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A friend sent this to me, in 2011 after Billie left. I hope it helps others as it did, me. It's not for widow/ers per se, but full of good ideas. Peace.

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Comment by Cristina on April 2, 2017 at 10:36am

This is a good one to watch again, several years down the line.....

Comment by Cristina on November 27, 2016 at 8:30am

Artist Suzanne, I'm glad you found this helpful. Yes, I'm at five and a half years, and am getting used to the aloneness but it still aches terribly. Haven't been on board here in years, but happened to come here today to find an old post and saw your note. I've been taking long hikes into the desert behind my house in the early mornings, have felt especially devastated since the elections and what is going down in North Dakota - just had to get out into nature to keep my heart from giving out again like it did when my sister died on what would have been Billie's and my fourth anniversary. A third heart attack would likely be the end of me, and as much as I look forward to seeing my beloveds on the other side, I have a son who needs me. Anyway, nature. Nature seems to be the greatest soother, for me. Wishing you, and all of us here, to find the best ways for each of us to soothe our isolation and sorrow.

Comment by Artist Suzanne on November 23, 2016 at 4:30pm

Thank you so much. My husband died 6 years ago and I'm still working on being alone.

When you are depressed you forget all the fun things you can do like go to the library or sit on a park bench. I've gone to the movies alone and the first couple of times I was so concerned about "What will people think?" but I found there were other loners there too and that made it easier. Now I think sometimes it is just easier to go to the movies alone. No planning just get up and go. Rainbows, Suzanne  xoxoxoxoxo

Comment by RunningBall on February 28, 2013 at 5:37pm

Another good title for this.  'How to NOT feel so low when you are going solo.'

Comment by jjordan on February 27, 2013 at 9:13pm

Brilliant and inspiring!

Comment by Suz on February 23, 2013 at 12:47pm

I think this is brilliant!

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