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I Am Recently Widowed

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    I lost my husband one year ago to bladder cancer and I still miss him so terribly much. I just need someone to talk to,.
    ConLee ConLee 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Still Widowed - I've been looking at flower & vegetable catalogs lately, since i've decided I want to have lots of flowers this year.  I also  keep a file of...
    mergelayers mergelayers 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 28, 2010

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    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...
    Shmily68 Shmily68 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    My wife and soul mate died Nov. 10, 2013 very suddenly. No time for "see you later". The pain and loneliness has been at best crippling and it is getting worse every day. Sudden...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I Am Here. - I am recently widowed and this is such a sad, painful and rotten thing for anyone to go through. I am blessed with loving family, friends and co-workers trying to help...
    gardenlover gardenlover 46-50 3 Responses Mar 15, 2009

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    TRYING to Go On - MY HUSBAND OF 48 YEARS PASSED AWAY SEPT 12, 2008.  I AM TRYING TO ADJUST BUT IT IS SO HARD.  I HAVE GOOD DAYS AND BAD DAYS,  ALWAYS BAD NIGHTS...
    LADYROADRUNNER LADYROADRUNNER 61-65 4 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    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...
    MegMog MegMog 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 8, 2013

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    I am recently widowed after 22 years of marriage. Miss him so very much, he was my everything. The thing I have the mist trouble with is the silence during the evening and at...
    Tk6313 Tk6313 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    And Here I Am......... - ….on the eve of the marking of one year without my husband. A day that I will relive over and over for the rest of my life. This being the day that I...
    TakingMyTime TakingMyTime 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    The worst times are the alone times. When everyone is gone when the phones not ringing when the email stop coming and the only thing that you have to look forward to is the sound...
    Shmily68 Shmily68 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    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...
    Iusedto Iusedto 61-65, M 15 Responses Sep 6, 2008

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    lost my husband 4 days before Christmas, he was killed on the california freeway. I feel like the walking dead, lucky to have children around. We were married for 38 years, dont...
    ivy09 ivy09 61-65, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    The Pretty Season - 7 months gone. The ornamental & weeping cherry trees bloomed overnight.  The maple tree we planted 2 years ago is flowering. The daisies are flourishing...
    mergelayers mergelayers 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 26, 2010

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    Finally went out today to do a small tile job. It's the first one since losing my wife and soul mate of 38 years 67 days ago. Thought I was doing o.k. with it. I had to wait for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 15

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    My husband passed away 8 months ago. He had melanoma for two years. He was 34. I miss him. I don't know who I am and don't like who I am without my husband. The rest of the world...
    Mwgallaway Mwgallaway 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    I can't believe I'm sharing this, but I need to know if anyone else has been through this. Here goes, so I was intimate very, very, intimate with another man last night. I've known...
    2kitty 2kitty 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    My World Just Turned Upside Down - I just lost my husband suddenly a few weeks ago. We had just arrived on our first day of vacation when my world crumbled completely down. My...
    Cuzcontrol Cuzcontrol 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    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...
    bobbyswife30 bobbyswife30 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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    Its been just over two years since i lost my wife. I have another 10 years or so to raise my three kids all by myself. Not sure how I will survive.
    marshj marshj 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Ponnette - There is a French movie that was made  years ago called Ponnette.  Like many of the European movies, it dealt heavily with the message and if it entertained...
    Iusedto Iusedto 61-65, M 2 Responses Sep 7, 2008

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    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...
    Tisimi Tisimi 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 19

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    Julie Who? - It's been almost 7 months since losing my husband in a very unexpected helicopter crash, and I believe I entered a new realm of grief a few weeks ago. Last week was my...
    julez38 julez38 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    Hi, six months ago I became a member of a club I didn't want to being too, I became a widow just shy of 4 years. We had know each other fro childhood,, and one day our paths...
    grannysnowalone grannysnowalone 56-60, F Jan 13

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    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...
    julez38 julez38 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2013

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    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...
    Tisimi Tisimi 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    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...
    BankofDad BankofDad 36-40, M 7 Responses Feb 5

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    Angry Lately - Ok ,,I know I'm not the only one,,,but I'm pissed off today. Mad because I lost my best friend, mad because I have to go through the holidays without him. I'm tired...
    2kitty 2kitty 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    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...
    barb111 barb111 51-55, F 13 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    November 2, 2012, my best friend in life died. He was my soul mate for 22 years. Eleven of those years he suffered through congestive obstructive pulmonary disease. His name was...
    Cynbolynn58 Cynbolynn58 56-60, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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    Very Unexpected... - My name is Nicole. I'm 31, from Minnesota. I lost my husband Mark, the love of my life, on January 5th, 2010, very suddenly and unexpectedly. He was 28 years...
    mysticalmuzik mysticalmuzik 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    Missing Conversations - My husband died June12, 2013. He fought for five long years with Cancer. Would be nice to chat with people again.
    Galval Galval 66-70, F 5 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    Sorry that was just shy of 40 years
    grannysnowalone grannysnowalone 56-60, F Jan 13

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    22 days ago I had everything a woman could desire - I was in Puerto Vallarta and it was warm & sunny & we were 4 days away from our 17th anniversary. And then there was a knock at...
    HisBelovedToo HisBelovedToo 56-60, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    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...
    terrishaun terrishaun 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2013

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    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...
    justoils justoils 41-45 5 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    I Am Missing My Angel - In sep i lost my angel he was the love of my life and i am lost without him.  we had so many dreams, now i dream alone. i dream of him being here in my...
    lostdeva lostdeva 46-50 7 Responses May 1, 2009

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    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...
    Leeand29 Leeand29 51-55, F 10 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    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...
    windlion windlion 56-60, M 7 Responses Oct 18, 2008

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    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...
    LibertyBell LibertyBell 36-40, F 27 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    Im Going To Live Life - Ok so I been looking for someone to talk to, glad I found this site. My husband passed away exactly a month ago. He had a heart attack out of nowhere right...
    2kitty 2kitty 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    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...
    Iusedto Iusedto 61-65, M 7 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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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...
    mergelayers mergelayers 51-55, M 7 Responses Apr 30, 2010

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    Hospital Eara - My husband of 16 years went in to hospital with a chat infection and ending up dieing from doctors eara.
    kazmc1919 kazmc1919 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2013

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    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...
    mergelayers mergelayers 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 7, 2010

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    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...
    stacybob stacybob 36-40 12 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    I was very suddenly widowed three years ago. It doesn't seem to get any easier, some days are better than others though.
    Andrewina Andrewina 56-60, F 1 day ago

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    My husband died Dec 8 2013 after fighting cancer for 6 years. Over the last year he was nice to everyone but me. We were together 20 years married for 14 of that. We have a 11...
    Sesarey Sesarey 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    Looking for someone to talk to. My husband passed away 4 months ago, heart attack. He was 48 and I'm 41. He was my best friend and love of my life. I'm so lost without him.
    777Ice 777Ice 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 2

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    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...
    Shmily68 Shmily68 41-45, M Mar 25

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    Lost True Love - I lost my husband of 17 years this past Feb 4th 2012! I didn't think I would live a week. Much less almost a year. We had the kind of love people look for all...
    losttruelove losttruelove 36-40 Jan 21, 2013

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    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...
    misdaddy misdaddy 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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