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Bereaved Spouses

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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Comment by deborah peck on October 5, 2017 at 1:21pm

and yes Mary Jane the comment button is messed up

Comment by deborah peck on October 5, 2017 at 1:20pm

No one really knows what to say besides "how are you doing" but people should say What can I do to help you thru this", its a tough thing to figure out the polite way to address someone who lost a loved one ,I myself cannot stand the phrase "widow, it sounds like a disease and makes it sound like I am different

Comment by Mary. Jane on October 5, 2017 at 12:27pm
I am glad it is not just me..thanks Beard!
Comment by Chicago Beard on October 5, 2017 at 11:13am

having issues with the comment button. It also sucks!

Comment by Chicago Beard on October 5, 2017 at 11:12am

Steve and Deborah

Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Mary. Jane on October 5, 2017 at 10:32am
Ok, BTW, is it just me, or is anyone else having trouble with the COMMENT button? When I try to post, and hit the button it takes me several times for the comment to,post..but, I am also on a tablet, and it only works if I place the tablet on a hard surface and press the button several times.
Comment by Mary. Jane on October 5, 2017 at 10:27am
STEVE.....this is my reply to your poem:
“It SURE DOES!!!!!” (Insert huge smile emoji here)
Comment by Mary. Jane on October 5, 2017 at 10:24am
Well Deb..I guess after reading that i’ll Have to go boot the other computer so I can print that out and slap it on the wall..actually, that would be a very cool thing to have printed on a card, to hand to insensitive, and well meaning people to read.
Honestly, b4 I lost BOb, I was one of those people...I had no idea what to say when someone I knew had a loved one die.
Comment by Steve G. on October 5, 2017 at 8:06am
Comment by Marsha H on October 5, 2017 at 4:11am

Deborah P ...  Thank you so much for that poem.  It pretty much says it all.  Even after 61/2 years of losing Ernie, I still can feel the pain, but not as intensely. 

 

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