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I Am a Young Widow

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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 remember the way you smell. I still smell you sometimes. Not often. Less now than before. My fingers remember tracing the lines next to...
    Thekidsmom Thekidsmom 36-40, F 7 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    My wife died 8 years ago.

    Was a hard time but my 2 daughters help me come through it. And now we 3 are closer then most families due to this. Still misses my wife but I am now glad for what she brought to me and I see her in my daughters everyday.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 23, 2015

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    Young Widow With 4 Kids

    We lost my husband on Dec. 29th, 2009. He was 37yrs old. We have 4 beautiful children that miss him very much. I am 32yrs old and feel like I am so alone. I know that I have to start living again but I just seem to be going through the motions right now...
    amyleighann amyleighann 31-35, F 21 Responses Jan 13, 2010

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    I lost my beloved husband this past August to

    lung cancer. He was 49 years old. He was diagnosed at Stage IV, terminal. When we were given the diagnosis that he had 2 years at the outside, it seemed like the sky had fallen. It didn't make sense; it seemed utterly cruel and impossible. We huddled together in bed and we were...
    TRMT TRMT 51-55 Dec 3, 2014

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    Gone Too Soon

    It has been 9mo since my husband died of a brain tumor. He was 36 and so am I. I miss him so much it physically hurts sometimes. He fought for 17 months...surgery, chemo, radiation, etc...I still have such a hard time just accepting that he is not coming back. I am trying to pick...
    samp77 samp77 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    I a 36 year old lady.

    My husband passed away two weeks ago. I miss him very much. I am looking for support and friends .
    Melodyjoy36 Melodyjoy36 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 21, 2015

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    Whenever things do not go well in my life,

    I can't help but go five step backwards with my grieving. Everything would be so much easier if my husband was still alive. Connecting with another potential partner is so hard on my spirit because the truth is I really do not want anyone but my husband. He was such a hard act...
    IPleadthe5th IPleadthe5th 41-45, F 17 Responses Jul 18, 2015

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    Ive had quite the wretched year.

    My husband was Navy and passed away august 6th of 2014 and since then life has been a nightmare. I suffer from severe depression, anxiety, and ptsd. Because of this my son, born two months before my husband's untimely death at 21, was given to my mother in law. I completed a...
    watchyourgrammar watchyourgrammar 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I became a widow this last May,

    2013. My husband had a cardiac arrest on our front lawn just three months after our first child was born. It is weird being widowed at a young age, I just turned 25, and I am in need of some people who understand.
    Heartforheaven Heartforheaven 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 22, 2014

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    I'm not yet. But I will be.

    I'm 38. I met my husband when I was 19 but we didn't really even talk until I was about 21, he was 42. We began talking and it was off to the races. One date and I don't think a day went by we didn't see each other. I KNEW the feelings I had were different and it had to love. We...
    Amginn Amginn 36-40 4 Responses Jul 14, 2014

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    I feel I have damaged my children.

    . I shout and scream every single day at them. I am exhausted. I am on my own and shouting is the only way they get things done otherwise I be doing everything for them .im sick of the way things are
    uncontrollabledesire88 uncontrollabledesire88 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2015

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    My head spins. My heart aches My soul is

    hurting like I never knew it could. My hopes are crushed My dreams are shattered. My beliefs are completely deranged My spirit will never be the same. My drive is lost My world is unfamiliar. My intentions have become unintentional My existence has been turned upside...
    IPleadthe5th IPleadthe5th 41-45, F 13 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    I Lost My Soul Mate...I'M Only 25

    My husband passed away 2 months ago. Jan,13th. He died in my arms. I'm so heartbroken. I don't want to live without him. We met 7 years ago and became best friend and got married 4 years ago. He died from Fanconi and a brain tumor. He fought it so hard. I'm just so lost and...
    Thefatpanda1 Thefatpanda1 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    I've never done anything like this before

    but I am struggling to find anyone who can relate and/or give me advice on how to cope or even just make me feel like I am not alone. Next week would have been my husband and my 5th anniversary. Next month will mark 4 years since he passed away. We were high school sweethearts...
    ForeverIsntLongEnough ForeverIsntLongEnough 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2015

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    My husband passed away April 18th.

    He was my life. We had such a wonderful relationship. He was only 37 and I don't know how to deal with this.
    sadlori sadlori 36-40, F 3 Responses May 7, 2015

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    Never Saw This Coming, Still Can't Believe It's Happening To Me.

