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.
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Hi Mary Jane, thank you for your message. my kids are grown so I live alone except for my dog but I haven't spent a whole lot of time with him except for petting him, poor baby. I tell my hubby good morning and good night every day and also talk to him thru my day, I watch my two grandsons a lot one who is 3 and ask for his paw paw all the time, breaks my heart and the other just turned 13 the day after my husband died, they were best friends so I try not to be sad around him so he doesn't get upset,this is my 2nd spouse to pass away, my first one was when my girls were small, I know with time you get to the point where you start enjoying life again but I'm having a hard time excepting that he is really gone, when do you put his stuff away, I just have left everything the way he left it, just makes me feel like he is still here but I know that's not rational,. am so sorry you had to endure this pain too but glad you are doing better
I'm sitting here reading all of your post and crying for everyone, including myself, not sure how this group thing works as Ive never done this before but the evenings and the minute I wake up are the worst so I looked online for a support group that I can sit and cry and write at the same time. I'm normally a very private person so an actual person to person group wouldn't work as I don't think I could discuss without crying, its been 3 months and 10 days an it just keeps getting worse, any advise to stop the panicky feeling when I first wake up
Sandfly ... you are most welcome and I hope you keep posting with us. Believe it or not with your postings we learn much from you as well even though you may not realize it.
I pray you are having a much better day today. :)
Steve ... your words are so kind as always and I'm happy I can add some joy into your life. You and Chuck have been just as wonderful to me and I love to read your posts because they lift my spirits and you both write in such a wonderful way.
Thank you for all your lovely and supportive comments.They mean a lot :)
Russ.....I'm catching up on reading posts from the weekend and want to welcome you to our group. Although this is not a group anyone ever wants to join, it's definitely a group we NEED. I'm sorry for the loss of your partner. As several others have already mentioned, you found a place where people understand. This is something we don't have with family and friends, at least in my case none have lost a spouse so no one understands my pain. I lost my husband Ken on 1/13/16, he was 52 years old and we'd been together for 30 years. Just like you, it feels like yesterday. When I first lost him, I was going crazy because there was no one to talk to. I'm lucky that I found this site 2 months later and wasn't sure it was going to help until I saw someone else post what was in my head. I had thought there was something wrong with me until I saw that post. That's when I knew I found "my people". Through everyone else's posts, I knew my feelings and crazy thoughts were normal. Nothing will ever take away the deep pain I feel but having a place to go and talk safely without feeling judged helps more than I can say. I'm so grateful for my Legacy family and hope you find the same comfort.
Love and Hugs,
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