I Am Recently Widowed

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    8 Months And 6 Days

      since Leah died, and week by week I am changing. I know the first couple of weeks I was so afraid that I would forget her;  I couldn’t remember her face, I couldn’t remember her voice, I couldn’t remember any happy times. As the weeks went by I...
    mergelayers mergelayers
    51-55, M
    7 Responses Apr 30, 2010

    It's the 31st today. I suddenly realized

    that it's been 2 months. And it doesn't feel any easier.. What to do? When will I feel better? I'm thinking 6 months and then a year, 2 years.. will go by so quickly.. will this pain and sadness and regret and everything go away..? I reckon the answer will be No. It doesn't go...
    Tisimi Tisimi
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 30, 2014

    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
    Jan 11

    Strange Days

    **** faced. I was going to go to a basketball game tonight (the good guys won, without me in attendance)  but it turns out there was a conspiracy to keep me from going. My wine glass kept getting topped off and by the time I caught on the game had already started and...
    mergelayers mergelayers
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Mar 7, 2010

    I want to share something

    that inspires me to continue with my life. When you are suffering cancer a lot of remedies come to your door, from relatives, from friends even from unknown people. When chemo wasn't working anymore my wife found a theory that says cancer and other major illnesses come from...
    alfonsordgz alfonsordgz
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    Why Him? Why Us?

    What is it like to lose your BEST FRIEND, your SOUL MATE, your EVERYTHING? Your world just comes crashing down,you lose your life,you lose everything that EVER MATTERED to you. My husband was only 36.I am 35.It took me 30 years to find him, and I thought my life FINALLY...
    LibertyBell LibertyBell
    36-40, F
    28 Responses Mar 2, 2009

    My wife of 25 years recently passed away.

    She was in pain and discomfort for over 10 years. Her health starting deteriorating at an accelerated pace for the last two years. I was too busy trying to help keep her alive and comfortable to realize how close she was to dying, so when her heart finally gave out, it was...
    rocinante2112 rocinante2112
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 21, 2015

    I've very recently lost my husband of 44 years,

    he was my heart and soul in everything I did. He died within a month of being diagnosed. I know others have gone through this, and that time heals all things, At this time I have no ambition, I go through the motions of living but feel completely dead inside. I have a lot of...
    CountryNorth1971 CountryNorth1971
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2015

    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 died so I could get up and help him when he needed it, he was sleeping in a hospital bed. I get some comfort knowing he's not in pain anymore...
    Grannygoosie Grannygoosie
    51-55, F
    1 Response Mar 14, 2015

      I am looking for someone,

    well really a woman, to be a friend. I am 61 and lost me wife in Nov 2014. I am moving on with my life but miss that company and sensibility of a woman. I am not trying to replace her but there is a void. I have daughters and we talk. There is the parent child relationship which...
    jw97005 jw97005
    61-65, M
    4 Responses May 18, 2015

    Missing Him

    I lost my Husband 7 months ago. I miss him so much, the emptiness and loneliness are the hardest things to deal with. I put a smile on my face and push myself everyday. People say it gets easier but no one tells me if the broken heart I have will ever stop hurting. He was my...
    Leeand29 Leeand29
    51-55, F
    14 Responses Nov 6, 2013

    I lost my beloved wife on May 31st,

    2015, after 31 glorious years together and everytime someone tells me that it is God's will, I want to punch them. I don't want a God that sends an ill or accident to a son, It must be another thing that can destroy a love as big as ours. Once I thought, please God dont' charge...
    alfonsordgz alfonsordgz
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Jul 13, 2015

    My husband was killed In Feb 2015.

    I feel like I am living a nightmare. My doctor wants me to take Zoloft and Ativan. I am afraid to take medication. I have insomnia. I just want to feel normal again. I feel great sadness and anxiety. My family don't understand. I need support. I feel like I am dreaming. Is this...
    i5202000s i5202000s
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2015

    Went away for the weekend to renew my Austswim

    training. While away i started to feel some normality again...some what anyway. But now im back home i cant shake this OVER whelming feeling of utter loneness....i feeling like a huge tidal wave has knocked me down on my butt :(
    tilly75 tilly75
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    Hi my name is Lizzie,

    I was recently widowed on Xmas eve 2015 with out warning when my beloved husband collapsed with chest pain, he was a very healthy 54yrs. Myself and my son watched helpless while the first responders worked and shocked him for over a hr before the Ambulance could get to us.. A...
    pinkfloss51 pinkfloss51
    56-60, F
    8 Responses Mar 2

    There was a moment that changed my life.

