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I A Grieving Widow

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 People

    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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    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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    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 Jan 9, 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Feb 12, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Warning Widows Are Targets!!

    I lost my spouse of 28 years to cancer 7 years ago. I watched him suffer and cared for him for five years. When I decieded to move on and date again I joined match.com. Not knowing what a target I was! Long story short.. I thought I meet a great man.. but he turned out to be a...
    holahoopqueen holahoopqueen 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 5, 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My favorite aunt passed a week and half ago, after 20 months and 3 days of living with stage 4 cancer. Yesterday we laid her to rest and I am so lost. I know that everything...
    TooUnbearable TooUnbearable 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I dated a widower for about 3 years. When we met he'd finished a 4 year relationship after his LW, as well as internet dating with quite a few women and then that's how we met...
    Salmoncakes Salmoncakes 51-55 1 Response a week ago

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    In 5 days I have lost my Nanna and my Grandad. The pain I feel is out of this world and what makes it worse is that my Nanna was an unexpected death, she was only in her early...
    sfairy27 sfairy27 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    A quarter of a year has passed and I still think about him every single day. I can't help it, everything reminds me of him. Red hair, British slang, that posh accent, that one cute...
    iKitKat iKitKat 18-21, F Aug 27

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    Every so often I dream about my husband. I have come to terms with his leaving. With my not ever being able to see him again or talk to him. To have him hold me in his arms. But...
    Helianthus52N Helianthus52N 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Sort of strange to me that my son is taller than my husband was when he died. He is so much like his dad in so many ways, when we went to a function tonight, It felt like I kept...
    NotmyCircusNotmymonkeys NotmyCircusNotmymonkeys 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I am 21 years old and I lost my husband in a freak accident, I am having trouble accepting it, I miss him so much.
    mariibella mariibella 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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    I still remember the way your eyes sparkle when you smile. The sound of your lazy morning voice. I remember the weight of your body on mine. and how small my hands are in yours. I...
    Thekidsmom Thekidsmom 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 1

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    Good thing I have repellant!
    Jacques0041 Jacques0041 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    I am 32 years old and have been looking for some sort of support. My husband took his life 2 weeks ago and I am not sure how I will ever survive. He left me with 3 children to...
    kdm629 kdm629 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    if any one here please talk to me i want care love i am all alone
    Adityalosty Adityalosty 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    As I age, the lovers and "Friends with benefits" get bored and drift away. There simply isn't the glue that marriage, bearing children, perhaps adopting from birth...none of the...
    smudged smudged 36-40, T Aug 24

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    I need to express this. I feel so alone and feel that I am going through all of the emotions at once dealing with this. I sometimes don't even know where to begin. But I pray that...
    FromJWtoJEW FromJWtoJEW 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I'm gonna love ya Until you hate me And I'm gonna show ya What's really crazy You should've known better Than to mess with me, honey I'm gonna love ya, I'm gonna love ya Gonna love...
    Juli3b3ar Juli3b3ar 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I was divorced after three decades of marriage. It was a sad and very difficult time but I landed on my feet after a lot of therapy and tears. After that divorce, I met a man a...
    KINSELLO KINSELLO 56-60, F Aug 23

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    I went to the park today with my son and my friends disabled grandson. I'm trying to break through the emotional solitude I've been in . I've been off all my depression meds Sence...
    lifeafterasuicide lifeafterasuicide 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 30

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    By Isaac Butler Here's a little note to all The nice operate that people are executing all over Ferguson.... You might have read concerning this syndicated cartoon by illus...You...
    Joshua603b4zn8 Joshua603b4zn8 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    This coming up Saturday, it will be two months since our family friend passed away. She was 75 years old. I don't grieve ALL the time. I just do when I feel like it. I tell myself...
    ArtLover24 ArtLover24 22-25, F Sep 10

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    the following is a list of over 100 contradictions in the bible: 1. God is satisfied with his works Gen 1:31 God is dissatisfied with his works...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 1 Response Aug 25

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    What a Joke my Creator Played with me? He had shown me exactly 4 years Ago today that I was chasing the SHOOTER of my Husband. Today, 4 years later that is exactly what I have...
    BlueMah BlueMah 46-50, M Sep 1

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    Nicole C. Mullen - Call On Jesus"Call On Jesus"I'm so very ordinaryNothing special on my ownI have never walked on waterI have never calmed a stormSometimes I'm hiding awayFrom...
    ItsOnlyAPaperMoon ItsOnlyAPaperMoon 46-50, F Sep 11

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    a widow future A woman visits a fortune teller who tells her prepare yourself to be a widow. Your husband will die a horrible and violent death this year. Visibly shaken, the woman...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    I wrote a book that's being published: "Once The Storm is Over: From Grieving To Healing After The Suicide of My Daughter." I'm interested in connecting with those who have been...
    ninabingham ninabingham 46-50, F Aug 23

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    For the past 3 months i have just ignored everything.... Pretended like nothing has happened and just doing the utmost necessary things around the place I once called home. Seven...
    99hello99 99hello99 31-35, F Aug 24

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    1997........when I was 19 I lost my Mum to cancer, I was just about to start my A Level finals and head off to Uni when she was diagnosed with lung cancer but then died 3 days...
    aronpaul8778 aronpaul8778 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    My story is alittle different then the ones posted, I'll give a brief history so all of you can understand. Nearly 2 years ago now, the father of my grand daughter passed away...
    hlloyd44 hlloyd44 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 27

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    My MM is packing up his/our apartment right now, waiting for his wife to come and help him load up the truck. He'll be living alone in a hotel for the next few weeks, then moving...
    inaraserra inaraserra 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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    My teen daughter committed suicide last year, and I wrote a book that's being published next year about it : "Once The Storm Is Over: From Grieving To Healing After The Suicide of...
    ninabingham ninabingham 46-50, F Aug 29

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