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It’s been eight months today since I lost my soulmate. I still miss everything about him – his smile, his jokes, his hugs, and more… And still, somehow, I have managed to live on this planet eight months without him. I feel sad that I haven’t seen him in eight months, and believe it or not, a little relieved that I have managed to make it this far. I’m not sure how I’ve done it. His absence has left a huge hole in my life that is always with me, all the time, every day. But I still manage to keep going, despite that hole. And it is getting easier, at least most of the time. I don’t know how to explain it. I can’t shake the lingering absence, but maybe I am making room for it in my life.

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Comment by Susan on July 3, 2017 at 10:43am

Hi!

   It's been around 7 1/2 months since Paul passed... Today my son and I will be going Grave Stone shopping.  We have been putting this off. But just can't do it anymore. Wish me luck to not fall apart. 

Susan

Comment by bblue5 on June 2, 2017 at 7:50am

I lost my husband just shy of 2 months ago and it is still raw. I hope it gets easier as time goes on. Wish you the best.

Comment by I_was_here (Jamie) on May 25, 2017 at 9:20pm

I could have said everything you did and been talking about Jake and I.  I think the part that's getting easier is my expectation of what the days might feel like.  Perhaps a tiny bit of acceptance is growing for both of us. *Peace*

Comment by happylilycat on May 17, 2017 at 2:06am

I'm sorry for your pain yesterday, and always. Thanks for giving me some food for thought. "Making room for it in my life" is a really cool concept, painful but also cool.  Wishing you and all of us a little tranquility today.  

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