"withoutJim...Much love on this your Anniversary. I don't know what it is, but I have gone through similar things with my 4 kids. I swear my husband was the only one who held this family together. He has been gone for 4 years and I barely…"
"withoutjim....OMG I could have written your letter! I ma at the 4 year 3 month mark and I still struggle each day. IF I keep really busy I am OK, but alone..not good. tried counseling AGAIN..they were no help. I moved to a different state to be with…"
"marybarcelos...The senior centers here in northern new England that I have had access to, tend to be very cliquey. If you aren't a regular then you are certainly treated like an outsider. reminded me of junior high and the cafeteria and…"
"booktime (susan) I lost my Mom 15 years ago and thought I was coping pretty well after all that time. But since losing my husband 4 years ago and going through some nasty family business and moving twice in the last 8 months because of it,…"
"Boo...It's been 4 years for me since my husband died. I listen to the "oldies" when I am driving. I find it helps with the anxiety I used to have but is getting better. But, still after 4 years there are certain songs that as soon as…"
"Maybe we should all carry lists with what we need help with and when someone asks if you need anything call me or let me know, hand them the list and say pick one then cross it off. LOL But wouldn't work as most would say,I'll get to…"
"Well said Patience(Diane)...Same with me and my husband. Never really celebrated Valentine's Day, but now every year I know I am going to be bombarded by romance movies, couples in love. Can be hard to handle for us widows. Hugs to all."
"Oh slick..how sad. Never could understand how a parent can turn on a child like that. As horrible as my son is being right now, I can never just walk away or push him aside. I will distance myself for a while, and don't think I can ever accept…"
"marybarcelos...thank you so much for the support. I am just keeping my eye on the prize as they say. Hoping to hear any day now that the apartment is empty and will be available in a couple of weeks. I'll let everyone know how it all ends up."
"Oh slick, I am so sorry for all you have going on in your life. I hope you did not think I was belittling your being alone. I truly understand loneliness. I only meant that comment for myself. I was always complaining about being alone and then this…"
"Slick..I get you. Being alone sucks. I have my little dog, but she is 14 so her days are numbered. then I will really be alone. But, like I said, This whole "experience" I have been through has showed me alone is not he worst thing. BUT..I…"
"Slick...thank you for the prayers. I am asking anyone and everyone to put me in their prayers. I need lots of positivity right now. Two of my sons said they would help move me, but have learned over the years that what is told to me does not always…"
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