    My husband Dual died on June 21, 2013 after a year long battle with stage 4 kidney cancer. He died almost a month to the day after our fourth wedding anniversary. What makes this whole story just a little bit worse is that he wasn't home when he died, he was at his mother's...
    terrishaun terrishaun 46-50, F 16 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    Seems Like Just Yesterday

    My husband passed away almost 5yrs ago after an extremely brief battle with lung cancer. I was 35yrs old when he passed away and my four children ranged in age from 16 to 3. I can't explain the shock and grief that happens when you lose someone so suddenly. He had been fighting...
    coffeemom73 coffeemom73 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    on this day I had an awesome day having my third

    and final wedding party on a beach in rural japan. 3 parties seems accessive but all were great fun. It was an incredible day surrounded by great people. How I miss u my angel. Always in my heart, may life go quickly. Inshallah we will b together again. Thank u always for...
    Widower1 Widower1 31-35 1 Response Aug 1, 2015

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    I found true love when I met my wife.

    We laughed talked about deep thing as well as stupid thing. We would dance in our bathroom, she was there when I lost my dad last December and she truly loved me as I did her.she passed away in her sleep feb 23, it been a true hell without her. She was the best woman I've ever...
    Jmurphy5 Jmurphy5 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 9, 2015

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    To all the young widows out there,

    my heart feels for you. Dr Google says it takes time but you ask when will it pass. My friend it does but it is no easy task. Some days you can acknowledge the timing and the very next day you ask why and why us. No one understands YOUR dilemma and what YOU are experiencing. It...
    jozido jozido 61-65, F Sep 6, 2015

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    My husband died suddenly on 2nd Jan 2013 from a

    blood clot on his brain, we had only been married 6 months and he was my world. 2 years, 6 months later and i still miss him so much xx
    Amy4Luke Amy4Luke 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2015

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    I saw the new Avengers movie Age of Ultron.

    I remember the great days when wifey was alive and taking my angel to see transformers 3. I told her it was a romantic comedy an I could see her getting more an more confused in cinema. After a time I noticed she appeared quite angry so I placated her with the robots fall in...
    Widower1 Widower1 31-35 Apr 25, 2015

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    I'm glad I came across this site cause everyone

    around me says I understand but they don't cause they have their spouse I married my high school sweetheart Aug 2005 and knew him since I was 15 we have 2 kids a 10 year old and a 2 year old. I lost my love my soul mate Jan 3 2016 we went to bed and he never woke up. I'm 30 and...
    jessicawren85 jessicawren85 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I carry your heart, I carry it in my heart.

    I am 30 years old and I lost my husband to a long battle with addiction early on Halloween of 2013. He was 29 years old. People try to comfort me by saying "it takes time" or "time heals all wounds" it's just not true. I met him when I was 11 years old. He was my everything. I...
    desireediane desireediane 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    I Just Lost the Love of My Life

    My husband and companion for the last 20 years, more than half of my life, died 14 days ago of cancer.  The memorial service is done, the kids are starting back to school for what is left, but it seems like I don't know what to do except remember and cry.  I miss him so...
    Girlsmom Girlsmom 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2009

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    I recently lost my fiance on June 20,

    2015 in a motorcycle accident. He was on his way home and lost control and crashed into a concrete median and died at the scene. He was 25. We have a 5 yr old daughter. She's been going through different emotions and I'm not sure what to do. She cries in her sleep and has been...
    dle282 dle282 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2015

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    My Soul Mate Left Me

    I don't understand what happened. We had our whole lives ahead of us...we were going to start having kids towards the end of the year when I finish nursing school. He wanted to go back to school once I became a nurse. I thought we were happy. I thought he loved and adored me. He...
    kristi1300 kristi1300 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 17, 2012

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    My husband loved life.

