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I'm Alan, 58, from Anaheim, California. I suddenly and unexpectedly lost my wife Elaine on March 22, and was introduced to this site by a friend. We were happily, or should I say ecstatically, married close to twelve years. This is the hardest thing I've ever gone through, but I know that I have to see my way through it. It didn't take me long to figure out that nobody understands it unless they've been through it, between this site and some others I'm connecting with people that have been great.
Elaine was 53 when she died and we had such big plans for the future. We had an Alaska cruise booked, and rather than fly home, we had a second cruise from Vancouver to Los Angeles booked. We were talking about what we were going to do when I retired. Of course, that's all gone now. We both came out of bad marriages, so knew what we wanted and didn't want, so we got along wonderfully.
Well, that's my story.