"Yes, Marti, you are right, we lost our husbands one week apart. If I had to do it over again, I would not have planned anything for this Sunday, and just did what I felt like at the moment. I thought it would be good for me to be…"
"I am also coming up on the dreaded one year mark, this Sunday the 14th. My daughter, grandson & I will be driving 600 miles to our hometown to be with family, and that is also where I had my husband buried. I come from a huge family…"
"Thank you so much for the support. It is slowly getting better. One day at a time.
Of course, while this is going on in my life, another issue has reared it's ugly head.
My step-daughter and her husband are getting a divorce.…"
"It has been almost 11 months for me and I was thinking I would wear my rings the first year, but our 30th wedding anniversary will be 3 weeks after the one year mark, so I think I will wear them until then. I like the thought of wearing them…"
"I read what everyone is saying and I know exactly what you all mean. At 7 months it is finally sinking in that this is IT, that there is no way out of this new & painful life, and the best I can do is learn to accept the fact I can never…"
"Cher--(((hugs))) to you today, and to everyone who has reached that one year milestone recently, or will soon. You are so right about this group being a life saver, and a sanity saver as well. When my grief was so overwhelming I…"
"It has been over 6 months for me and today was a major setback for me. Just when I think I'm handling things well, I am proven wrong. I spent last weekend tackling some big things on my to do list, and I felt really good about…"
"My heart goes out to everyone dealing with that one year anniversary:-( My John died 6 months ago today, but it feels like 6 years, or 60, I don't know, time just seems to have slowed down to a crawl. I've been riding a roller…"
"Judyth, I went through the same thing, where even pouring a bowl of cereal for dinner was a chore. Got so I just felt like crap after eating lots of processed, microwavable foods, though. And don't get me started on going to the…"
"Yes, WhereNow?, go out and enjoy some time with your friend! But I would suggest you put the other half of your clothes on first:-P
And Weaxie, I am happy to hear you got the SS thing taken care of. I was fortunate that the funeral…"
"Hello! I am new to the group as well. My husband of 29 years died September 14th from appendix cancer. He was diagnosed 2 1/2 years before he died, but his initial chemo and surgery were so successful we thought he had it beat. …"
"Judyth, I am so sorry to hear you opened your heart to someone you thought was your friend only to have it thrown back in your face. How sad for her that she doesn't realize there are people who are placed in our lives to provide…"
"I have also done very little with my husband's things, and have been able to avoid going through his clothes because we had "his & hers" closets so I can get my clothes without ever having to open his closet door. I did go…"
"IndiaKai, I am doing the same thing you are, pulling away from friends because I am the only single in the group and it's just painful to see them enjoying that closeness & intimacy that couples share. It's a big reminder…"
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