    He always said he never wanted to die. We had our future planned. He was funny and sweet and he took care of me. He loved me. Then, he was gone. The list time I saw him was at the wreck. but I was taken away, and didn't get to talk to him. We were both flown to Wichita and in...
    Mcrossbrand Mcrossbrand 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2015

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    Can't sleep and find myself looking at old

    photos of my late husband.. It's voluntary torture. The memories are beautiful but it is shredding whatever composure I have scrapped together during the day. I know I will be exhausted tomorrow and so many more reasons not to be in my dark place but I just can't sleep...
    Widow106 Widow106 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2015

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    Every night while the rest of the country

    sleeps, I lie awake or pace my house crying over the loss my best friend, my soulmate, my husband. Most days I can't even tell you what I have done, we had his funeral and Celebration of Life 8 days ago and everyone that was here has gone home, life is going on for them, but...
    Besidmyself Besidmyself 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2015

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    My husband died 2 years ago due to medical

    negligence. Was a sudden death that no one expected. A freak thing. I was 7 months pregnant at the time to our second baby boy. We also had a 1 year old. I've been lost for the last two years. I'm making the difficult decision to find happiness again. Where do I start......
    bellaAUS bellaAUS 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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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 had health problems (issues with cholesterol and heart-related problems) his whole life. At the age of 25, less than four years...
    Mollywobbles225 Mollywobbles225 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 25, 2015

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    I Lost My Husband 210913 - My Heart Is Broken

    Hi all - 2 weeks after loosing my husband, searching Google to try and find someone like me and found this page Im sharing my story as ive just lost my beautiful soulmate/husband. He was 48, the happiest he has ever been, had 3 great children and grandfather of 4. He was fit as a...
    lumibi lumibi 46-50, F 5 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    Hello

    my wife died 10th jan 2010 from brain tumor aged 35 I have two children 6 and three and after not doing to bad for the first month I am starting to find it a lot harder
    gjww gjww 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 23, 2010

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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 accident. My husband left me with our two small children, a 6 year old girl and a 2 year old boy. We met when I was 16 and he was 18, and got...
    jcamacho2189 jcamacho2189 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 17, 2014

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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 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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    My husband and 8 year old son were in a roll

    over accident on August 29, 2015. He had just turned 39 on the 25th and I just turned 35 on the 21st. It was a beautiful summer day, they met his brother and his family at the family cabin 15 miles from home. They took the boat out on the river for a couple hours and we're...
    leftbehind2015 leftbehind2015 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 28, 2015

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    I lost my sweet husband not

    even 2 months ago. He was hard-working and dedicated to his family. He was also a rider and on this day, as with the past year he commuted to work on his motorcycle. I hadn't slept the night before so naturally I was heavily asleep as he got ready to leave. I pray he gave me a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 4, 2015

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    i am 36 years old.. just 40 days agi my husband

    died.. hea wqs diagnosed 2 years of non hodgkin lymphoma in his sacral part.. now i have so many bashers in my colleague.. they tend to judge or think but things.. i have difficulty coping now a days and with this negative vubes the more i feel sad and depress.. i have an 16...
    bebetwinkle bebetwinkle 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2015

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    ************ and started thinking of the sex

    with my dead ex partner😔 what an ****** killer 😔 tmi maybe
    uncontrollabledesire88 uncontrollabledesire88 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2015

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    I lost my husband on 3/13/08

    when I was 31. I was pregnant with our son who is now five. I still miss him so much. I have had a few relationships that haven't worked out, but I still have hope I can love like that again.
    purplegallinule purplegallinule 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    I lost my soulmate of over a decade years (but

    married for less than 2 years) when he got into an accident overseas. That was in July 2014. My biggest regret is being rude and irritable in our last messages, and opting not to call him the night before he passed, thinking that I would tell him all the nice stuff face to face...
    MrsC0314 MrsC0314 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 10, 2015

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    Those of you who have lost a spouse some years

    ago and if you post here how you coped with your loss since then would help those of us who have lost our spouse recently. It helps to know how others cope in similar situations and how they pick up the pieces of their lives after such a devastating loss. Thanks.
    TRMT TRMT 51-55 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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    WIdow At 30 With 3 Children

    Hello everyone, I'm hoping to share my story and grief with young widows. I lost my husband on 1/19/09 to suicide. At first I was angry and confused and it later turned into guilt to later sadness. I feel like I'm going crazy because ALL i think about is HIM and how...
    roth429 roth429 26-30, F 10 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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    Almost 4 years after my husbands loss,

    am still in love with him. Then 28, now 32yrs. No kids, just my beloved female dog. Don't know how to continue, life has no meaning. My in-laws took our money (we are at the court for that issue) and I don't know if it's worthy fighting (even if under the law his insurances...
    Sandybina Sandybina 31-35 6 Responses Aug 29, 2015

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