"My cousin lost her fiancee suddenly. She said that she had a friend that she checked in with every day and that that connection made all the difference in her grief journey. I told this to my therapist and she asked if I had someone like…"
"I've also saved all my husband's voicemails and emails. Hard for me to listen/read them though. I heard one widow say that she had a computer person install her husband's voicemails onto her computer and the computer…"
"I read somewhere on this web site that keeping a gratitude journal can be helpful, that listing three things to be grateful for each day can ease the pain. And I think I read from someone that when she couldn't think of three things to be…"
"I don't think I ever went through the 'angry' stage of grief. But I do find myself feeling angry when I see happy couples, couples holding hands, kissing, smiling lovingly at each other, etc. I was so extremely happy for…"
"About being afraid- I ask my married friends about their health, their husbands' health, they know how my husband died, so they're patient with me, but I think I'm scaring them by insisting they follow up on the tiniest things.…"
"I still think I hear my husband's car, sometimes the dogs jump up as if they also think it's his car. Sometimes I think I see him walking down the street, sometimes I think I hear him in the kitchen, I reach for him in bed at night."
"I'm confused now. I used to pray/talk to God all the time/many times every day. Now I talk to my husband. I used to thank God and be grateful for so many things. But I am not feeling very grateful these days and I have…"
"Went out to lunch today with some close friends and ran a few errands. Suddenly realized that my husband's watch was not on my wrist. I panicked, retraced my steps (which meant driving/walking for hours). Even took all the…"
"irishlady, wish I had some good advice. I've only been widowed for four months and I already feel like a burden on family and friends. If it was the anniversary of my husband's death- maybe a visit to his favorite museum,…"
"I also wear my husband's watch. But his recliner- can't get rid of it. As a matter of fact, I put his favorite shirt on a pillow and stood it up in the chair. Then blew up a photo of his head/shoulders and tacked it to…"
"My husband ate oatmeal every morning and he usually cooked enough for a week of breakfasts. A few days ago I was able to throw away his big bowl of purple and moldy cooked oatmeal that had been in the refrigerator since he died on November 10,…"
"Gunnerx2, I am so sorry you're having ugly dreams. I have them too. My husband died suddenly this past November. I didn't dream about him right away, or if I did I did not remember the dreams in the morning.…"
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