"Garys wife..I totally agree with your post. I learned that lesson the hard way. That is the main reason I recently moved up nearer my daughter because she is the one who always handles everything with me...her brothers always pass it off to her. And…"
"Tekwriter...I wish you the best of luck. I had to go in for a colonoscopy just 4 months after my husband died. Same hospital. Very stressful. I just went in this summer for another one...5 years since the other, and I practically had to pay my kids…"
"Riet...the same exact thing happened to me in a supermarket. I followed a man in same size, same hair, same walk..everything. Left me sad. And when my Father passed away I swore I saw him walking into a local store. Same looks, same clothes. …"
"shelley....Just take it one step at a time...one day at a time. I agree...do not try to look to the future. Just live in that moment and get through it. that's what helped me anyway. I always felt this journey to me, was like pushing a…"
"I am at 5 years. I just moved to a new apartment.. I am missing my husband so much. I go to counseling for my depression and told her that I think it is part dark early nights, the holidays and the move. I would love to be looking forward to having…"
"I am in the process of packing to move to an apartment near my daughter,. In the process of packing, I came across an old carhart jacket of my husbands, It is tattered and very worn. I used to threaten to toss it out, but my husband always begged me…"
"So, I live in subsidized housing. Right now I am in a small city. I have 2 sons near me, but one is very busy and the other doesn't see me as his girlfriend doesn't like me. I have the opportunity to move back to the state I lived in for…"
"LP...I have always disliked the weekends since my husband died 5 years ago. Everyone is busy with family and activities, which I totally understand, but I can go the entire weekend without hearing for anyone. I think it is just because when he was…"
"No longer BergenJC: Your post hit home with me. I did not stay at the hospital overnight, just days. I could not sleep, I had a dog at home to take care of so I went back and forth. I have always regretted that. Had I known my husband would have…"
"Ron..Have you tried a grief group in your area? I found one very helpful after I lost my husband of 43 years. I found two widows in the group that I am still friends with. they understand. Until you have been through this the person will never truly…"
"Athena...so proud of you. I know how hard it is to part with things. But, you did it. I don't know if you are on facebook or what part of the country, so this may not apply. But often there are for sale groups in your town or area on facebook.…"
"Melissa...I feel for you about the weddings. I attended my friend's son's wedding 16 months after my husband died. She and friends were whooping it up and wanted me to join in, but I just could not. All I kept thinking is...my…"
"Days are the worst.. too much time to fill and not always enough things to do. I went to my counselor today and I told her that I told my son. I come here for 1/2 getting better and 1/2 something to do and someone to talk to. I really miss having…"
"Maggie...ditto on the mom thing. I so wish my Mom was still here. She would have listened and hugged me..she was my best friend too.
When I was in a grief group just a few moths after my husband died, there were maybe 10 in the group and out of…"
"LP...So sorry for the way your friend acted. I lost friends or people I thought were friends. Found some who I THOUGHT liked me..nope..it was my husband. And people can say the cruelest things. (((hugs)))
Melissa....So sorry to you about what your…"
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