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Bereaved Spouses

A continutaion of the "When a Spouse or Partner Dies" thread.
Marsha H commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Dear Diane C ...  Thank you so much my friend.  We have set a date for Feb. 8th and hopefully the snow will have pooped itself out.  It's pretty here with the snow, but what a mess!  Lots of ice.  I had 3 inches of ice…"
Marsha H commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Dear Sara ...  Thank you so much and we have set a date for Feb. 8th when the snow stops.  Right now we have about 5 - 6 inches of snow and some ice and it's sure slippery out there.  I'm getting cabin fever!  LOL I…"
Diane C commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Happy Belated Birthday Marsha.... I hope you get out soon with the girls and have a fun time celebrating another year!! Love ya!!"
Sara Murphy commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Marsha....Belated Happy Birthday! I hope you were able to go out with your girlfriends and have a couple laughs."
Marsha H commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"My dear brother Steve G ... You are so sweet and the best present I could get it that you make a speedy recovery.  Be a good boy and listen to Chuck.  LOL  It snowed all night here and have to agree it is so peaceful and muffles the…"
Jan 12
Marsha H commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Dear Deb ...  Thank you so much.  I've had so many cancellations for one thing or another so I was having a bit of a pity party all by myself, but it turned out to be a super evening and I feel blessed.  Love Marcy"
Jan 12
Steve G. commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Marsha, What a wonderful belated birthday! By the way, Happy Birthday (belated), hugs and best wishes for a better new year. We had tornado warnings Friday night, and then a cold front Saturday morning with snow flurries for about an…"
Jan 12
deborah peck commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Dear Marsha, I am so glad your evening went well after all, I think the point of a dinner is just to spend time with family or friends anyway and it sounds like it all worked out in the long run for you, love Deb"
Jan 12
Marsha H commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Dear Mary Jane ...  After I got over the disappointment I was beginning to think exactly like you.  You made a lot of sense!  I was blessed because my friend from Vancouver made it to my house and we had a lovely chat.  Then my…"
Jan 12
Mary. Jane commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"I know this might not help..but every time I hare about big plans interrupted by major stuff...I get the feeling, that a higher power is involved, and if u had gone out tonite, on a nice evening, something bad mightnhave happened. So when Major…"
Jan 12
Marsha H commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Well my friends I'm convinced I have a black cloud over my head that just won't go away.  Firstly, warnings of high winds and a lot of snow.  Also -11 temps.  Ouch!  The young man who shovels my driveway is sick so I…"
Jan 11
Marsha H commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Mary Jane ...  Thanks for the Birthday wishes and they sure are appreciated.  I got lots of phone calls, cards and can't complain, but getting to the age I'd rather forget it.  LOL"
Jan 11
Marsha H commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"DJ ...  I know what you mean and I've had naps after doing a lot of work around the house so don't feel bad.  Thanks so much for the birthday wishes and I appreciate it."
Jan 11
Marsha H commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"My dear Chuck ...  Thank you for the Happy Birthday.  I'm older than dirt!  LOL  Love ya Marsha"
Jan 11
Charles E. Nelson commented on Steve Cain's group Bereaved Spouses
"Dear Marsha, A belated and from the heart Happy Birthday! I join everyone in hoping that your delayed celebration with friends is wonderful, tons of fun, and safe! XOXOXO Chuck"
Jan 11

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Just a quick note to thank you all for supporting each other. When I started this I would have NEVER thought this group would grow this big and have the amount of activity that it does. It's great to see you all supporting and helping each other. With 3 jobs it is hard to spend as much time as I'd like but it's good to know I don't have to spend a lot of time here administering things. Just remember I'm around if you need me. When something gets posted I do get an email and I will respond as soon as I get that. Thank you all for taking care of each other and remembering your loved ones here.

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At 9:10am on August 12, 2017, Joanne Dobrow said…

My Jack was my world. It has been eight months since I lost him and yes somehow you go on but I will always be half of me. I have lost half of what made me me.

At 11:08am on June 18, 2015, Cynthia Murphy said…

It has been a while since I have been here. My husband died 19 months ago after 17years of suffering from diabetes related problems. I didn't think I would ever get better but I have. Eight months into a horrible grief a friend called and asked me to come over, her brother was there. I dated her brother in high school. He had lost one of his sons in 2001 and grieving as much as I was. We've had so many discussions about what we have been through and where we are now.. We are dating now and loving life again. We still talk about our loved ones we lost but we remember with smiles and happy memories. I don't know what the future holds for me but I have to trust that God is leading me in the direction that was meant to be for the second half of my life.

