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Started by Tony Przybyla. Last reply by Kevin Dadouses Apr 18. 1 Reply

lost my partner of  42 yrs last may.  still hurts and this stay at home isolates even more. hard to move forward but am trying.  have been out of touch w/ gay community for last 15-20 yrs...due to…Continue

Looking for people who can understand my loss

Started by Amanda. Last reply by Amy Bartola Sep 3, 2019. 10 Replies

Hello, my name is Amanda. I lost my partner over 3 years ago. It was a sudden and unexpected loss. I'm still grieving and struggling with it. I came on here hoping to find people who could understand…Continue

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Started by April Fiorillo. Last reply by Care Johnson Feb 21, 2019. 2 Replies

Lost my ex girlfriend to cancer and a brain aneurysm and it burst. Was with her many years, having a very hard time moving forward. You see she called me and died on the phone while we were talking,…Continue

Another Excellent Group is now on Facebook

Started by Robert Davis. Last reply by Pauline Overton Nov 4, 2018. 2 Replies

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LGBTgriefsupport/ Last year, one of the folks here, Niel, was looking for a more responsive and easier…Continue

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Comment by Nancy Kennedy on August 4, 2015 at 11:16am

Bernadette: Welcome to the group! I've been on this site since 2012 when my partner of 28+ years passed from aortic dissection Type III; an inoperable heart condition that she might have had her whole life. Since then, a lot has happened when I thought life wouldn't go on. After her lost, I had to deal with Alzheimer's with both my parents who died respectively in 2014 & this year. But, I also found a new partner with whom to spend my retirement years. She, too, had a partner who passed way too early. Just take everything slowly; one day at a time. Your love for your partner will never end as you hold they key to remembrance. Nanc 

Comment by Bernadette Denommee on August 4, 2015 at 10:29am
Hello
Is anyone there? My wife passed four months ago of cancer and I've had no one to share or talk to.
Comment by David Simpson on January 27, 2015 at 9:53am

I am so sorry for you loss.I grew up in OOB,now live in Gorham.My husband died on October 5 2014 of congestive heart failure.

Comment by Robert Foley on January 26, 2015 at 9:03pm

I am so sorry for all who have lost those they love.  My husband John died in December 2014.  We were together for 24 happy years and married last summer in a beautiful non-religious ceremony in our garden.  He battled stage 4 lung cancer for almost two years to stay with me. He was brave and caring to the end.  I miss him so much.  I'm embracing my grief and using his strength to help me survive.

Comment by Robert Foley on January 15, 2015 at 8:34pm

Comment by David Simpson on January 9, 2015 at 2:53pm

John i do the same thing,i eat alone,and get takeout.I miss having meals with him,i did not like the part though when he did not want to eat anymore,it was sad to watch his decline,i had a gift though ,the gift of true love,it can never be taken away.John just think of all of the people that were never loved like us,we will always have that,its eternal

Comment by John Steffens on January 9, 2015 at 1:13pm

Hi, my name is John.  I lost my dear partner of 29 years, Jim, 25 months ago.  Jim died of CHF after spending 19 weeks in the hospital and 3 months at home under Hospice care.  I miss him every minute of every day.  We were both retired and so enjoyed our time together after all the years of working.  Then he became ill and everything stopped.  I am able to do my day-to-day activities but find it extremely hard to eat alone.  If it isn't in a box I don't eat it anymore.  We moved here (Nashville area) after living in Florida for decades and we never made gay friends here, and I feel like I am on Mars.  I am just at a loss as to how to go on, but I have a great desire to do so and I know Jim would want me to be active and as happy as possible.  Would love some feedback and support to alleviate feeling scared and stuck.  I am so very lost in this world right now. 

Comment by David Simpson on December 7, 2014 at 7:41pm

Hello looking to connect and correspond with spouses of deceased partners,my Doug died on October 5th 2014 of Congestive heart failure.Thank you.

Comment by Tony Howey on November 29, 2014 at 4:55am

Hi, my name is Tony. I recently lost Patrick, my partner of 19 years. I just joined the group to hopefully find some support. I miss him every day. I feel so lost.

Comment by Jeanne L on November 23, 2014 at 4:29pm

I'm still trying to catch my breath. My partner of 22 yrs, married for 5, died Oct 2. Like so many others that have posted, I'm OK, on the most part, out in public or at work. Sometimes I start daydreaming or thinking about things and reality hits me in the face. I get very, very sad. Alone, I ache.  

 

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