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Coping - A Personal Journey

I married a beautiful woman; tall, slim and oh so pretty, she was possessed of a delightful nature. That is the basis of the love we shared for 35 years. But it is really an extension of that about which I now write: It relates to the little things that are a comfort now that I no longer have her physically in my life.

The photo attached is one I took of her just four…


Added by John Reid on October 20, 2012 at 4:24am — 1 Comment

Coping - Death of a spouse after long illness

Hello, everyone -

I am John, I am an Australian, I am 72 years of age and I lost a dearly loved wife in August. Betty, my wife, was ill for 11 1/2 years. I cared for her for the first ten of those years. She suffered strokes, was diagnosed with emphysaema and then, just 16 months ago, I had to recognise what I already knew but found hard to accept - she was developing general dementia. Following an aged care assessment, I had no real alternative other than to place her in a nursing…


Added by John Reid on October 18, 2012 at 6:04am — 1 Comment

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