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A a Widow I Find Myself Being Clingy in New Relationships

That's the title of my article in Woman's Day magazine today. Here's the link: my clingy widow article

Please share if you know someone who can relate.  I go into detail about what I've done to get over being needy as well.

And if there's something you'd like me to tackle on my blog, please let me know.

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Comment by The Hungover Widow on April 28, 2016 at 10:02am

Thank you Dadof4 for letting know you can relate. I too have the problem that I cane fine during the day or socializing but once I'm home alone at night...

Comment by Dadof4inSF on April 28, 2016 at 9:30am

Thanks for sharing.  I have gone through a similar journey.  From a widower's perspective,  I knew I needed to work on myself and feel okay being alone.  A guy's attractiveness is measured by how confident he is.  Being confident alone was a big challenge for me.  It was a big internal struggle (still is, sometimes) for me to finally accept that I didn't need my wife.  Not needing her felt like I was forgetting her and that I didn't love her anymore.  I know better now that my love for my wife isn't the same as when she was alive and it is changing during my journey.  I have felt, at times, that I have been too needy.  I've realized that being with a new love helps at the moment, but the neediness returns when I return home alone.  I, too am working on being more independent.

Comment by The Hungover Widow on April 28, 2016 at 7:34am
Thank you so much Melissa. I am trying. It's odd when everything is so different than before.
Comment by SweetMelissa2007 on April 28, 2016 at 1:09am

Your journey in building self esteem - strength, confidence & self reliance ...

As well as learning/practicing new coping skills ...

Healthy grief practices ...

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