I Have Been Alone Since My Wife Died

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    Lost My Wife/Best Friend To Cancer;(

    I lost my wife a year ago to an aggressive skin cancer( not from the sun) ,she was 36 years old. We have 4 boys together and 3 still at home. She got real sick after she had our most recent son , ultimately cancer was the diagnosis. A year has passed since her death and it does...
    Emburnett Emburnett
    31-35, M
    10 Responses Jan 29, 2013

    Lost And Lonely

    My beloved wife of 28 years (59) died March 12th after a week in the hospital where they couldn't find out what was wrong. I feel so alone, even though I have three grown children in the area. I see no future as we were so close to being able to retire and enjoy our golden years...
    rick478 rick478
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Mar 23, 2013

    "Her Absence Is Like The Sky, Spread Over Everything."

    And my sorrow at her departure is like a fine layer of dust, clouding and tainting everything.We met twelve years ago. We couldn't be more different from each other. We fell in love. We got married after going out for six years. We had a kid after another three.Our son is now...
    Skyfire1968 Skyfire1968
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 25, 2013

    My Heart Was Just Crushed

    For about the past year and a half, I cared for my wife at home, as cancer grew throughout her body. Early in the morning on April 4, 2011, she was "air-lifted" to a hospital about 50 miles away. As I watched the helicopter slowly rise from the field just east of my house, I knew...
    longing1 longing1
    3 Responses Apr 10, 2011

    My wife passed away 7 years ago last week.

    She was 27 and had CF. We were teenagers when we met and were inseperable , we knew we didnt have a whole lifetime together so we made every day count.
    equilibrium261 equilibrium261
    36-40, M
    Jul 11, 2015

    My wife Bonnie passed away from a very rapid

    form of cancer 7 months ago, Sept.23rd 2014, after being diagnosed only 52 days earlier. As devastating as her death was at the time, it seems the loneliness and depression are stronger now than at the beginning. We were only 5 weeks away from our 40th wedding anniversary. We...
    ronzbee ronzbee
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 21, 2015


    My beloved wife of almost 12 years succumbed to scleroderma 20 February 2012 just 5 days after her 58th birthday. Her sister, 2 of my daughters from a previous marriage and I threw her one heck of a combination Valentine's/birthday party while she laid in the hospital bed at...
    dawg3091 dawg3091
    56-60, M
    3 Responses May 19, 2012

    We Were One Entity; Now Half Of Me Has Gone

    I feel for you, I lost my wife of nearly 45 years (and 48 years together) at the beginning of May, 2012.. She had been ill for some years with Multiple-System Atrophy but she died from something as simple as a urinary infection. I can't believe it and I am totally distraught...
    ruth2angela ruth2angela
    1 Response Jun 9, 2012

    My Wife Died March 3

    My wife died suddenly we have 3 kids. A. 7 month old and twin 4 year old. Lost. Need help. How will I get through this. Miss her
    Franyod Franyod
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Mar 9, 2013

    Helo.......I lost my beautiful wife ( 34 yrs.

    ) last year....she was diagnosed very rare and aggressive gal bladder cancer ....we could fight for only 5 months.....it has now become so difficult to live without her.....it 's very painful......people say that on passing the time everything will be alrite........but nothing is...
    ashishmini ashishmini
    36-40, M
    Jul 4, 2015

    Always Treasured, Never Forgotten !

      It has been 11 years since my wife  and 2 children passed away                                              as a result of a car accident   My...
    animalrescue animalrescue
    46-50, M
    19 Responses Jul 1, 2009

    I have found the following things to help; 1)

    I go to a bereavement group 2x a month at the local hospice, it doesn’t cost anything and though at many times its easy to find an excuse not to go I make myself go. You just have to trust me on this one. It might not seem like it is helping much the first few months but...
    Stew1234 Stew1234
    5 Responses May 29, 2014

    My Precious Wife

    my wife 69 passed away on 24th october 2012 with cancer, she was amazing, she had to be to put up with me, i have been a truck driver most of my life, so she had spent a lot of time on her own, i retired on april 22 , and she went into hospital on the 24 april this year, we...
    dugslins dugslins
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2012

    My wife died on October 19,

    2015 at 7:21 AM. I will never forget that date or time for we would have celebrated our 20th anniversary on December 26, 2015.I have family members call me daily, though I am constantly crying I know I have three rings to get myself together to answer the phone.My wife died from...
    johnagrace johnagrace
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 17, 2015

    My Soul Mate

    5 yaers ago I lost the love of my life,,she was killed in a head on collison,that wasn,t her fault we were married for 22 years the pain is still very bad I feel I am living in a nightmere every day it is horrible,I have thought about her every day sinse she was killed,I Feel...
    paullroney paullroney
    3 Responses May 31, 2011

    Never Got To Say Good Bye

    the last thing we talked about the day before was our mother and she was leaving the a&& she had married we talked about the peoplei worked for and there request for my wife to be transfered to them. we talked about the last 7 days we had spent on R&R in japan she talked alot...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2011


