"Thank you everyone for your advice and support. I have tried to find some classes - such as tennis which I really enjoy and haven't played in years. The problem is between paying for classes and a sitter it's costly. I do…"
"Thanks for all the feedback on therapists. I agree one who has been widowed is probably the best option. I am stuck in limbo where I have taken alot of steps to find a new normal for my daughter and me but I haven't really taken…"
"In therapy today my therapist told me I need to start living my life and since I am not 100% happy I need to take risks to find that happiness. Nothing scared me more and made me more miserable. Sometimes I feel like I just want to be…"
"I agree as well. I, too, am not liking this new normal in a world of couples. As my daughter is getting older I feel my husband and I would have finally had more time for us and now I am here alone. Stella - I can't believe…"
"Hi thanks for the welcome, although it's been 4 years,I think my mind is finally coming to terms with this title of widow. I remember at Bob's funeral a friend handed me a gift, which I didn't open til a week later. My…"
"Hi, my husband died of a heart attack in 2007. I have had to move twice since then and am finally getting my 9 year old daughter and I settled. Now everyone expects me to start dating. Have no desire. Anyone else feel that…"
Hi thanks for the welcome, although it's been 4 years,I think my mind is finally coming to terms with this title of widow. I remember at Bob's funeral a friend handed me a gift, which I didn't open til a week later. My daughter and I were in my car and she noticed the bag. I opened it and said, "Oh that was so nice of ____she always makes afghans for the wi wi, I couldn't the word out of my mouth. I just threw it in the back seat. Not because I was ungrateful, I just hadn't even thought of myself in that way. Wasn't ready to deal with that reality yet. But here I am and I'm so glad I stumbled on this site. At times I isolate myself and then I start thinking that I going crazy. That my cituation is so unique and no one else understands. I know thats a lie from the pit of hell. Reading thru some of the posts here, I realize that I'm not alone and I am pretty much right where others are in this walk.
Welcome to Widowed Village, lamw. You will find wonderful support here. Join the groups that fit you, jump into the forum discussions, add some friends and maybe even try out the chat room! We're looking forward to getting acquainted with you.