"Hi Tess..I can so relate. I was a stay at home Mom all my life and then my Mom lived with us, plus husband and 4 kids. I was always so busy taking care of others I never had time for me. Not that I regret any of it. My husband was very gregarious…"
"Hi Athena53...I did get out of my son's in March. Went into an apartment...not a nice place, but I HAD to get out of my son's. Was not happy in the new place...old, run down place. In September I moved to a totally refurbished apartment in…"
"Wow Prissy...I could have written your letter. I am 4 years into this "journey". I was also married for 43 years to a wonderful man. My first and only love. I too am somewhat introverted. I was painfully shy as a child. My husband got me…"
"Right there with all of you. My husband will be gone 5 years in April and some days I feel like I am doing OK and others, not so good. This was a tough holiday season for me this year too. I hate New Years....just reminds me it will be yet another…"
"marybarcelos...Oh, Mary, my hear hurts for you and all you have been through. Thank you for the advice. I sent my daughter a text last night. (she prefers those) I had a couple of things I needed to bring to her, so used that as a reason to go up…"
"thank you all. Your kindness and advice is so appreciated. My daughter has 3 kids...one in college, one is 16, just started driving and the little one is 8. I miss him the most. the others are older and off doing their thing. You know. I have asked…"
"Does anyone else suffer what I call "emotional blackmail". My only daughter and family live 90 minutes from me. I go to her house frequently, but she seldom comes here. It's too far, she says. Pretty sure the distance is the same…"
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