cry or just talk your little heart out all you want. That's what we're all here…"
Marsha is right - it's really hard to imagine if you'll feel better later or now about selling the house. Widows are like snowflakes, all so unique in our grief that even you will be surprised at yourself sometimes. If you are…"
"Ann, My husband will be gone 1 year on the 20th of October. If I hadn't had to move, I doubt I would have taken anything out of his dresser drawers or closet. As it is, they still all remain packed and stacked in the apartment I moved to. I…"
"I'm a northerner who has lived longer in the south Tennessee, Florida and Louisiana) than in the north (northeast Ohio). Even when i lived in Australia, I lived in the state of South Australia, lol. I'm near Nashville and am constantly…"
"I know this is an old thread, and I'm a fairly new member but I'd like to share my experience.
I lost my husband October 20, 2011 and had to move out of our apartment on December 5th. We had owned our own homes all our married life until…"
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I'm so sorry for your loss Dianne, but I'm glad you've joined our wonderful community. I hope you will find the same peace and comfort here that I have over the past 10 months. None of our journeys are exactly alike, and we may all be at different points on our trip but traveling together with others that understand is still better then being alone. We would all love to join you on your journey. Welcome.
Welcome Diannerose: 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".
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.