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Lost my husband of 22+ years almost three years ago now - March of 2011 - to a sudden heart attack. Surviving, living life, but never had a chance to talk to other gay men or lesbians who had lost a partner. Still in a lot of pain after these three years. I know the pain and loss will always be a part of me, but learning to balance it with living in a vibrant, still beautiful world without him.
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Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. Yes, I agree reaching out helps. I do feel a little better telling my story, it's somehow comforting knowing that there are others who share some of the same feelings. No need to apologize for the long reply, I took in every word.
I've never been one to solicit my feelings openly. Hiding behind this computer screen sure helps break down inhibitions.
As far as a therapist, yes, I've been comtemplating that route for some time. I've gone as far as finding one through the local LGBT community center, making an appointment, then cancelling. I happen to be a health care provider myself, and we can be the worst when it comes to seeking out care for ourselves. I know that I should have sought help sooner, but for one reason or another... Excuses.