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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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Hello All, and a sincere wish for a peaceful and calm New Year.
I have just experienced my first holiday season in Texas after moving so hectically from New Jersey. I have been here only slightly over 1 month, and yet with all that has transpired it seems much longer. I have found and bought a new home, purchased appliances and furnishings to compliment or replace those that were moved from NJ, and received and begun sorting and unpacking the remnants of my former life with my beloved Larry. Seeing our things in such an alien setting is at times unsettling and surreal. I have had a few simple excursions with people here who were in full tilt Christmas mode, and browsed shops finding small decorative items for myself or for gifts meant for my new friends - gentle souls who are trying diligently to make me welcome, but I suspect finding me a it of a puzzle. They Know about my losing Larry, but sometimes reply to my sometimes candidly grief-stricken comments with a quick "Well, isn't is special that you're here now and starting a new life with Steve." I find it hard sometimes to stop from saying something that would probably seem mean or critical, so I usually just smile and say "Of course."
As I put out the few Christmas items we had time to unpack just to make it seem festive, I kept finding myself shutting off my feelings each time I touched one of Larry's favorites - I don't know if that was good or bad for me, but it was definitely necessary. I have been having lots of vivid, emotional, and sometimes upsetting dreams, which I imagine is normal as my subconscious confronts all the inner fears and anxieties I try to suppress daily in my unfamiliar life.
Thank you, Mary Jane
Thank you, Sara
Wishing my Legacy family continued healing in 2018!
May the coming year be a good one, and I wish you all joy, and peace of mind, and miracles of happiness in all of our heartbreak.
Thank you, Chicago.
And wishing you a better year also
To my legacy family
My wish for you all in 2018 is subsiding pain and loving memories!
Carol C. I am so sorry you are having such a rough time, but I completely understand what you are going through. My dear husband Ernie passed away April, 2011 of pancreatic cancer. I have managed to eke out a life of sorts, but I know how difficult it can be for many and like you it's during the holidays we still miss them the most.
Wishing you all peace, good health and more laughter in the New Year.
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