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lizbeth4
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  • Phoenix, AZ
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Back from my road trip!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by lizbeth4 May 11, 2013. 2 Replies

I just got back from a road trip with a friend.  It was a 5 day adventure and I got to test out my new suv also!!  It has been 55 days since my Husband's death.  Even thought I had a great time with…Continue

Ungrateful Adult Daughter!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Aug 7, 2013. 8 Replies

I don't know how to approach this subject, so I will just throw it out there.  When my Husband died 41 days ago, my oldest Daughter asked if she could have something of her step-father's. I said yes,…Continue

Having to Stand on my own!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Princess Warrior Widow Jun 24, 2013. 50 Replies

I am feeling overwhelmed just thinking of tomorrow.  I need to call the garage and get my car towed, and have a few other issues that I need to resolve.  I am a independent person, but the thought of…Continue

 

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Riley commented on lizbeth4's blog post Circle of Life
"Your story reminds me of mine.  My husband died 10 months ago.  We were married 39 years.  The loneliness for him is devastating to me and sometimes I feel I can't stand much more.  I have two daughters too and they are what…"
May 24
lizbeth4 posted a blog post

Circle of Life

It's been a little over 4 years since my Husband died of cancer.   He was my soul mate and best friend for 31 years.  It has been a rough journey going on without him.  I have made many changes to my life and I finally feel like I am going to be alright.   I am much stronger than I ever thought I was.  I still feel the loneliness but not all the time like in the beginning of this journey.   My constants have been my 2 Daughters and my Grandson.  They are the most important people in my life.  …See More
May 17
lizbeth4 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2013
"Christmas wasn't as bad for me this year as it was last year!  I had dinner at my house and was surrounded by family members.   Like you Susan, I have had to change a lot since my Husband's death.   I am not the…"
Dec 27, 2016
lizbeth4 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Christmas wasn't as hard for me this year, the 3rd- birthdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas.    I don't know why it was.  Maybe because I was busy.   I think of my Husband everyday.   My youngest…"
Dec 27, 2016
lizbeth4 commented on Branbran36's blog post The Cookie Keeps on Crumbling...
"I am thinking of you today!   I hope that you find a job soon.   Sorry that you are having to face this financial crisis while grieving for your Husband.   ((Prayers)))"
Dec 11, 2016
lizbeth4 commented on only1sue's blog post Mad and sad tonight
"I think that the holidays do trigger grief.   No one can truly feel what we feel.   You have to experience it.   I think that self-care is very important for us.   Sue, take care of yourself.  ((((…"
Dec 11, 2016
lizbeth4 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2013
"I am almost at the 4th year and I still have a hole inside of me and a feeling of emptiness.   I have a lot to be happy for.   My youngest Daughter is living with me and due to have a baby girl in April.    She has…"
Dec 11, 2016
lizbeth4 commented on MissingRKK's blog post PTSD's a bitch
"I can so relate to your blog.   The emergency room doctor told my Husband and I that he had stage 4 lung cancer that had spread to his liver and brain.   That feeling of despair, fear, the unknown.   He lived for 2 more…"
Oct 13, 2016
lizbeth4 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Hi everyone.   No one can understand what we are going through and feeling unless they have lived it.   My Husband passed 3 years and 7 months ago.   I have stopped wondering and caring what other people think or their…"
Oct 13, 2016
lonelyinaz left a comment for lizbeth4
"Hey there wow we've been around here along time, but some days it doesn't seem like it? I'm 2 months behind you lizbeth, i hit the stupid shopping cart in the frys pking lot yesterday - nutzo brain crap comes out of no where! Good…"
Oct 4, 2016
lizbeth4 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Even though I can fix things around the house for the most part (other wise I find someone who can) and I can do the yard work, it would be nice to have my Husband's help.   We were always a team and he was my best friend.  …"
Oct 1, 2016
lizbeth4 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2013
"Hi everyone!   My Husband died 3 1/2 years ago.  I will be 59 years old at the end of the year.   I haven't dated yet.   Too busy moving to a new, smaller town and making new friends.   Just taking…"
Oct 1, 2016
lizbeth4 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2013
"Hi Needytoo, Setting boundaries with people is hard but much needed.   I feel so much better doing it.  Good news, kind of.  I will be a Grandmother for the 2nd time.  My Grandson is 10 1/2 years old.   My youngest…"
Sep 19, 2016
lizbeth4 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Thank you Slick and Gary'swife."
Sep 19, 2016
lizbeth4 commented on Hornet (Cindy)'s blog post Twenty-One Days to...
"Hi.  I am at the 3 1/2 year mark since my Husbands death.  It wasn't sudden but we had 2 months from prognosis to his death.   I think I am doing better but I still have moments of loneliness and sadness.  I have made a…"
Sep 16, 2016
lizbeth4 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2013
"Hi Needytoo,   I have found that things do seem harder since my Husbands death.   I have acquaintances but only a small circle of friends.   These are people that I trust.   Some people are…"
Sep 15, 2016

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Circle of Life

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

It's been a little over 4 years since my Husband died of cancer.   He was my soul mate and best friend for 31 years.  It has been a rough journey going on without him.  I have made many changes to my life and I finally feel like I am going to be alright.   I am much stronger than I ever thought I was.  I still feel the loneliness but not all the time like in the beginning of this journey.   My constants have been my 2 Daughters and my Grandson.  They are the most important people in my…

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Sadness comes in waves!!