    In one moment, I was changed forever. One moment I was married to the love of my life. The next moment, I was a lost, scared, and broken widow. Cherish every moment. You never know when life will change
    Mcrossbrand Mcrossbrand
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    I lost my husband and soulmate on June 27 due

    to cardiac arrest (first time) and I miss him so much. It was early morning he was at home with our 4 year old and when I got home he was gone.. He was only 39..
    mhac123 mhac123
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 16, 2015

    Worth Reading May Help

    I have lost the one I love, the one I cherish. My lover, my best friend, my whole life. Either you have stumbled across this because you want to find out how to help me, or I have given this to you. How I am Feeling • I am numb. I am in shock. I am emotionally exhausted...
    barb111 barb111
    51-55, F
    14 Responses Jul 3, 2012

    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 doctor told me it can happen quite sudden and fast. These 7 months had been a heart-breaking and lonely journey for me. However, I'm slowly...
    Sandrafu Sandrafu
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2015

    I recently lost my husband in Jan.

    We were together for 12 years.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 12, 2015

    I have decided to use this experience

    as a sounding board. I have 45 days widowed and have come to the understanding that I am no longer excepted into my in-laws family. They have a hatred for me and a blame against me for my wife's death. This leaves me very few people to speak with about grieving because when she...
    Shmily68 Shmily68
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 25, 2014

    My Husband passed away in his sleep June 19,

    2015. He had been dealing with complications from a head injury but had been doing fine and now he is gone.
    RobieW RobieW
    56-60, F
    6 Responses Jul 6, 2015

    I guess I'll be in on the conversation.

    This last November (2014) my wife passed away from multiple myeloma cancer. We were engaged about 40 years ago. I was in the military and got orders overseas. I got the ring back. What can I say, she was 18 and changed her mind. Six years ago I contacted her and we started...
    jw97005 jw97005
    61-65, M
    2 Responses May 10, 2015

    My wife of 45 memorable years died six months

    ago. I'm ok outside except little things suddenly make me burst put crying or make me feel an (ex)incompetent partner. We had little social life (working too hard) and now when I do things I so much want to tell her about them . This is so hard
    66paul66 66paul66
    66-70, M
    1 Response May 11, 2015

    My husband was killed In Feb 2015.

    I feel like I am living a nightmare. My doctor wants me to take Zoloft and Ativan. I am afraid to take medication. I have insomnia. I just want to feel normal again. I feel great sadness and anxiety. My family don't understand. I feel like I am dreaming every day? Is this normal...
    i5202000s i5202000s
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jun 20, 2015

    I have just recently lost my best friend,

    my soul mate, my lover and wife. We met when we were 14, that was 30 years ago. She moved in two door down from my parents house and I told her that first day that I would marry her and spend the rest of our lives together. Five years later we were walking down the isle together...
    BankofDad BankofDad
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2014

    In one week it will be four months

    since the love of my life died before we could make it to the hospital. He had called into work that day because he'd overslept. He went back to bed and came out four hours later and said to me "Get dressed, I'm having a heart attack". We live way out in the sticks, so I didn...
    BlueWidowAngy BlueWidowAngy
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Sep 7, 2015

    I became a widow 3 years ago this month.

    My husband and 3 of our oldest sons were involved in a head on traffic accident when a male teenage drunk driver going the wrong way on the freeway hit our van. All four occupants in our van were killed instantly upon contact.
    singlemomwith5kids singlemomwith5kids
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Aug 1, 2015

    I have to choose everyday to be happy

    for myself. Sometimes I lack the energy but I don't want to get stuck on this same spot so I force myself to continue smiling & living life.
    NotperfectEver NotperfectEver
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Aug 8, 2015

    I Am 38 and Lost My 40-year-old Husband of 19 Years On 1/6/2009

    It is still unreal to me.  I stumbled onto this web site while searching for sites on being recently widowed.  My husband has been my best friend for over 20 years.  We did everything together.  He was a coal-miner and an avid hunter, especially turkey and...
    stacybob stacybob
    36-40
    14 Responses Feb 2, 2009

    Now, the Dark of Winter

    Thirty four years ... they held us up as an example to the less fortunate ones whose relationships fell apart. "They're like this," her youngest brother told her, waving his hand up and down, "but you guys are like this --" a steady, level sweep.  Others noted the intensity...
    windlion windlion
    56-60, M
    7 Responses Oct 18, 2008

    Hi I am maddie and my husband pass away Oct 20

    2015 Leaving our girls and me alone we miss him so much I have 11 8 and 3 but each day is better and better my girls are my life my world and the reason I am alive
    Maddie2016 Maddie2016
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 16

    I miss my husband. Cancer took him way too soon.

