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I Am a Widow

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    I Am a Widow With 5 Children - And after many years, I am surviving and happy, there is hope.
    RedheadJolene RedheadJolene 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 9, 2008

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    I Just Lost My Husband - Hello I just lost my husband (it will be two months on the 30th). It was ver sudden with no warning. I have been lost ever since my world has turned...
    Cuzcontrol Cuzcontrol 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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    Missing My Husband & Soulmate - We thought we were going home for the week-end to attend his step-sister's funeral.  My husband, the love of my life, was...
    rme879 rme879 56-60 51 Responses Oct 6, 2008

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    I Survived A Year - Hi, I haven't been here for a long time. I have been trying to survive without the love of my life. So far I have succeeded and I know that he would be glad...
    bellaboo2 bellaboo2 46-50, F Sep 2, 2013

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    He Was Not Next To Me - My husband died four years ago, we were together for 27 years, since i was 16. I thought i was doing so well when at four am on sunday morning i woke up and...
    Erinlee Erinlee 41-45 5 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    Don't Let Anyone Rush You Part II - Another disadvantage of dating too soon (before you are healed emotionally) is: You as a person are not at your best mentally and emotionally...
    CourageousUnafraid CourageousUnafraid 56-60 Sep 4, 2013

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    Lonely - I am so lonely without my husband.  We would have been together 13 yrs & married 5 yrs on feb 21st. We have a now 4 yrs old child.  I am raising...
    lml11202008 lml11202008 31-35 7 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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    He Would Be Glad - I woke up and he was not in bed but that was normal  because he was always so active,  so I got up and he was sitting in the balcony  ...
    sweetmeisje sweetmeisje 26-30, F 17 Responses Jan 7, 2010

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    My husband died of prostate cancer March 10, 2013. We were marred for 32years. I miss him everyday, even his grumblings. I can now make it through a couple of days of the week...
    dkirk dkirk 56-60 2 Responses Feb 19

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    Loss - I lost my husband 13 years ago this month. I miss him so much. I was talking long distance on the phone with my mom when I heard our dog bark. Just once, went into the...
    Petmom69 Petmom69 66-70, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 2013

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    My 1st Day On Ep/ My Man Died In Car Crash - hi, glad to find this group 5 years ago it happen - he and i got hit by drunk driver he died and i got disabled. i dont want to go...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Apr 12, 2009

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    My Heart Is Broken - On December 13, 2008 my husband called me and stated that he saved a dog from getting run over on the interstate.  We work in 2 different states (3 hours...
    Zingara37 Zingara37 46-50, F 15 Responses Jan 24, 2009

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    Our Anniversary - It's been 6 years since I lost my Darling and I miss him tremendously. He was such a big part of my life that I thought I would just die of a broken heart when he...
    Martha45 Martha45 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 21, 2012

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    Short And Sweet - I am 28 years old. I got into a relationship very young....at the age of 14. I got engaged at 17. I loved this boy with everything I had.... heart soul and all...
    alicia164 alicia164 26-30, F Sep 10, 2013

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    Happy Birthday - It was my husbands 46th birthday yesterday and it was a bad day all round, work was crappy my mood was crappy and I was just missing him so much, those waves of...
    stillgrieving stillgrieving 41-45 4 Responses Mar 26, 2010

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    Widows - I think of you often those that were here when I came and those after me. You understood the pain I felt, you lent me an ear, you encouraged me, you where here when I...
    goahead goahead 56-60, F Oct 21, 2013

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    Hello Everyone ! - I've been reading about all of you and just want to say, I too know where you are coming from and my heart goes out to all of you. My precious Husband of 36...
    LKRK LKRK 56-60 18 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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    Lonesome Journey - One year and 3 months ago I started this long and lonesome journey I have come far but have a long way to go. I do not let myself dwell on  what was...
    goahead goahead 56-60, F 16 Responses Nov 29, 2010

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    I watched the time and I remembered the perfume, I got obsessed, but this feeling is gross and filthy. Purity is what keeps ringing after these feelings of lust bursting inside of...
    Aspirationalaureliano Aspirationalaureliano 18-21 Dec 31, 2013

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    My Jacquie - I very recently lost "my Jacquie" to cancer on September 3, 2013. We were married for 25 years this past April. She was everything to me. We were not social people...
    lostwithoutmyjacquie lostwithoutmyjacquie 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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    Missing Him - I married when I was 18. I had our first child by 19. We both wanted children right away. By the time I was 24 we had 3 children. I recently lost my Father in March...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    Love - We weren't married, but we may as well have been. I love her with all my heart and she felt the same way about me. One day in November of 2007 the love of my life was...
    godsmack666 godsmack666 18-21, M 26 Responses Feb 9, 2009

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    Love Is A Journey That Began At Forever & Ends At Never. - I lost my friend, my partner, my children Father, our grandchildren's PaPa, my lover, my husband. If only I could...
    Lostu Lostu 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 20, 2013

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    I lost my husband very suddenly on Halloween of 2013, though it was technically November 1 since it was 12:05. We had gotten married just 6 weeks earlier, but had been together for...
    harperjoplin harperjoplin 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 21

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    Where should I start. Oh yes.. I am a widow and I am 26 years old I lost my husband unexpectedly July 2, 2013 he was 29 years old and we have been married for 8 years. We just got...
    Littlezummy Littlezummy 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I Am A Widow - I LOST MY HUSBAND OF 42 YEARS ON Dec 20th of 09, one minute he was here and the next he was gone, he had a massive heart attack, i will never be the same person i...
    peachesl624 peachesl624 66-70 1 Response Jun 27, 2011

