Bereaved Spouses

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Comment by Dawn Conti on May 8, 2010 at 3:08pm
I too have lost my husband of 47 years four years ago. I had reconnected with an old friend in January after reading that his wife had passed away in November of 2009. We soon began dating and had considered marrying after an appropriate amount of time had passed. His family had not been receptive of him dating me. They thought I was the Other woman. Well, I now have lost him to a tragic fall and my heart is broken all over again. We knew each other for 30 years and only had l5 weeks before his tragic accident. I am lost and feel widowed all over again. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Dawn
Comment by Linda baldwin on May 8, 2010 at 4:57am
It has been almost seven years since my dear husband, and best friend Kevin past away, we were together 26 years, not a day has gone by that I don't miss him. Our sons are 25, and 30 now, and we have a little grandson that never got to meet his grandpa.
Comment by Randolph L. Schrader on May 6, 2010 at 11:13pm
Mare...I know exactly who you feel. Its been a little over 12 months since my wife died . I had 44 years with this wonderful woman but wanted more. She was my pal. I cant give you any inspiration as my life is going just like yours. Just wanted you to know there are people out there who are going thru the same things. We will never be the same and hopefully we can go on finding our own way to be able to function. It will never be the same, i know, but perhaps we can cope better as time goes on. God bless.
Comment by kathleen caylor on May 6, 2010 at 12:13pm
The Alicia's of the world are my heroes!True acts of kindness without recognition!A kind word,opening the door,helping an old lady up the curb.Sweet!!!
Comment by Naomi Rennerfeldt on May 5, 2010 at 10:32pm
It has been 14 months since my husband was taken home to Heaven. We had been High School sweethearts and reconnected after 31 years. He was back in my life for a short lived time of only two and a half years. One year and six days of that time we were married. When I first lost him the painful feeling that I had was I wanted to join him. But I focused on my children and that helped me want to continue forward. I still have my moments when I grieve and get angry because I lost him. But when I realize that some day we will be together once again, I find peace knowing that....I love you Wayne and ALWAYS will!! I also miss you sooooo VERY much!!!
Comment by Kim Hawkins on May 5, 2010 at 9:36pm
I can't believe Barry has been gone 23 months today. I just want to wake up from this nightmare and have our old life back. My 16 and 6 year old need their dad here for them. I need the love of my life and best friend back. I still can not understand why he had to go. Somebody said the other day why does bad things happen to good people. I said I dont know. But maybe if only bad things happened to bad people the world would not be inpacked the way it is when it is a good person. Just a thought. Love you Barry and we miss you so much.
Comment by Connie on May 5, 2010 at 1:19pm
Mare, Firstly, I am sorry for your loss. I lost my husband 6 months ago. I understand how you feel and I can tell you that this website is the most helpful place I have found. All the people that I have communicated with on this site have been great. They are helpful and compassionate. We are all having pretty much the same feelings. And I have to tell you, Lois is ONE of my favorites. I wish you the very best.
Comment by Marlena on May 4, 2010 at 9:33pm
Thank you for all the comments.

Yvonne, I am in NY and because we were so unprepared for anything ever happening to either one of will and no insurance...I have to wait for probate to be able to do anything. Originally, my lawyer said I could sign over one of his vehicles, but the rest had to wait for probate to be completed. Well, this is my one vehicle, but it's not working out that way. I guess right now I do just have to play the wait and see game, but I'm going to try to push for another way of getting this taken care of.

Tom, I have never heard about being able to sue a company for ruining your credit unnecessarily. I just might have to use that threat. I am hoping the lawyer is doing what is best. I know Tom's not really going to care about his credit report right now, but I still do and don't want anything bad to go against it. I have been trying really hard to make sure of it, but I still feel like so much is out of my control.

Lois, Thank you...I hope you are right that it will all work out for me. I was able to continue paying on the truck so that there is no balance due, thankfully, that is not an issue. It's the stigma of "repo" that bothers me most I think. I just wanted everything to be settled simply.

We'll see what happens. I'll keep you posted
Comment by Mare on May 4, 2010 at 5:44pm
Hi - I am new to this forum. I lost my husband 19 months ago. We were married for 30 years and he died in a fall behind our home. I was absolutely paralyzed for months and have slowly made progress. I have been struggling lately, though, because the loss of my best friend, my support, my everything seems to be sinking in more and more very day. There are no words to describe how much I miss him and still, after 19 months, there are days when I don't know how to go on.
Comment by Tom on May 4, 2010 at 4:14pm
I chickened out and just marked the deceased box and mailed the jury notice form back to them.
Why does logic have to be the right thing all the time.

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