At 2:19pm on September 1, 2014, Karen W said…

Joyce, welcome to the site.  I'm so sorry for your loss.  I lost my husband Ed almost 9 months ago and I have found myself back at this site often looking for comfort, encouragement, understanding, or just to vent my feelings.  Everyone here has been where you and I are and understands what we are going through.   I wish you strength for each new day. 

At 10:45am on September 1, 2014, Joyce M said…

I too am new to this site...and am not sure how to post a comment...I have read so many comments by others and have found some small measure of comfort knowing that what I am going thru is so normal...I lost my husband just 3 weeks ago and every day is so hard right now....

At 9:44am on May 26, 2013, Jan said…
How do I talk to people on this site? I posted and did a blog and no one responded. Maybe I didn't do it correctly.
At 9:02pm on December 7, 2012, Babs said…
I just realized I posted
I have read others post and it seems no matter whether the loss of our loved one is recent or years ago What I am feeling is what others have posted
I feel a large piece of my heart died when he did I feel like I have to be another person at work and then go home to our home we shared for 45 years and feel so alone I just crawl in bed and zone out to movies or sleep When I think about how much I miss him and being there when he took his last breath it's like I have to put my feelings away because its too hard to deal with them. I get mad then sad and cry I just want to go to sleep and wake up and he is back home with me. The question I have is I feel bad when other family members call with problems they are having or if they are sick. I feel like I can't handle it or be sympathetic and say the wrong thing to them. I really don't want to talk to others I feel bad I can't listen to there problems Does anyone else feel this way. I have always been the strong one helped others and was able to fix my problems. This grieving I can't fix me. I know everyone says it takes time but this is the worst thing to go thru and I don't feel I will ever be me again. I married Mike when I was 18. Moved from my patents house to be Mikes wife then became a mother and now 45 yrs later alone. I was always a wife and a mother never a me I don't know how to be me. Mike and I were friends too and did everything together I really don't have friends Sorry my post is so long. Mikes birthday is coming up then Xmas. Thanks for listening
At 8:40pm on December 7, 2012, Babs said…
Hi. I am new here how do I post a question My husband of 45 years passed away 10 months ago tonight I don't feel it will ever be better I miss so much. GOD BLESS EVERYONE
At 2:35am on September 13, 2012, Marilyn kroge said…
I am facing the 1st anniversary of the loss of my beloved Jim and I still can't accept that I am alone for the first time since I was 18 years old, almost 50 years with the same man and my only love. I wake in the night to sounds that I realize are coming from my very soul. I find myself calling out to him, begging him to please come back to me, that I can't go on without him and I can't stop the tears that won't stop and I don't want to stop the pain I feel because that would make it real, it would mean that I finally know that I will never feel his arms around me, that I'll never kiss him goodbye when he left each morning. This man I met for the first time and we knew that first meeting that love at first sight really happened and we were together from that moment until I kissed him and felt his last breath, warm and so amazing that I felt his breath as he closed his eyes and so quietly left me forever . I know how maudlin my words sound but I so need to finally tell someone of my pain. I'm not allowed to say any of this to my sons or anyone in my family. Their grief became anger and so this has been my life, alone and terribly hurt that no one wants to hear what I've said here where I feel safe sharing my deepest thoughts. Thank you......."m"
At 9:13pm on September 12, 2012, Margie Thrash said…

I am coming up on my second month without my rock (Scott) it is hard but I do have good friends that check up on me every night if I dont contact them so I am fortunate that way.  Had to already go thru his birthday without him was very hard to do.  Then we always did a 100 mile horse ride week of labor day did it this year by myself with a few friends and was hard but I did it.  Not a day goes by I dont cry.  One of his last text to me was please dont get depressed like I am right now (he had 3 months to live from diagnosis made it 3 1/2).  So I try to think of that text everytime it gets too bad and I go outside or work around the house and listen to alot of music.

At 2:21am on January 10, 2012, Rowe said…

Welcome to all new members. I Lost my first husband 31 yrs ago at the age of 38. Remaried 6 yrs later and lost my Late husband after 10 yrs. He has been gone for 15 years. I am living proof that after the grief, Life will go on.  Not at first, but about 5 yrs later you will be living again.. even though you thought it would never happen. I Recommend that you do not try to avoid the grief.. you have to deal with it because if you dont it will be waiting for you to come back. I am here for you if you need to vent, or just want someone to give you an ear.


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