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dougn52
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dougn52 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"going.on.slowly I thought cemeteries did this for people."
Oct 2
dougn52 commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"The tears don't stop after 3 years.  It  does get better but it is not a straight line up.  There are ups and downs and, of course, we never forget.  We learn to live with it."
Jun 12
dougn52 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Sheena, Well, even though you don't want to date, you did not choose to be alone.  At this point, you certainly don't need someone telling you what to do.  Someday if you want to date, then you can.  You are still very young…"
Apr 12
dougn52 commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"Hope,Tomorrow will be 3 years for me and I feel that way much of the time.  I work and that keeps me busy during the day,but it is very hard to  fill the hours when I am not at work.  It seems like I am killing time a lot of the time.…"
Jan 13
dougn52 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"What I meant is that after some time when I had a flashback, I could make my mind think of something else and eventually they went away."
Jan 11
dougn52 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"H John, It will be three years since my wife died Jan 14th.  I'll spare you the details, but I found her and it took over a year before the flashbacks went away.  Eventually I could get my mind on something else and then they stopped…"
Jan 11
dougn52 commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"Debz, I understand, but material things are just that.  The memories, cards, letters, etc. are the important things.  Those are the things I will keep, also, besides just a couple of pieces of furniture that were from my wife's…"
Jan 3
dougn52 commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"Congratulations IFroggie4635. Gwamma, I  know how you feel about moving, but there are a lot of reasons for someone to  move.  For me, I'm planning to move to simplify my life until I figure out what I want.  Right now…"
Jan 3
dougn52 commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"It will be three years Jan 14 since my wife died.  I'm getting ready for work and really missing her. "
Jan 3
dougn52 commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"WidowedDad2014, If you and your kids are happy, don't worry about anyone that criticizes you.  Merry Christmas"
Dec 23, 2016
dougn52 commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"Hang in there MickeysLove2, I know you are decorating for your son.  But before, I'm sure you also decorated and did things for your son and your husband at Christmas.  It's harder now, but we always did things for other people…"
Dec 22, 2016
dougn52 commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"Froggie4635, I feel much the same way as you do this week.  This is my third Christmas without my wife and it isn't easier, but other people don't seem to understand that unless they are going through the same thing.  I used to…"
Dec 22, 2016
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Dec 18, 2016
dougn52 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Shirlene, You are alone in a tough situation with a lot of responsibility.  Anyone would be in a Funk.  And of course it makes you miss your husband even more.   I'm a little older than you, but I know it is really hard to…"
Dec 18, 2016
dougn52 commented on lowrsr (Sherry)'s blog post Unfinished Business
"You are doing the hardest thing you will ever have to do.   I spent the first three weeks in my bedroom.  I ran out of vacation and had to go back to work.  Then I spent the next 6 months at work or in my room.  Then I…"
Dec 15, 2016
dougn52 commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"Mo, sometimes I am struck by how similar my experiences/feelings are to others on this site.  I know exactly how you and your daughter feel.  I had the same fear exactly.  But, maybe I am at a different point in the process-I'm…"
Nov 23, 2016

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At 8:30am on September 6, 2016, wannabmartha said…

So sorry for the reason that you’re here but glad you’ve joined us. You’ll find insight, understanding and support here at Widowed Village. We’re traveling the same road 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. Below is a link that you might find helpful as a new member.

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