    I don't the way out of my grief. I miss him saying "hello sweetie" or the way he made me laugh or his warm kisses. I just miss him. I'm angry that everyone else gets to be happy all I can do is cry
    Mgant102862 Mgant102862
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Nov 23, 2015

    I was married 51 years

    and together 53. lost him april 25 don't know how to go on
    Dab3lucky Dab3lucky
    66-70, F
    3 Responses May 14, 2015

    7weeks ago my soulmate passed away sleeping on

    our couch we had just shared the birth of our 2nd daughter only 5days earlier the luv we shared was unconditional the kind that last forever we had only spent5years together at 37 years old we expected many more. I miss him so badly but have no time to cry greive or even think...
    misdaddy misdaddy
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Mar 26, 2014

    I missed my wife.I searching

    for life partner to continue the life
    nareshkumarbhutani nareshkumarbhutani
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    Feeling so very lonely

    and afraid, I'm just so lost on my own. I miss my husband.
    pinkfloss51 pinkfloss51
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Mar 7

    Who Am I?

    My wife of over 30 yrs died suddenly about six weeks ago.  I have been taking a lot of meds to deal with the grief and I am sure that I would be non functional if it weren't for them.  In some moments of clarity, it occurs to me that people at my age can easily die...
    Iusedto Iusedto
    61-65, M
    16 Responses Sep 6, 2008

    My Husband Hanged Himself On The 4th Of July

    I have three children ages 10 5 and 18 months two boys and a girl. We were together for 11 years he was an alcoholic and manic depressive. I tried to make him happy it never seemed enough. There was no warning and no note just him gone and me confused. I am left adrift and so...
    bobbyswife30 bobbyswife30
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Aug 2, 2012

    My husband died 49 days ago.

    . on Lunar new Year.. He went to his hometown to visit his family and I stayed at home with our 2 daughters, 1 and a half and 3 and a half.. The next morning, on New Year's Day my mother in law calls and tells us the news.. His heart stopped in his sleep. He was 26. And I am 29...
    Tisimi Tisimi
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Mar 19, 2014

    Out Of The Deep Dark Blackhole

    My husband and I got married 7 days after our first date. We just knew we were right fore each other. That was in 2006. On October 18, 2009 he was sitting on the bed talking to his siter on the phone and I was sitting next to him. He fell back and started breathing heavy. i...
    justoils justoils
    41-45
    5 Responses Dec 5, 2010

    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, 2015

    Getting Worse? Getting Better?

    It's still so hard. I cry at the drop of a hat. And ten minutes later I'm angry. And then I'm just resigned to it all. And it goes on and on. It has only been four months since he died. I guess I just feel like I am still swimming in sadness and grief and everyone else has...
    terrishaun terrishaun
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Oct 30, 2013

    Two weeks ago i lost my beautiful husband to

    stomach cancer. He put up a brave fight for 9 months but once the cemo stopped working........it just happened soo fast and he was gone. He went into hospital on the Wednesday for pain management, the following Thursday he was put into an induced coma and passed away the next...
    tilly75 tilly75
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2015

    Okay it's been one month

    or a little over. It still seems like yesterday that she was sitting right here with me. The long lonely nights make it worse. I know there was a lot of silence between us but now the silences just deafening. Every little thing has its reminder of you and I sit here tonight...
    Shmily68 Shmily68
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2014

    A Real Life Tragedy

    5 months ago, my 41yr old husband was killed in a helicopter crash. We were together about 13 yrs, married 8. It was the greatest love story ever! He was gorgeous, smart, funny, sexy, and extremely healthy. He worked on helicopters in my hometown, and was doing a routine test...
    julez38 julez38
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2013

    I can only wish you all find peace

    and happiness it is a few years since I lost my wife and I was very lost without her but things have got easier as time passes,but never forgotten wishing you a brighter New Year ahead
    sunnlad sunnlad
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    Forty Two Days Later. I'M Still Stuck.

    I lost my husband forty two days ago. I lost a whole part of my life. My children lost their daddy. I lost the man I married, I'd lost him since he was diagnosed but now...now I had no one to hug, or to squeeze hands with. Even when he was so I L he couldn't feel that, at least...
    MegMog MegMog
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Apr 8, 2013

    Just before Christmas in 2015 I lost my dear

    husband to cancer. He had colon cancer for two years and was in constant pain. We were married for 33 blissful years. I truly miss him but I must go on with my life as a woman. I am very lonely at times without him to hug, kiss, hold me in arms, and tell me that he loves me...
    oldermaturemom oldermaturemom
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Apr 11

    Dying of Grief

    My wife died suddenly last July.  I am doing a lot better although I will still have those sad moments when I am thinking to myself how much fun it will be to tell my wife about something that just happened and then realize I won't be able to.  Immediately...
    Iusedto Iusedto
    61-65, M
    7 Responses Feb 10, 2009

    I recently lost my wife of 37 years,

    due to complications from liver disease. I am devastated. But with the Lords help and the support of family and friends, I pray that the lost to our family and the huge hole in my heart will begin to heal. My prayers and sympathy goes out to anyone who has had to go through...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Dec 26, 2014
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