"Funny you should mention this Tekwriter. I just spent a week at my daughter's house while they are on vacation taking care of her large dog and cat. I had the dog snuggled up to me every night on the bed on one side and the cat on the other…"
"This will be my 7th holiday season without my beloved husband. And still tough. Halloween was his birthday. In was a true holiday person, decorating, baking, celebrating. Now, not so much. I moved closer to my daughter last October, so I spend most…"
"LandL...I could have written your letter. I am at 6 years now. Today is the 50th anniversary of the night I met my husband. It was rather unique circumstances....like all the planets had to line up just right. I was 18 and he 19, first love. He died…"
"riet...this makes me so mad. I am at year 6 of losing my beloved husband, the love of my life. We were married 43 years and he died 4 days before our 44th anniversary. People used to say that to me also. Now I tell them I will NEVER get over it. I…"
"Feeling particularly alone, kind of depressed and missing my husband tons. I need him right now. I was diagnosed the other day with a Lacunar (sp?) stroke. It was a mini one...no idea even when I had it. But now feeling like I am sitting on a…"
"I totally get the second year thing. I could not believe it could be worse than year one, but it was. I am on year 6 now and it is marginally better, but still tough at times. Right now I am dealing with car repair issues. I know NOTHING of cars, My…"
"Maggie...I too am at 6 years. I feel like you. I am fairly content but not joy. The loneliness does creep in. I can be out having a good time and then I come home and shut that door and the loneliness of not having someone there to greet you and ask…"
"chef (john)...I have kept a journal for years. And I have looked back on entries shortly after my husband died and I too had this horrendous scrawl! And I've always had exceptionally good handwriting. But my grief was such I could not get it…"
"Gary's wife....I am so sorry for your water problems. I think when we have issues to deal with that maybe we never handled, as our husband's might have done that, it is then that the fact that we are truly alone, is driven home. I always…"
"LP...I agree...one day at a time. I have survived the last 6 years with the mantra....one step at a time. I literally lived hour by hour at the beginning. Still struggle occasionally now and remember that mantra."
"landl. (Linda) I agree..I feel like my husband held this family together. I have 4 kids and they have not all been in the same place since their Dad's funeral. I have asked for my birthday every year to just have a BBQ with all my kids present,…"
"I had just recently showed a renewed interest in cooking for myself 6 years after my beloved husband died. Then in March, I lost my little yorkie of 16 years and slid back some in my "recovery". I was in the grocery store shopping the…"
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