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Did you take or consider taking a dying relative home from a critical care unit?

Critical care units (CCUs) include intensive care units (ICUs), intensive therapy units (ITUs), and high dependency units (HDUs). Sadly, so…

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CHAT feature is very helpful

Good folks, You might want to CLICK on the CHAT feature, and join us.  If you are on the site, just have the sound on (computer) and if you…

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Niecy recovery help

Niecy, if you want, email me at michaelcarvalho1@aol.com where I may provide comfort for your losses.  Just another griever here.

Started by Michael

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My husband died, and I will never want to live without him.

My husband is my soulmate, my love, my heart.  I knew from the moment I met him that we were soulmates, meant to be together (that is not h…

Started by bluebird

841 yesterday
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Loss and Attachment

To all, I don't know if this is at all helpful but last week I wrote the following and sent it out to the people in my family and a few fri…

Started by morgan

2 yesterday
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Things That We Learn

I never knew how hard it was to lose someone until I experienced a loss firsthand. People will say these things - drives me crazy.  I know…

Started by Jeff C

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Agony after grandmum's death.

Hello, i'm Cristian 18 years old, turning 19 on this month on 24th. And i'm living in agony , i've lost the joy of life and its happiness..…

Started by cristian criss

1 on Friday
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Everything small going wrong trigger a setback

Lately I have been way more seletive about interactions. Because they trigger easily to a place lost in space and time. Its like Rolling do…

Started by silvia maria

0 Apr 17

Hate Easter

Easter was the last Holiday my Husband and I spend together and he put on a brave face with company, even thought he was in pain. I can fin…

Started by Linda Engberg

7 Apr 17
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two weeks a widow

i dont even know how im breathing. how do people get through this. just lost my husband of 9 years to brain cancer. he was 36. its not fair…

Started by Crystal

6 Apr 17
Reply by Bonnie Gould

Life after suicide....

I am experiencing I guess what is called "pathological grief", aside from PTSD, my nephew's suicide has literally ruined my life. I lost my…

Started by nicole maciura

1 Apr 12
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Every Year It Just Gets Worse

As far as everyone saying it's get better each year, I can't say that I have. Going on 4 years May 5, since I lost my husband. I an a walki…

Started by Linda Engberg

9 Apr 4
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Losing Someone to Cancer

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Crystal commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Yeah, Ben was told 5 months at christmas, but he made it 3 months. It was fast and aggressive. He was on hospice for 1.5 months. He was up and walking around after his brain surgery in july, did great all the way till chriatmas, but the cancer came…"
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Kathleen Jordan commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
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Heather commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
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Heather commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
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Crystal commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
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Jackie cooke commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
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Crystal commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
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Jackie cooke commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I'm just the same,,it's still we, us, ours I don't want to be I, me or mine. I signed an email jackie n Shirl the other day, realised what I'd done and it nearly killed me. I never want to be a single person"
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M Adams commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
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Crystal commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
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