    MAY 27, 1942 TO SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 Barbara Jean Velps-Zahner, age 71, of San Jose died at 6:30 PM, Sunday, December 22, 2013 in Citrus Heights, California under Hospice Care at the Bethesda Senior Care Home and its owner, Victor Buracheck. She passed after a nearly five...
    DeeZerInSanJose DeeZerInSanJose
    70+, M
    1 Response Jan 25, 2014

    Missing My Dear Wife, She Was My Purpose In Life

    My wife and I were married 36 years. She passed away on 5/10/2013. She was 57 years old. We had 2 children who are grown and doing ok as professional people. She died of cancer, and although I had a nurse and aid come for 2 hours a day over 3 months, I never left her side and was...
    GaryDM GaryDM
    5 Responses Nov 5, 2013

    I Would Rather Be Back In Bloody Combat Then To Have Lost My Wife

    70+, M
    6 Responses Jul 17, 2011

    Tha Pain And The Numbness....

    What does it mean when people say "my heart is broken"? What is the meaning of being numb?Before June 14, 2011, I don't know any of them. Now, I can tell you what they are.My wife dies that date in my arms. The very last breath she took was the time my heart was broken. The...
    kfw9413 kfw9413
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2011

    I Lost My Wife To Cancer

    On October 6,2012. I lost my beautiful wife and soulmate to a 8 yr battle with cancer. I married her 3 yrs ago and have been together 24/7. We have vacationed around the world, loved lived and experienced true love. We were the storybook couple of our city. Moe and Hanya. With a...
    Moemakke23 Moemakke23
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

    My precious wife of 8 years suddenly passed

    away on 06-20-15 . I'm lost she was my rock, my best friend, my life, my everything. We were getting ready to have our daughters 1st birthday party @ 2pm that day. She sent me about 11:30am that morning to pick up birthday cakes. I called her on the way home & told her I got the...
    Heath41 Heath41
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 20, 2015

    S____, my wife of 37 years,

    passed away last week. She died after of a yearlong battle with a very aggressive form of breast cancer (triple negative breast cancer). However, the long-term suffering she so nobly endured began 30 years earlier. Had the cancer not taken her life, S____ would have continued a...
    cmcona53 cmcona53
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Jan 13, 2014

    The Realisation Of My Ultimate Fear

    Two months ago, after a near on 3 year battle with cancer, my amazing wife died. She was my best friend, my confidant and my soul mate. My partner my sidekick and my leader. She was absolutely everything to me and I dedicated the lions share of my time to her. Now with her gone I...
    sephsykes sephsykes
    5 Responses Jul 10, 2011

    Lost My Partner To Cancer

    I recently lost my partner of 10 years, my beautiful fiancé to cancer! Rachel was pregnant with our first child and became very ill towards the end of the pregnancy. The doctors took a view and decided to deliver our beautiful baby boy at 4ld 6oz, he was 6 weeks premature! A...
    Gary2908 Gary2908
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Dec 2, 2013

    since her heart dr. killed her.

    My wife since 1978 had tumors on her ovaries and uterus they were removed when she had a total hysterectomy one was the size of a nerf football. In that tumor they said she had stage one cancer grade 3 because it was clear cell. The medical experts said we should do cemo just...
    bigal43h bigal43h
    1 Response Mar 18, 2014

    Miss My Wife

    Hi everybody thought this might help me and was seeking some advice from people that have gone through the same thing instead of hearing people giving there advice about something luckily they have never experienced. 5 months ago my wife was diagnosed with advanced stomach...
    Rick1979 Rick1979
    5 Responses Jan 9, 2013

    My Best Friend?

    I lost my wife 12/30/12 after a 7 year battle to cancer. I have 2 children, both 12 years old, twins, a boy and a girl. I am lost, not knowing how much my wife, their mother did for them. I miss her, not only for what she meant to me, but all that she did as a stay at home mother...
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2013

    How I Got Back My Ex Love After Breakup By A Spell

    I'm Andrey Lara from Cyprus, I want to testify of how i got back my boyfriend after breakup. After 4 years in relationship with my boyfriend he left me for another girl, i did all i could to get him back but went to no avail, i was emotionally devastated and confused until i saw...
    Larrar Larrar
    Aug 26, 2013


    i found my wife dead in our bed when i got home
    jay19731987 jay19731987
    1 Response Nov 13, 2012

    My Wife Ded

    My wife died from cancer feb 5 2012. I miss her every Minute of every day.the pain is getting worse I have not slept more than 3 hrs a night in the last 3 months.I cannot stop crying don't know what to do. We were married for 9 yrs we dated for 7 yrs before that. I loved her from...
    Ffejj Ffejj
    41-45, M
    8 Responses Apr 5, 2012

    My Dear Wife

    This past April 16th my beloved wife of 35 years passed away after battling colon cancer for 3 years. We were as close as two people could ever dream to be. We relished, savored, and cherished our time together We were inseperable since day one. Devoted to each other, loving each...
    streetboogie streetboogie
    7 Responses May 18, 2013

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