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I A Grieving Widow

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 59 People

    Missing My Husband

    Jerry wasn't my first husband, but he is the last.  We were married for 30 years.  We had our good times and our bad, just like in every marriage.  We were looking forward to the year 2011 so we could sell our place and retire to Arizona.  He was a retired Master Chief in the...
    oktahalillian oktahalillian 61-65, F Jan 1, 2012

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    The "me Too" Club

    Hi Friends. So sorry for the incredible loss you all feel. This is a lousy club to be in. However, talking with people and sharing experiences does help. I'm 50 and lost my husband 2 years ago after 26 years of marriage. It's still tough, and while I keep busy during the...
    PaulaDi PaulaDi 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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    Hurt

    My live in boyfriend of 10 years hung himself in my basement Dec.21/12 while I watch TV awake in bed...... I found him like that when I went to turn out the Christmas tree lights and noticed that the basement light was on so I walked down the stairs and there he was hanging and...
    LisaKS LisaKS 26-30 1 Response Jan 9, 2013

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    Lost It All!

    I left a twenty year loveless marriage and found my true love! My two daughters and his three became a family. After only seven years, Aug 2009 i found out i was stage 4 endometrial cancer spread to kidney bladder stomach spin and lung. in Sept 2009 my beloved husband found...
    BBurns BBurns 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 23, 2010

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    Cancer

    My husband died recently from primary liver cancer. He was 62 years old. He was my world. i just am so angry with the world. and so sick of hearing people say i have no idea what you are going through but it will get better. I get so mad. It will not get better. Yeah maybe i wont...
    pess pess 56-60 4 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    The "me Too" Club

    Hi Friends. So sorry for the incredible loss you all feel. This is a lousy club to be in. However, talking with people and sharing experiences does help. I'm 50 and lost my husband 2 years ago after 26 years of marriage. It's still tough, and while I keep busy during the...
    PaulaDi PaulaDi 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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    New Here

    I lost my husband of 40yrs Jan 2012. I lost a 36yr old son to suicide Sept. 2010. My 41st wedding anniversary is Sept 4th & the 2yr death date of my son is Sept 20. I am having a very hard time with depression, the doctor put me on meds last week but I don't they have kicked in...
    widowwomab widowwomab 56-60 1 Response Aug 26, 2012

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    Can't Cope

    My beloved husband of 9 years was killed on his way to work that morning on his motorcycle some one stopped on the interstate he hit them and the person that hit him killed him and ran it's been 3 months...
    greavingwidow3 greavingwidow3 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2013

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    Car Wreck

    I lost my husband of 22yrs. 4 yrs. ago. The crying every day grieving is over but now the "what the heck am I going to do w/ the rest of my life" is hitting me. We were very happy. I'm a teacher, he was a post man. We have 2 kids. We're in a church that helped us so much. It is...
    stubbemand stubbemand 51-55, F 6 Responses May 12, 2010

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    I Loved Him Soo Much Will I Ever Get Out Of Bed

    I can't believe I am. Here!!I lost my husband Scott on August 9/2013.My husband Scott was diagnosed with spleen cancer we were told that the cancer was isolated to his spleen.Scott had insurance with the V.A.his diagnose was given by a oncologist in.hospital after barreling with...
    joannefrancis joannefrancis 41-45, F Oct 9, 2013

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    Loss Of My Husband

    i am 27 years old and on August 31st my life changed for ever my husband was 28 years old and he had been battling brain cancer since February and the doctors repeatedly told us that its wasnt the type of cancer that would take his life and i woke up to him on friday august 31st...
    brandihalpain brandihalpain 26-30 2 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    Karen

    i lost my husband of 38 years would have been 39 in aprili feel that through neglect of the hospital and doctors he would not have died but thats a long story . i now feel as if there is nothing left for me to go on for its like half of me is missing i talk to God and ask why but...
    kp74080 kp74080 56-60 Mar 31, 2012

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    Lost My Wife To Cancer. What Do I Do Now?

    Thought I had it made. Wife ,2 kids, house, decent pension to look forward to. We were married for 17 years and thought we could grow old together. Now I'm lonely, raising 2 kids and just plain miserable. I'm only 48 but now I feel 80.Need to sell the house and move back to the...
    toohonestman toohonestman 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    Hi I'm Paula

    my husband died of copd on the 6th of this month never been alone
    paula5625 paula5625 51-55 1 Response Oct 31, 2012

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    Ye, I Understand Your Pain

    I was a widower at the age of 35. My wife died of cancer leaving me and our 3 children. The youngest was only 2 1/2 yr. It was very painful experience. Three years later I remarried and I am thankful to God for his guidance cos my new wife is a very good stepmother to my children...
    pakbumbum pakbumbum 51-55 1 Response Feb 12, 2011

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    Loss My Husband

    my husband passed away June10,2013. We were married almost 19 years an together for 24years. Not sure yet what was the cause. We know he had bronchitis.
    sissykay sissykay 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2013

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    Daughter And Husband

    Back In January 02, 2012 My daughter passed away, then on March 9, 2012 my husband of 44 years passed away. I knew he was dying but I still can not see me without him, My daughter she had a operation for cancer and they got it all and for days later she died, She was my oldest...
    ladyfish50 ladyfish50 61-65, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2013

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    All Alone

    To Sinnona, Iam also a widow and feel your pain. Iam now 59  and have been alone for almost two years. Ihave kept our house but feel overwhelmed trying to keep up with it all and working full time. I have two grown daughters but basically am by myself trying to figure it all...
    Roey Roey 56-60 6 Responses May 8, 2009

