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norm replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"outonalimb68, You certainly have had a "triple whammy".  Loss of a spouse is traumatic enough; my condolences on your loss and your post-loss unsatisfying association.  Keeping with your counselor may be a good move.  May…"
Sep 21
norm replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"Welcome, Ayelet Sorry for your loss.  If you were his long-time caretaker it can be a rougher road to travel.  Loneliness sort of "goes with the territory" after spousal loss.  I'm sure you don't need to be…"
Aug 30
norm replied to Rainy (Misty)'s discussion Poems, songs and sayings...
"Ran across this one while doing laundry and reading a book of poetry my daughter gave me.  Seemed to "strike close to home" for me: A Moment Away, by Debra Digioia "Why are you in heaven, when I am down here? It…"
Aug 12
norm replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"Sandya, Condolences and hugs; you are "fresh".  Follow along, but don't look for or expect "normal".  There's no such thing when it comes to the grief experience.  Everyone will experience their loss…"
Aug 7
norm replied to Shoosie2's discussion Keeping your Loved One's Ashes
"A bit different here. I followed the teaching of my Catholic faith regarding disposition of "cremains" which state: "The cremated remains of a body should be treated with the same respect given to the human body from which they…"
Jul 31
norm replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion When did you remove your wedding rings?
"Thanks for that info on the Opal, Jwick.  Wasn't previously aware that the Opal signified love and loyalty, though it was both my birthstone and Mickey's.  Might account for our 52-year marriage.  Take care. norm"
Jul 30
norm replied to Aly brabham's discussion Is it normal to keep items around your house of theirs
"Good for you, Jwick.  Don't let others dictate what you should keep and how you should progress even if they are in similar circumstances. norm"
Jul 29
norm replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"CinaBina, Absolutely nothing you do that brings comfort and helps you along your grief journey is "crazy".  Please drop that term from your descriptive vocabulary.  And keep that late-night light burning. norm"
Jul 26
norm replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"Welcome Bobcatkitty Looks like we match on length of marriage (52 for us) and date of spousal loss (Mickey died the first week of '16.)  BIG adjustment; we each progress at our own pace.  You seem to have made a good start, keep…"
Jul 21
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Jul 12
norm replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion When did you remove your wedding rings?
"Condolences on the death of your beloved spouse. There is no "right" or "wrong" when adjusting to the death of a spouse (or any other loved one).  Do not allow anyone to tell you otherwise. Personally, I prefer to keep…"
Jun 20
norm replied to Aly brabham's discussion Is it normal to keep items around your house of theirs
"We both seem to be on that 2.5 year mark, KayeL.  Whatever routine works for you, keep it up.  We each have our coping/adapting mechanisms.  I think any of us would do anything to bring our spouses back, but it's like King David…"
Jun 13
norm replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"Condolences on the loss of your Patty, Sean.  We who have lost a mate have, IMHO, have lost a part of ourselves.  May you have adequate support to navigate the changes and adjustments that lie ahead. Norm"
Jun 5
norm replied to Aly brabham's discussion Is it normal to keep items around your house of theirs
"Seems to be more input from the widows than the widowers on moving/keeping the departed spouses "stuff". (To be expected; there are more of you than there are of us.)  For my part, after Mickey died I knew I didn't want to…"
May 1
norm replied to Aly brabham's discussion Is it normal to keep items around your house of theirs
"I have to agree with laurajay's comments on protecting our own health and safety, though I realize that rational decisions do not always easily in the throes of grief.  IMHO, our departed loved ones would not want us endangering our…"
Apr 29
norm replied to Aly brabham's discussion Is it normal to keep items around your house of theirs
"There is no "normal" in the grief experience.  Everyone responds to it differently, and everyone finds his/her own level of coping differently.  JMHO."
Apr 29

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At 10:35pm on April 9, 2018, Dianne in Nevada said…

Welcome to Widville, norm1035. I'm so sorry for your loss, but pleased you found us. You’ll find caring support and friendship here.

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