Grief support groups, condolence advice, funeral etiquette and more
A continutaion of the "When a Spouse or Partner Dies" thread.
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This might be a rough time for many of you. Do what you feel you need to do to get through it. Remember, someone is here almost all the time to talk to you.
Started by Monica. Last reply by Claretha Rice on Sunday.
Started by Sandfly. Last reply by Marsha H Jun 6.
Started by Sandfly. Last reply by Marsha H May 31.
Jane P. Glad your joining our broom. The broom is long enough for all to go Marsha's house for spooky alcohol punch . So Marsha get the rooms ready we can't drink and fly. LOL
Marsha, on my way. LOL
Jane P ... Credit should always go to the right person. See, my memory isn't going just yet. LOL I think releasing a balloon on a special occasion for our spouses is such a wonderful and freeing experience.
Marsha you are too kind to give me credit! To repeat an old message about the balloons.....The funeral home were my husband was viewed has a yearly ceremony for the decedents families, when the ceremony was completed they handed us all a balloon with a felt tipped pen to inscribe whatever we wanted onto the balloon, and together we all released our balloons. There was such comfort in watching that inscribed balloon float out of sight with my heart felt inscribed message. Just remember if sending a balloon make sure it is in an open area free of power lines. Hugs, Jane P
Dear Georgia ... I can't take full credit for the ideas of the balloons and I do believe it was Jane P a year or so ago that urged us to do this. I find it really helps. So happy you are doing that and I do it on Valentine's Day and our Anniversary.
Dear Trina ... So are very welcome. Just because some of don't feel like posting doesn't mean all of us others don't think of you. I know just how you feel as I'm retired so try to get out of the house every day. I leave the TV on just to hear voices when I come home. I still miss my dear Ernie, but not the intensity it once was. I still have my cries off and on and of course winter months certainly don't liven the mood.
Have you ever considered getting a pet or perhaps you have one. My two small dogs give me great comfort especially when I'm low and keep me moving.
Remember Trina, Joseph is watching over you so you are never alone.
You are an angel! You are always so kind to the rest of us. Anytime we reach out, you are sure to respond and you respond in an emotional way. So thank you for reaching out to me again.
I've tried very hard to keep it all together since my darling Joseph's passing about 15 months ago. I am still keeping it together in spite of my deep grief, but somehow the everyday grind seems harder to bear. I come home in the evenings after my teaching (I stay on campus for as long a I can) and it's so hard to face the empty house, the empty spot on the sofa, the empty armchair where Joseph used to sit for the last few months of his life. I am finding it harder to keep myself going once I come back home...
So thank you again for reaching out.
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