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    Losing A Souse To End Stage Renal Failure

    I lost my husband on February 2, 2013. He had End Stage Renal Failure, had been on dialysis for 6 years. In the back of your mind you know the day is coming but when it does, you still aren't ready to say your goodbyes. I miss him so much. I keep myself busy so I don't have...
    snoeangel snoeangel 51-55 Mar 20, 2013

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    Loss

    Last May my husband was diagnosed with cancer. We were told from the outset that any treatment would be palliative as John had lung cancer which had already spread to his bones and liver. It was a roller coaster ride which changed both our lives forever. On December 1 2011 John...
    Teltel Teltel 56-60, F Sep 25, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Hi, I'm a widow at 47 yrs young!! I miss my Husband so much , he was my world, we have 3 children and two grandchildren, my husband passed away Dec 2013, people keep telling me...
    tinateaspoon tinateaspoon 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    The young life was a relative of a dear friend, I am grieving for My friend!
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I am 35 and have been widowed for two years.
    SG2015 SG2015 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    I'm a widow. It's been two years. I am 35
    SG2015 SG2015 31-35, F Feb 19

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    My husband passed away almost three months ago from cardiomyopathy. We had no idea he had heart problems. I hate that I wasn't there to hold him or say good bye. I hate that he...
    Jlfair Jlfair 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My mother passed away six days ago due to cardiac arrest. It was so sudden. Talked to her in person that night, heard she died the following morning. So, my emotions are all over...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef 26-30, F Feb 16

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    I just responded to someone about the loss of Leslie Gore. When I hit reply, a friend of mine called and told me a friend of ours just passed away today. Life is strange. Isn't...
    IrisROE IrisROE 56-60, F Feb 17

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    I met the sweetest person on Match. We communicated for 11weeks. He didn't want to meet right away because he was recovering form an accident. I was okay with that for the first...
    Sophia1967 Sophia1967 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    I lost my husband to stomach cancer Oct 2013. He was 44 when he passed ans i just turned 40 this summer. I still stuggle with the grief but I think knowing his destiny and having...
    mslady02 mslady02 36-40, F Feb 2

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    Younger Women are more Willing to Marry Older Men. A recent survey measured people’s attitudes about marrying a partner either older or younger than themselves. The survey...
    Donnaccaa Donnaccaa 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    he died. suddenly, tragically, stupidly. He did not need to die. He thought he was superman but he needed safety protection just like everyone else. my 3 children and I are so...
    cgordon cgordon 31-35, F Feb 4

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    I'm so scared because we started dating and all this is new for me. He lost his wife 2 years ago. He has 3 kids. He drives 2 hours almost everyday to see me. Everything seems good...
    yaya9801 yaya9801 36-40, F Feb 8

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    Hi, I'm looking for others that are in or have been through similar situations. My husband died last March and I have two small children. I just can't seem to find anyone that can...
    myrollercoasteroflife myrollercoasteroflife 31-35, F Feb 16

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    I lost my husband just 3 weeks ago. I do not even feel like the word husband begins to explain our relationship. He was my best friend, my soulmate, my everything. Oh yea, and I...
    biscuitforeva biscuitforeva 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    I lost the love of my life 12 weeks ago and my life will never be the same. He was only 27 and we have a three year old daughter together. We have been together since we were 16...
    Jlfair Jlfair 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My husband was an alcoholic. He'd been drinking socially since he was a teenager, and he started drinking really heavily when he could legally buy it for himself at age 21. He'd...
    Mollywobbles225 Mollywobbles225 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    "Black Widow Baby" is an instantly better song if you think about an actual baby black widow spider.
    vivianvulpes vivianvulpes 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Women's roles in the Bible The status of women in the Christian Gospels Sponsored link. Women in ancient Israel: Women's status and freedoms were severely limited by Jewish law...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Jan 29

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    Women's roles in the Bible The status of women in the Christian Gospels Sponsored link. Women in ancient Israel: Women's status and freedoms were severely limited by Jewish law...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I am new to EP in the sense that I have joined EP months back. I browsed around and sadly I felt the need to abandon this account. Sadness overwhelmed me instantly I felt like I...
    ButterflyTearz ButterflyTearz 70+, F 16 Responses Jan 28

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    Jack decided to go skiing with his buddy, Bob. They loaded up Jack's mini van and headed north. After driving for a few hours, they got caught in a terrible blizzard. They pulled...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I'm using this forum as a way to be able to talk about my feelings that I couldn't talk about with anyone bc of my secret affair. The only person I could talk to about this was the...
    Melnmoose Melnmoose 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 18

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    I am a bit lonely and could use a good female friend. I am married and it's fine. But I still feel lonely. Like a football widow I am a horse widow. All her spare moments involve...
    twojay twojay 61-65, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    Hi, I'm a new member, I'm 47 years young, I was widowed in Dec 2013, I am hoping to talk to people who are also widowed!! X
    tinateaspoon tinateaspoon 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was living in California in my early 20's, my boyfriend lived in Compton, a bad part of town for me to drive over there at night, but I did it anyway. He wasn't home. I drove to...
    ceywat ceywat 51-55, F 12 Responses Jan 28

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    A few weeks ago my daughter died, her and her mother (my ex) where in a wreck in the way to her grandparents house. And that's why I wasn't around for a couple weeks grieving and...
    Jwolf1342 Jwolf1342 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    Some people believe that I have this ability to help them with the grieving process of death. If it is a friend or a loved one I help as much as I can. HAHA I am like Ghost...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 29

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