I am searching for people (men or women) in similar situations as what I am experiencing. My wonderful wife of 23 years passed away 10 weeks ago after a 5 month illness. I am faced to deal with everything - is anyone else like this and feeling overwhelmed or who I can converse with about picking up the pieces ? I have two wonderful sons, not little but not on their own yet, two dogs and work a full time job (more than 40 hours/week of responsibility). Time to grieve and dwell on the past ? No ! Time to get up, get ready for work during the week ? Yes, a must ! Time to feed/walk the dogs/take to the vet, or give attention to ? Yes. Time to spend with the children ? Yes, want to. Something that 'has to be done' - always. I was always an attentive, involved and selfless devoted father and husband, but there was always someone there to help with things, or discuss decisions with at the 'adult' level..now there's no one, not to mention missing the physical attraction. I love my children unconditionally, but need more. I have no support group....parents - gone; sister - gone; brother-in-law - gone; niece - gone; wife's family - somewhat there with good intentions, but not able to provide what is needed. What happens you become suddenly the sole parent without a support group? Not a divorced parent, the only parent. The only working parent, the only decision making parent. I want to go on and be happy, I don't want to forget about the good years we had together, but I want to move forward, be more happy than miserable, love someone again and be loved by someone other than my sons. I miss my wife terribly but I have the time to think of the past, because it's time for the next have to do task or chore. It's exhausting mentally and physically, day after day, with social distancing and people being afraid to interact is this it for the indefinite future ? Not looking for a fairy tale ending, just someone or more than 1 person to give each other support and confidence that it can be better.