I'm Scott. I just joined. I used to live in Northeast PHX so I know the area. In fact my parents moved back here from Prescott. I identified with what you said about not forming a lot of friendships there. Skip and I were that way. We had never anticipated staying in central NY as we just moved there as it was the center of the state to look at where we would wind up. It made sense at the time but not when he got sick and there were just the two of us. You do have friends and although I just joined the group I have realized that I am a different person for having loved Skip, for having the brief experience being married and I do feel that my life is richer now even though it is more lonely. I have less tolerance for stupid stuff or people that throw relationships away by choice. We did not have a choice. Please hang in there. Scott
Welcome Gregg - I lost mine 11/4/15 - he was 47 and we were together nearly 9 years. I was in shock after just 4 months he was gone. I will pray for us both. I found this site helpful and have chatted with some nice people. Rob
I, too, lost my partner and then wedded spouse of 53 years to leukemia in Novemeber 2014. I still cry every day for my lost love and the loneliness does not lessen. But somehow life goes on, albeit sadly. Most supposed friends have all turned out to sit in judgement of me and so I have no close family or friends to depend upon. Like me, it seems you will have to learn how to deal with your grief on your own. That is the sad advice I can give you. A great deal depends upon whether you are working and can immerse yourself in your job to fill your hours. I am long retired. I wish you well and send my condolences to you in your great loss.