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At 6:07am on January 30, 2017, spiritual dragonfly (Linda) said…
Thank you for the welcome.....today marks 108 days since I lost my husband of 14 years.....he was best friend..my rock..my everything..........he took a piece of me with him when he left...now I'm just trying to find my way to live again...
At 7:07pm on October 12, 2016, Cascade said…

Thanks for the welcome. I am brand new here. My husband of 25 years died very suddenly on December 30, 2015. We have 3 sons, who were at the time 24, 19 and 17. All of the widows I know in my community are 20+ years older than me.

At 7:39pm on January 13, 2016, Barry (widower2007) said…

Hello all, I was here before, but ran into comp problems. My wife passed on Valentines Day 2007.

At 9:35am on November 18, 2015, baranik said…

Thanks for the welcome comments. I am new to chat rooms. I feel like I should have it together but even after 15 years I miss my daughter who drowned while I was at work and my husband died 2 years later from `cancer leaving me with 3 boys to raise. My mother died 3 years latter from cancer. People think I am strong but that is a lie. I force myself to work as I do not have a money tree and to volunteer at different  places other wise I would not leave the house. The sadness is overwhelming at times and I wonder how other people deal with it

At 9:01am on July 1, 2015, Elaine said…
Hi Supa, I'm fairly new to widowed village.org and still trying to navigate the site. I've joined the born in the 40's or earlier. My husband died February 20, 2015..
It's good to have this place to connect with others going through the same thing. Thank you for befriending me.
Elaine
At 4:32pm on May 4, 2015, Sad One said…

Thank you, Soaring Spirits, for the warm welcome!

At 7:23am on February 28, 2015, Just.me said…
I just want you to know that you have made a difference for the good, for me and many others.
At 1:51pm on January 25, 2015, Ama Ann said…
First visit to this site. Wish I didn't need all of you, but I do. Thank you for just being there
At 11:50pm on December 29, 2014, tjmac said…
Hi supa. I am new here. and has only actually been on your site twice. can't seem to find my way around
At 11:48am on August 20, 2014, cloudwatcher said…

Hi Supa, Thank you for the friend request.  I don't know why you did, but I appreciate it.

Andrea

At 9:36pm on June 8, 2014, RiseAgain said…

Hi Supa, I know my involvement here on WV has been sporadic at best. I been through some tough seasons since my wife's death in December, but I do know, for the toughest period, WV is what got me through. 

One time, I deleted all my friends here, and decided to stay away, only to be back re-friending everyone the next day! People never judged me for this.
Well I actually did it again!  Now I just friended Arnie and you.

Supa, I need some support. I recently started a local support group for widowed people, and I need some guidance. I see it as a big responsibility and know I need some suggestions.

I hope I would be able to come back on here and receive support. thank you for considering. My biggest concern is to screen potential members without offending them as if I am questioning their honesty or sincerity.

I have 14 members at this time. and meeting again in a couple weeks. I want to be prepared. 
Thank you for your help. Victor

At 9:54pm on May 26, 2014, marti67 said…

Hi Supa

How are you? Hope you are fine and well.
Some days ago I learned that in my meighborhood there are other 3 widows in their 40s.
i went to make my periodic chat with the priest and suggested him to establish a support group for widows, which here totally lack. He liked the idea immediately.
For my job (i am an IBCLC - lactation consultant) and my background in volounteering into LLL, i am skilled in counseling, peer-to-peer groups, and communications skills. Anyway, grief field is still pretty new to me, as I am a widow since Sept 2013.
In Italy widows groups are really rare and usually held by psycologists or "experts", not by peers.
I would like to join someone who can orientate me and give me some useful tools in establishing this group.
Hope you can help me

many thanks for all you do!

hugs

Martina, Rome, Italy

At 7:26am on February 26, 2014, missmyhunny said…

Hi Supa, Thankyou for your friend request.

At 4:52pm on January 18, 2014, beachgirl3 said…

Hi Robin,

Thanks for your quick response re my username. I have already contacted the other Beachgirl to say we have the same name and what to do? I haven't received a response yet. I think it would be helpful and move things along if the change came from you. Make your decision and please get back to both of us. Thank you that would be best.

I appreciate all you do to help all of us be able to reach out and share our heartache with one another.  thanks ... Maria (Beachgirl)

At 1:03pm on January 18, 2014, widower said…

Hi, Thanks for friend request! just accepted!

At 8:49am on September 13, 2013, laurajay said…

Finding several people I thought I had already friended.  Also finding all sorts on places here to explore as well.  I'm happy to accept your invite  even if we do not see eye to eye on every aspect of healing/recovery. 

Have told many people about this helpful, loving place,  thanks.  lj

At 5:01pm on September 6, 2013, Pat said…

Hi - for some odd reason I just found this friend request dated Aug. 30!   Oh, I'm far far away from home, so maybe it isn't all that late.  Whew!  I won't be home until Wednesday.  Just got back to computer after over one week off.   Will check in with you again.  Take care.  Pat

At 8:40am on June 26, 2013, momtofourkids (Jane) said…

Ok - how did you get the "my facts" section on your profile???

At 12:21pm on May 29, 2013, missincin (Dan) said…

Thanks Supa Dupa: I feel as I've seen by the top. LOL. Thank you for this site and all it brings it has helped me alot. I hope in time I will be able to help others more.

At 6:50pm on May 28, 2013, zztech said…

Sorry I just saw your friend request. I have not been on here in a while. I realized just now what I was missing. My sister passed away on Christmas Eve 2012. I have not been able to come to terms with it. The year mark for my husband was Dec 15,2012. My sister's death was unexpected. I didn't even get to see her or say goodbye. So in the months since, I have just been acting like she was on a trip or something, I don't allow myself to "go there". It is just too much. I don't know where to go really. So here I am on this site. I am so greatful for you all here. I am always encouraged when I come on here. Thank you so much.

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