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    Tears For Fears - Am a widow since November 22, 2010. He struggled his illness for 6 long years. Now he is in heaven.
    Jennypinks Jennypinks 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2013

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    Recently Bereaved - I lost my husband suddenly 2 weeks ago. We have been together since we were 15 years old. He died the day before his 40th birthday. We have 4 lovely...
    Coral1973 Coral1973 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    The Holidays - I AM RECENTLY WIDOWED.. ITS BEEN ONLY 6 MONTHS.. WE WERE HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS.. IF ITS POSSIBLE, THE LAST 3 YRS OF HIS LIFE, WE GREW EVEN MORE IN LOVE WITH THE...
    EC29 EC29 51-55, F 6 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    I lost my wife on Saturday the 18th of Jan 2014. We have a 3 year old son together who is such a mommies boy. My wife was just 30 years old and we had been married for 5 years...
    youngwidower34 youngwidower34 31-35, M Jan 21

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    Life Stinks - My husband has been gone now for a little over 2 years now. I wish me would of listened to me and got in the car. They might of been able to save him. He was...
    Terrapin Terrapin 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 2, 2008

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    Young Widow - I met my 2nd husband in 1993. We were both living and travelling  on boats in the med area. Despite being  already married with a young daughter, I...
    cornishchick cornishchick 41-45, F 16 Responses Aug 15, 2007

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    So Shocking - My husband, my beautiful inside and out, husband died of a heart attack on Feb.23 2009. We were on holidays in Mexico. We arrived Sat.evening and he was...
    sallyf sallyf 46-50 3 Responses Apr 30, 2009

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    Widowed and Lost - [After receiving a few kind comments, I've decided to update this a bit and share a bit more of "Myself". It's Aug 19th, 2009 and, just today, I called...
    TrueBlues59 TrueBlues59 46-50 13 Responses Feb 4, 2009

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    I would like to share my experiences after my husband passing. My husband died of lung cancer, before he died I always reminded him of his promise to come to my dream or giving me...
    BR7362 BR7362 61-65, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    My Husband Died In a Car Accident - My husband died in a car accident,3 weeks ago the pain is unbearable we have a two year son,who keeps asking for daddy,my life was all about him...
    delladolittle delladolittle 36-40 13 Responses Mar 31, 2009

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    I lost my husband on Oct 31, 2013. he was electrocuted on the job. he went to work on Monday Oct 28 and never came home. this is the hardest thing I have ever had to try and...
    joannefog joannefog 51-55, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    Life Of A Year 13 Year Old Girl - I got married at the age of 13 I am 16 years old right now My beloved husband died in a car crash and left me after 2 months of our marriage...
    Lost2011December Lost2011December 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2013

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    Lost My Husband At 26 :( - i lost my husband justin back in march 2009, i never thought something so horrible could happen, he was the love of my life and could never picture my...
    ashleypope ashleypope 26-30, F 12 Responses Jan 20, 2010

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    Widowed At 29 - 3 weeks ago my life was amazing,loving loyal husband, 5 beautiful children then bang...its all gone so terribly wrong...I have been plunged into an existence that I...
    soulsearchingforever soulsearchingforever 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    My wife died very suddenly in 1995 when my children were quite young and needed some looking after.I changed my job to one that was less demanding.I have never thought of getting...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 2 Responses Feb 25

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    Widowed At 39 With A 5 Year Old Daughter - Eighteen months ago my husband of 6 years woke me at two in the morning with difficulty breathing. I rushed him to the Emergency room...
    nursevcc nursevcc 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 5, 2013

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    I Lost My Soulmate - On Jan 23,2013 i lost my wife suddenly, i called 911 at 7am and she was pronounced dead at 12:30pm....the same day.....I did get to kiss her and tell her i...
    Southernmagic Southernmagic 56-60 5 Responses Jun 4, 2013

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    Just Us Two - I am a widow.  Every day I wake up and have to remember that.  After 22 years of marriage my husband's prediction, "I will not live past 60," is...
    champ68193 champ68193 51-55 40 Responses Jan 12, 2009

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    I am a lady aged 21 I lost my husband 7 months ago .he died in a car accident and died on the spot.he was the man of my dreams.we had a baby girl he died two months before she...
    ruth49 ruth49 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    when I found her in the back yard;I started to scream that my wife was gone!!the light appeared!.she was under it;my dad was to the right of the light and my grandma was to the...
    bobbynorth bobbynorth 51-55, M Mar 5

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    The Journey Of A Widow - Was 4 years ago Aug26th2009 that tuned my life upside down and inside out my husband at the age of 54  we thought healthy had a stroke never woke up and...
    goahead goahead 56-60, F Oct 12, 2013

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    Invisible Widow - Ten years ago, my fiance died six weeks before our wedding. I'm not legally a widow, but I certainly feel like one.  I haven't loved like that again. It's...
    MichaelsWidow MichaelsWidow 41-45, F 12 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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    In a Moment My Life Was Forever Changed. - Steven and I had known from the start that we were to be together . After 10 years of living without each other we married on October 26...
    lonelymomof3 lonelymomof3 31-35 33 Responses Apr 18, 2009

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    Hi, I have been a widow for one and a half years. I woke up on August 11th, 2012 to find my husband gone. He had a massive coronary. I was devastated. I stayed in the house we...
    bellaboo2 bellaboo2 46-50, F Apr 1

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    Don't Let Anyone Rush You - In March 2011, I had only been widowed one week when I received a call from a friend that her brother in law (whom I had met briefly 5 years earlier...
    CourageousUnafraid CourageousUnafraid 56-60 3 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    Im A Widow - im a widow,how i hate those words. my life ended jan 2013. my husband of 28 yrs ,had been in and out of hospital for years