Young Widows

Spouses who were widowed at a young age.

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It wasn't suppose to be like this....

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Introduction...I guess

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Comment by Joyce F. on March 14, 2010 at 11:00pm
I'm 45 and my husband was 48, am I at the right sight.
Comment by Sara on February 19, 2010 at 1:50pm
Thanks for sharing the title of the book, without knowing anything more...I think I need to get a copy and I know many people who should read it, I am only at 6 months of losing the love of my life and father of my three daughters and I have many people in my life who think I need to move on...GIVE ME A BREAK!
Comment by Angi9349 on February 4, 2010 at 6:56am
I'm not sure anybody reads this particular group, but I want to tell you that after I found this website it made me want to learn more about the proper way to grieve, if that were even possible. I searched at my local library and found a book that within the first chapter, I knew was meant for me to read. The book is called "I'm Grieving As Fast As I can" written by Linda Feinberg. So far I've learned that I will grieve in my own time, in my own way, and no matter what anybody says should be my "limit", it isn't up to them, it's up to me. I think I have never really dealt with his death. I pushed my feelings to the side and went right on with my life the best I knew how. I filled my life with business so I never have the time to stop and think, and now as I've gotten older I realize that there are more and more days that I'm just not so busy, and on those days I cry. I think about my husband, or what might have been, or what was, and I cry... This book is about YOUNG widowers. There are so many stories in here that I think this author picked parts of my life and put in here just adding someone else's name as having quoted it. It's amazing that someone else feels exactly the same as I feel. Angry, distraught, confused, and so many feelings that we just cant' explain. I hope you find this book and I hope it brings you the beginnings of comfort that it is bringing me.
Comment by Angi9349 on January 28, 2010 at 10:16am
I lost my husband May of 2005 from cancer. He had just turned 33 in the hospital, I was 26. My family all lived away from me, 5 hours being the closest, so when he passed I was all alone. It has been almost 5 years since he's passed and I'd like to say that it's gotten easier, but in reality I think it's gotten harder. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of my husband and miss him. I have tried to move on, using the "if I dont' think about it then it really didn't happen" concept, but I think that is all catching up with me. I have dreams about my husband which leave me crying so hard that I wake myself up. Last night I had these dreams and I have cried non stop from my house even now while I'm at work. I think now it is time for me to try to deal with his death, instead of run from it. I'm looking for any help that I can get. Someone to share my grief with, someone to chat, someone to say "I know how you feel and it WILL get better" not b/c they have read it somewhere, but b/c they have experienced the things that I have experienced. Thank you for letting me share and I hope one day we can all find the comfort that we so very much need.
Comment by abel washington on November 29, 2009 at 1:24pm
may Christ give you rest at all sides.

God bless
Comment by Brenda Nistler on November 27, 2009 at 10:53pm
Hi My name is Brenda and I lost my husband on Dec 20, 2007 at the age of 41 from a fatel car crash. We were married for 15 years and have a 14 year old daughter. I am 39 years old myself and never thought for a minute I would be saying good bye to my husband that morning and never seeing him ever again. The hardest part of all of this was that the passenger made it and he had the same injuries as my husband. The day my husband died a big part of me died with him, It had been a week since he died and i couldn't eat or sleep so i had gotten so depressed that i tried to kill my self but my parents had found me and i got placed on a 72 hour hold that it self was a wake up call for me. It has gotten better since then but still feels like yesterday to me.. Anyways thank you for letting me share my story with you all thanks Brenda
Comment by Debbie Wilkosz on October 23, 2009 at 8:43pm
I lost my Husband on January 24, 2008 at the age of 42 from Pancreatic Cancer. We had been married for 2 1/2 years when he died, it was the first marriage for both of us, no children. I was 40 years old when he passed away. To this day I still cannot believe he is gone.

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