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I A Grieving Widow

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 59 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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

    Change...Change...Change When I was a fresh widow, people would comment, "You will marry again...you're still young." It would p.i.s.s me off or set me into self-pity; judging how...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 6

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    I smile and I smile I pretend and I smile more I lash out. And I cry I push those I care about away. Then I pretend more And I lash out more I create more heartache for lack...
    IamnothereIjustappeartobe IamnothereIjustappeartobe 41-45, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    And I'm so deeply disappointed in the way My husband is that I think I'm actually grieving and mourning over the loss of what I thought our relationship could be as the reality...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Widowed twice, first married for 29 years. He died of Lung cancer. It has now been 4 months since husband of 21 years died of liver cancer. It is much more difficult this time...
    cook4j cook4j 70+, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    Its been three years this february. Hard to believe he is gone. We were married forty years, and what a great man. I miss him, but Im getting better. If I let myself think about...
    Shellfinder Shellfinder 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I recently lost my loving husband few weeks back. 15 February 2015 after battling cancer metastesis Stage 4 . It was lately that I knew about the metastesis few days before he...
    lohans lohans 46-50 2 Responses Mar 7

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    My husband died of ischemic heart disease about 7 months ago while we were on a trip in Russia. It was a complete shock to me as he had never experienced any chest pain before. My...
    Sandrafu Sandrafu 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    I've posted a few times over the last 18 months about my relationship with my deceased friend's widower. One of my closest friends--with whom I grew up and went to college, lived...
    FireFlare FireFlare 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    I've been dating my widower for over three years, and the late wife has been gone for nearly seven. We even moved in together because he said that he wanted to spend the rest of...
    nevereverenough nevereverenough 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I met my man 30 yrs ago. Lost touch with my friends from back then until my divorce. I started dating him 6 months after his wife died. His wife took her own life. We have been...
    2findmyfit 2findmyfit 41-45, F 15 hrs ago

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    There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Mar 12

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    I tried to get closure from an ex-friend but honestly made me feel more ******. I don't have anyone at the moment in my life. Losing my friend has been so hard on me. I'm thinking...
    IntrovertedKat IntrovertedKat 18-21, F Mar 15

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    Monthly. Not my fault. But still it comes.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 20

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    My husband died suddenly almost 3 months ago. He was only 43, I miss him so much. I have a 10 & 11 year old. It still doesn't seem real even though I know it is. His heart just...
    LoLoEvie LoLoEvie 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    My husband died suddenly two months ago tonight. He was only 51 years old and so healthy, strong and vital that I still can't understand what happened. He died while he was away...
    mhammond mhammond 51-55 2 Responses Mar 7

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    I reunited with someone I dated back in the 60!s marred in 2011 passed away 10 mo ltr my heart is broken
    paz1 paz1 56-60 Mar 9

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    My husband Dave of 15 years lost his battle with CHF and other related issues. I am lost without him and miss him so much, I still sleep on the couch where I was sleeping before he...
    Grannygoosie Grannygoosie 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    im not sure if il ever stop grieving but one day I will. its harder as the seasons change & everyone is out during the nice weather..but not me ill be home missing you & thinking...
    MyraTomPhil MyraTomPhil 26-30 2 hrs ago

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    On Miracles We can't pray that He make our lives free of problems; it won't happen. We can't ask Him to make us immune from pain; He won't do that. We can't ask Him to wave a magic...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F Mar 7

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    Just the other day, as I was walking towards my house, a neighbor stopped me. He appeared to give off an indescribable look as he walked towards me. I was kinda alarmed, but became...
    NaomiSoulJourney NaomiSoulJourney 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I read that the deadly black widow has arrived in Britain Actually, we're not allowed to call it the Black Widow anymore...now it's The Recently Bereaved Arachnid Of Ethnic...
    Johndoe10000 Johndoe10000 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Humor about Irish Marriages Some years ago, Michael J. Flanagan, a successful New York contractor, was standing on the deck of the Staten Island Ferry when a car got loose and...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    There are daughters of narcissistic mothers who have barely survived psychologically. In the extreme, there are daughters who starved themselves to death by anorexia as the only...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response Mar 4

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    December 21st 2014 I lost my older sister and my best friend. Her husband shot her in the back of her head. I cant believe it still, and I am not sure it will ever be something...
    kellykelly95 kellykelly95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4