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Getting through the first holiday season

Started this discussion. Last reply by MissingCarolyn(Steve) Dec 8, 2014. 23 Replies

 usually love the holidays but this year it will be so different. Any ideas/suggestions on how to honor our loved ones memory or how to handle family get togethers. Part of me doesn't want to plan…Continue

Teaching School

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cath Aug 9, 2014. 2 Replies

Any other teachers out there with advice for how to juggle the responsibilities of teaching with the emotions of grieving? My husband died 3 months ago of a sudden heart attack. This coming week we…Continue

Tips on safety for traveling

Started this discussion. Last reply by daisy Aug 2, 2014. 11 Replies

I am going on my first big trip without my wonderful husband. He died 4 months ago. I will be visiting my mom who is elderly and she needs me to come see her.  I am a little nervous. I will be…Continue


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kln82 commented on Dianne in Nevada's group Widowed in 2014
"It seems surreal that my husband has been gone 3 years. He passed away April 2014.  I miss him so much. I find that I am doing better at daily tasks and am starting to enjoy life a little. But I find that I get really sad when seasons change or…"
Jul 15, 2017
kln82 replied to Anna's discussion Are you able to read a book?
"I had the same problem with reading after my husband died. I love to read and suddenly my comprehension and attention just weren't there. At first I could only read very short articles such as Readers Digest.  The second year I gradually…"
Jul 15, 2017
kln82 replied to Nance63's discussion the brain on grief
"Going though grief does affect our brains. I felt like I was ADD for the first 2 years. I would forget things, I couldn't read a novel all the way through, I would lose m train of thought. I went to my family doctor and she reassured me that in…"
Apr 11, 2017
kln82 replied to NoLongerInBergenJC's discussion Discussion thread -- for those who had to "pull the plug"
"I understand those feelings. 3 years ago my husband had a heart attack at home. I found him unconscious and called 911. At the hospital he had a stent put in and they were going to do hypothermial wrap for 24 hours. The doctor said 50%of patients…"
Apr 11, 2017
kln82 replied to guilloma (Joanna)'s discussion Please tell me this raw, stabbing grief goes away
"My heart is sad for you. I remember those early days so well. You are at the beginning of your journey. The grief waves will change in intensity, force and duration but t takes time. My doctor told me right after my husband died that it is good to…"
Apr 11, 2017
kln82 replied to Susan's discussion Trying to Find Myself and Be Me Again.
"I sometimes feel like I am a 57 year old teenage trying to figure our who I am. My husband died 3 years ago next week. I feel like I am learning each day. I miss him a lot. I think it takes time to figure out your own unique likes/dislikes. I just…"
Apr 11, 2017
kln82 replied to Imogen's discussion Stupid People
"I had posted some pictures of my husband on facebook saying I missed him. One person wrote to me that I shouldn't post those things because they made her sad.  (I have since blocked this person)"
Apr 11, 2017
kln82 replied to BeStillAndKnow's discussion Some days
"I understand those feelings. I miss his everyday conversations like how was your day? I am 3 years now and I have learned to do new things and have become a little more confident but I miss my husband so very much. I think the 2nd year was hard…"
Apr 11, 2017
kln82 replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion APRIL Anniversaries, Birthdays and Other Special Days
"My husband passed away 3 years ago April 17. This week brings back so many memories of that week when he was unconscious in the hospital after a heart attack. My emotions have been up and down and I feel restless . I haven't decided what to do…"
Apr 11, 2017
kln82 commented on Paula's blog post Looking back from the perspective of 5 years
"I love this . The words are so true. Thanks."
Apr 10, 2017
kln82 commented on Maddieluv's blog post We had a last day, we just didn't know it
"My heart aches for you.  My husband died 3 years ago April. You are just starting your grief journey. This is a good site to share your thoughts. Everyone grieves differently so take what works for you and your situation. I would gently suggest…"
Apr 10, 2017
kln82 commented on HENMESS's blog post VIOLIN
"Beautiful words that express our grief. Thanks for sharing."
Apr 10, 2017
kln82 commented on Widow334's blog post The widows pot of oil
"Beautiful reminder of God's faithfulness. "
Apr 10, 2017
kln82 commented on lowrsr (Sherry)'s blog post When Will I Stop Feeling Sad? Or, Another Widow Temper Tantrum
"Hi Sherry. We all have felt those feelings. I don't know if I would say it gets easier but I think you learn to cope. It does take time. I wish there was something magical to take away pain. I feel like my grief is like a painting. The first…"
Apr 10, 2017
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MissingCarolyn(Steve) replied to kln82's discussion Getting through the first holiday season
"Thanks Callie, if I didn't have kids and grandkids coming into the house, I'd probably skip the whole thing this year. However,  I feel Carolyn is watching over me and has friends in high places getting  me through this…"
Dec 8, 2014

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At 9:18pm on June 26, 2014, Doug02122014 said…


Sorry for your loss.  Wish none of us needed to be here, but since we cannot change things we might as well make the best of it.  If you don't have to do anything with personal items now I wouldn't.  I got an overwhelming amount of feedback on this topic and as you can see we all handle this in our own way.  if you dont need toss anything now, it will keep for a time down the road when you have a clearer head. 

Take Care.


At 5:08pm on June 25, 2014, eliana said…

Welcome to Widville, kln82.  I am truly sorry for your loss, and hope you find caring support and friendship here.

Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Ask here!  You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place.  I look forward to getting to know you here in Widville.  Take care of yourself.


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