Posted on August 8, 2016 at 5:07pm 6 Comments

It has been 3 1/2 years since my Husbands death.   The first year was almost unbearable.   I didn't know that I had that many tears in me!   The second and third years have been better emotionally.   I still get teary eyed but it is not a daily thing.     There are more positive and good days now.   I was watching a movies (love story) yesterday and it was a tear jerker.   Tears were rolling down my face and my thoughts were of my beautiful Husband.   I was full of sadness and felt so…

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My Husband, my angel!

Posted on July 27, 2016 at 8:44am 2 Comments

It's been 3 years and 4 months since my Husband died.  Never did I think that he would be gone at age 57.   We had plans on traveling the U.S. once he retired.   The 2 months from diagnosis to his death are a blur some days and other times I can remember every event: so many hospital visits (1 month in total) because of the toll the cancer was doing to his body.   One of the saddest things was when he had to start using a walker to get around because of neurological…

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Trying to fit in! (my new life)

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 11:40am 5 Comments

I just returned from my California trip.  My Mother and Aunt reuniting after not seeing each other for years was heartwarming.  I am happy that I could make that possible for my Mother.  I had a okay time, was mainly thinking of my Husband, who died 69 days ago.  I didn't want to be a downer, so I put on a smile and acted like everything was fine.  I was glad to get home this morning to my own surroundings where I feel comfort.  I don't feel like I fit in anywhere.  I don't want to be around…

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At 9:51pm on October 4, 2016, lonelyinaz said…
Hey there wow we've been around here along time, but some days it doesn't seem like it? I'm 2 months behind you lizbeth, i hit the stupid shopping cart in the frys pking lot yesterday - nutzo brain crap comes out of no where! Good luck with small town move. I've lived in tucson whole married life, keep telling myself yd work good for me! Know many handy men. Their not cheap either! I'll be 60 early jan. Sounds like were very close in bdays to. Keep in touch my friend we've got your back and want to hear abt your new landing.

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At 7:29pm on June 13, 2016, free said…

THX for response. I think I am doing O.K. since I have been  active since 6mos after Malcolm's passing to remain sane as we married in our 50s and so no children, no family near by.  I find Zumba classes @gym and hiking my life savers. I still cry daily and miss him daily, it is now 14mos. Take Care!!  FREE

At 9:03am on April 15, 2013, missincin (Dan) said…

Lizbeth: Its a sad time for you, embrace it dont fight it. Your emotions are taking over as they should. 33 days, you are still in shock be easy on yourself. You may find friends and family have disappeard. That seem to be the norm. At least from what I've read and experenced. We are all here for you. To try to help the best we can. Dont beat yourself up. This journey is hard, long and tiring but your starting in the right place. If you are having a bad day write........Dan

At 3:48pm on March 31, 2013, onmyown said…

Be kind to yourself. Your loss is so new. I know there is so much you have to do but do you have any help, such as family or friends? Try and get some rest and take breaks. Thinking of you. Write when you need to.

At 2:53pm on March 31, 2013, onmyown said…

You are in my prayers. So sorry for you loss and all that you are having to deal with now. Wishing you peace. I know it can be daunting. A real nightmare. Know that everyone here cares.

 

Hugs,

 

Jen

At 11:57am on March 31, 2013, JPSwifeCathy said…
Hi Beth,
I'm so very sorry your spouse died 18-19 days ago;(. I'd love to have you as a friend! Cathy
At 7:00pm on March 24, 2013, Stacey said…

Hi Lizbeth24,

My heart is with yours. This chatroom has really helped ,e.  Please do not feel that you are alone.  This is a wonderful, supportive family here who understand all the pain we are going through.  Take it minute by minute and feel what you need to feel.  We are here for you.

At 12:06pm on March 24, 2013, Dianne in Nevada said…

Welcome to Widville, lizbeth4. I'm so very sorry for your loss, but pleased that you found us. You'll find caring support and friendship here.  

Here's a good place to start: Basic Site Info  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.  Those 'chirps' you hear when you're in Widowed Village mean people are talking in the Chat Room; stop in some time and join the conversations.  I look forward to getting to know you here in Widville.

 
 
 

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