"I too kept busy so I didn't have to deal with the loss of my husband. I kept telling myself I had to be strong for the kids, grandkids, family etc. I finally joined a Grief Share group. It has been such a release. It is a place where I can face…"
"It is a horrible roller coaster ride. I am still trying to figure out what to do. We had just retired so I don't have a job to keep me busy. I have accepted a long term substitute teaching job that will last until Christmas. I needed something…"
"Is there a gym or YMCA in the area? The closest to me is 20 miles away, but I go a few times a week. It keeps me from an empty house and around people. After a few weeks you get to know the regulars."
"I am only 3 months into this lonely journey of grief. The book that has helped me the most right now is "It is Ok That You are Not Ok: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand" by Megan Devine. It is the one book…"
"I don't think you ever get comfortable with the words associated with losing your spouse. I spent more than half of my life with my spouse and his family. To me they are my family too. They are my daughters' aunts, uncles, and…"
"It has been only 2 months since I lost my husband. I am only 53 and I feel like there is no one who really knows me anymore. There are people who know the daughter, sister, and friend, but no one who truly knows the real me. After 33 years being…"
"It has only been 50 days for me and the only thing I have been able to get rid of is his toothbrush. His pjs still hang on the closet hook and his clothes are still in the dresser and closet. I am very much like you as I have washed everything…"
"This picture was taken a couple of years ago in our home state of North Dakota. We usually do not get this much snow, but this particular winter had 3x the amount we usually get. We went driving around the countryside with some friends and found…"
"I am so sorry you have to walk this path too. It has been 1 month for me also and there are times it doesn't seem real. The first few weeks there were so many decisions to make and things to do I wouldn't let myself think. I ran from the…"
"I am Sosammy. My husband died 1 month ago. He had a heart attack while we were playing ball. he spent 2 days in ICU, but his brain went too long without oxygen. I had to make the decision to stop the medication that was keeping his heart going. He…"
"Evenings I think are the worst. You come home to an empty house, eat a solitary dinner. The quiet isn't diminished by even the television. The deep loneliness isn't something those who have not experienced it understand. The kids say come…"
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