i get tired from the response...."Oh your so strong, I wouldn't be able to go thru this like you"Are you kidding me People....really....I get a badge of strongness cause I am making it. I am sorry…Continue
"I have heard you're a strong woman, you'll figure out how you fit eventually. I've never had anyone say I wouldn't be able to go through this like you. They probably are thinking I need to pull myself…"
"Yes, I also get "tired" of the your so strong. Usually say well it's not like I had a choice. or I'm doing the best I can. I too miss the whiskers in the sink, the toothpaste spatters, the underwear about 3 inches…"
"I totally agree that it is the choice of - a conscious decision to heal...or should I say a deliberate decision...cause it still sucks but the carpet needs vacumned - my car resembles a purse on wheels and my bathroom is in a state I never could of…"
"Right after my husband died, I saw this on facebook "you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have". Being 'strong' doesn't mean that I wanted my husband to die, nor does it mean that…"
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"My "pat" response is: "I don't have a choice. Curling up in a ball in the corner is not an option."
At this point I usually will turn the conversation back around to be about them and the conversation takes off…"
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Welcome wackywidow: I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you found your way to this site. I know you will find the same comfort and understanding here at Widowed Village that I have. In the beginning I just read the blogs and posts and lurked in chat. Post and join us in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It"
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Join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. 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.