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I A Grieving Widow

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I too am a widow and even though I have the gift of Psychic Mediumship I still miss his touch and his kiss. I can assure all of you that wish to keep your heart open and mind open...
    Junie111 Junie111 66-70, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I have been putting off grieving since I had 3 knee surgeries and had to handle the care and death of my mother in law. All of sudden, I have stopped sleeping, I cry at the sight...
    zoche zoche 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    E P changed the title from widower to widow. Thanks E P As I shake my head in wonder............. My wife passed away a few years back from a motor vehicle accident. A drunk ran...
    nudejersey nudejersey 41-45 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My first post on here was after I started dating my widower back in May of 2013. Well, we got married in May of 2014 and I couldn't be happier! I still have my insecurities but...
    GeorgiaR51 GeorgiaR51 51-55, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I might not show it but I am still grieving. My mom went a year ago June, my grandmother went this year 8 days before my mother's death day. I haven't even stared crying for my...
    airleas airleas 26-30, F Sep 29

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    I have been dating a widower for quite a while now. Today is the anniversary of his LW's passing. Later today he will post something on FB in honor of the anniversary. I always...
    Mandyloveshippos Mandyloveshippos 36-40, F Oct 7

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    sorry this will be long, just wanted you to have as much background as possible. and I all came spilling out. any thoughts on this subject ? hi I am new to being a WOW...
    mydarlin mydarlin 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    My husband of 24 years died suddenly 4 years ago. It's been a very difficult and also very interesting journey so far and I'm always intrigued about what the future might yet still...
    50ShadesOfWidowhood 50ShadesOfWidowhood 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    I don't know if this counts, but here's my story. My first girlfriend that I really loved had moved to South Carolina with me being stuck in Texas. We talked every night and saw...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 27

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    My grandmother recently passed away. I miss her and cant believe shes gone. She was my hero.
    mysterygirl096 mysterygirl096 18-21, F Sep 28

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    I know you can't miss something or someone you've never had or met but, I wish I had met my older unborn sister. My mom got cancer and the doctors didn't detect it so my older...
    ceceprix ceceprix 18-21, F Oct 1

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    My life has been a lifetime movie the last 3 years. I am married 20 years. Met my lover and mm 3 years ago and fell head over heals in love. I kept it a secret. He asked me to...
    laurieh1977 laurieh1977 36-40, F Oct 10

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    I recently lost my uncle almost 6 months ago and he was like a father to me. Growing up, I never had a father, but he was my father figure. He treated me like his own daughter. He...
    brightsunshine brightsunshine 16-17, F a week ago

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    "burnmysoul" more commonly known as my missed friend Alif, was sadly forced to leave EP back in july :'( sad story. but anyway he was awesome with his short multiple messages and...
    coffeelover123 coffeelover123 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My Dad died about 5 years ago. It still hurts every time I think about him. He literally saved my life when I was a teenager. Yet, all that I could was hold his hand and watch him...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I know that this is probably considered in a passing of a friend, but I have many friends of whom's friendships I grieve of losing. I moved from my hometown about 3 years ago, and...
    HeatherMarie14 HeatherMarie14 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My grandfather passed over 10 years ago, yet I still miss him everyday... He died from cancer, which kind I can't remember, but it was terrible. To watch him turn from strong and...
    HeatherMarie14 HeatherMarie14 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I lost my husband on July 16, 2013 to sudden cardiac arrest 2 days after our 15th wedding anniversary. He was 42 and we have two daughters. What was most shocking to me was after...
    Moodybleu Moodybleu 41-45 2 Responses Sep 25

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    Today the pain is so bad that I cannot move. It is just over two month since my husband died and the pain has not lessened, I cannot live without him, now I just exist, half a...
    dbkmb dbkmb 70+, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I met my W nearly two years after my divorce. In short I was divorced because my ex had substance abuse issues. My W, also lost his wife due to substance abuse issues. We had an...
    laila128 laila128 31-35, F Sep 25

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    I lost my Hubby a month ago. He died from Liver cancer. Tho he was diagnosed April of 2012. The start of June this year symptoms started to show and from then on everything just...
    ladyequine74 ladyequine74 36-40 4 Responses Oct 5

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    Cholangio carcinoma took my husband 5 weeks ago. He was healthy and fine until 3 weeks before that. I just never thought this would happen nor that it would be so awful. The...
    wease1 wease1 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    My husband died in a car accident a month and a half ago only one week after his 37th birthday . I am completely lost without him ..I don't understand what happened or why i went...
    MzVeiga1 MzVeiga1 36-40, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    I am 25 years old and I lost my soul mate, best friend and husband almost three weeks ago to suicide. Although that is what it looked like, I know in my heart that it was an...
    jcamacho2189 jcamacho2189 22-25, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    A couple going on vacation but his wife was on a business trip so he went to the destination first and his wife would meet him the next day. When he reached his hotel, he decided...
    blindfoldstacy blindfoldstacy 41-45, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I found this on the internet - Hope it helps someone. 5 stages of grief - how it applies to infidelity Posting from another site. This will help you understand that the...
    NOWHealing NOWHealing 61-65, F 5 days ago

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    Great article, "My Mother Doesn’t Love Me and the Process of Grieving." http://emergingfrombroken.com/my-mother-doesn%E2%80%99t-love-me-and-the-process-of-grieving/
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    Good article, "My Mother doesn't love me and the process of Grieving." http://emergingfrombroken.com/my-mother-doesn%E2%80%99t-love-me-and-the-process-of-grieving/
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Sep 30

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