My husband died on January 25, a little over 3 weeks ago. Does this gnawing, gut-wrenching grief ever go away??? This grief is like nothing I've experienced. I cry and I cry and I get no relief,…Continue
"I will be at Camp Widow in San Diego. My 19 year old daughter is traveling with me; she is looking forward to some beach time. We fly in from Sacramento on Thursday noon-ish and depart on Sunday afternoon. We plan on taking a taxi…"
"I am so sorry that you are going through this. Unfortunately, I had a bad experience with my Christian marriage counselor, who I went to see soon after my husband unexpectedly passed in January of this year. This man had worked with my…"
"I lost my husband in January of this year. Sometimes, I feel numb, too. A friend who lost his wife (also in January) never seems to feel that way, and tells me that it sounds like it would a good thing, to feel numb. He does not…"
"Leeky, it will amaze you how people react to your grief. They honestly have no idea. There are whole posts on this site dedicated to the stupid things people say. My husband passed 14 weeks ago today. 14 very short and 14…"
"Listen I am sorry for your loss. I lost my wife of 39 years about the same time. Some days are OK some are not. I have talked with numerous people in the same phase of life we are in. The more you converse the more we learn we are not alone. I truly…"
"I hope this photo is some comfort to you - - imagine the sea and the sun represent .... "life continues" - - the lone bird represents the widow - - eventually, another bird comes along and you realize you're not really alone."
I'm here to learn and sometimes one learns by sharing their perspectives and experiences, and then being open to what others post in response. I've also found that by "uploading" my thoughts into a forum…"
"Wow, this is so well written. My husband died in July 2016. I feel so many of things you mention, not wanting this life or hating this new life. I don't know how I'm surviving , but I am. Maybe its like you said,…"
"Early on, we all believe/think/hope that the so-called "five-stages of grief" path is linear (OK! Done with Anger! What comes next?) when it just doubles back and smacks us in the face (or gut) again. Nor are you are not "sliding…"
"This past Saturday marked 11 months since my wife lost her fight against cancer. Not a day has gone by since then that I haven't broken down at least once. Often, the grief feels overwhelming and life seems unworthy of continuing.…"
On May 3, it will be 5 months for me. Somewhere between 3.5 months and now, I found myself being able to eat. Unfortunately not eating the healthiest foods, but remember one night saying to my sister, the lump is gone, my food went down.…"
"Riley, I appreciate your thoughts and support. I am still in shock, and do not want to believe it. 11 weeks today, and it seems unreal that someone who I loved so much and built my life with is just gone. It is like nothing else.…"
"Thank you, kln82. Today marks 11 weeks exactly since my husband passed. I think that I am going backwards right now. After a few weeks of feeling reasonable (in some moments), and catching glimpses that I can make it through this,…"