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It's been almost a week since i lost my wife to lung disease. She's in my mind 24/7. I don't have anybody else to talk too. I was carred by emotional and physical abuse mostly in my childhood in…Continue

Started by Kyle McKay. Last reply by Monty Nov 6.

The Holiday Season and my loss 1 Reply

This Christmas Season this year is very hard.Family gatherings are wonderful but l feel my husband not being so much more.Seeing everyone makes it more real that Ron is not here.The tears are in my…Continue

Started by Denise Lavoie. Last reply by Linda Engberg Dec 24, 2018.

Lost my husband the father of my kids and bestfriend . 3 Replies

  I lost my husband we were high school sweethearts we had plans and it was not suppose to be this way we had two kids together and I feel so lost and the pain i feel becuase of how much I miss him…Continue

Started by Nicole. Last reply by Fran Oct 19, 2018.

FAILING 9 Replies

next month will be three years since I lost my husband and I'm failing miserably I am in serious debt I cant fix, I stay home because I have extreme difficulty leaving my house I don't know how to…Continue

Started by Pamela philipp. Last reply by Corinne C. Rico Oct 4, 2018.

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Comment by Jason on March 19, 2015 at 4:49am

Losing anyone is a difficult experience to go through but I feel that losing a spouse can be more traumatic. Whenever you lose someone you have your partner to support you, someone to hold your hand and tell you it's going to be okay and you'll get through this. But when you lose your spouse you don't have that support. Friends and family try to be there to help you but your partner would be there at times no one else could, first thing in the morning, last thing at night or when you wake up in the middle of the night and all you want it to reach out and hold them close.

I recently lost my fiancée (Jan 2015) and am having a difficult time coping with it.
Amanda and I were together for 3yrs in a long distance relationship. With me living in England and her living in America our time together was very limited. 

After dealing with all the fun of immigration options we had finally worked out a plan to move and live together and get married. However 3 months before we were set to move in together Amanda was rushed into hospital, we found out she was having issues with blood clots and sadly 24hrs later she passed away.

Some of the things I’m having difficulty with are thinking about what I’m going through and where we should be. I keep thinking how happy and excited we should be as the time when we were supposed to move in together gets closer. Thinking of all the plans we had, either big plans like our wedding and travelling the country or little plans like meals we wanted to cook for the other or spending Sunday mornings tucked up in bed. I keep thinking of everything we went through in our long distance relationship, the lonely nights wishing the other was closer or all the work and research we had to do for the immigration applications. The only thing we wanted was to be together and get to do regular couple stuff like cooking dinner or watching TV together in the evening. Thinking how we finally had our plan in place and were so close and then having it all ripped out from under us.

One thing I’m glad about is, as this was so sudden, I know Amanda passed away happy. She knew our plan was approved and was going to work; she was only weeks away from quitting a job she hated and moving to be with me. She knew she had a wonderful year ahead of her, getting to focus her time on herself, us and our wedding. She was so excited to start planning, and I know she was planning what to change in my house to make it our home. I take comfort in knowing I made her so happy, knowing that she loved me, knowing that she passed feeling loved and most of all knowing that she never had to feel what I’m going through now. Having to live my days without her by my side feeling lost and empty, having nothing to look forward or to focus on.

Comment by Jon-Paul Ackerman on March 18, 2015 at 6:51pm

Be still. Make a little bit of time each day to just sit quietly and think about him. Don't force anything or frustrate yourself with those thoughts at work and such. When you go home, just think and know you're going home to him, and when you get situated at home take a while to relax with him...

Comment by Tildyc on March 18, 2015 at 6:46pm
I feel like I might be going crazy. Because I keep listening and searching and watching for any signs of him. I just NEED to have something from him to help me get through the rest of my life. I walk around the house talking to him and I try to hear his voice. I just need to feel his presence in some sort of way....
Comment by Tildyc on March 18, 2015 at 6:39pm
Oh my gosh- What I wouldn't do the feel his touch again. That is so amazing Jon-Paul.
I have had two dreams since he passed that I felt he had come to visit me. I truly believe it was his
spirit /soul visiting me. And when he was there, he was giving me comfort. But those happened within the first two weeks of my Marks dying. Ever since then, I cannot remember any of my dreams. It's so heartbreaking because I was counting on at least seeing him and talking to him when I was dreaming.
Comment by Jon-Paul Ackerman on March 18, 2015 at 4:32pm

I think I have to say my queen is with me, or in me. I hear her at times in my mind just as when she was sitting next to me in the flesh. I see her when I look at a certain canvas I have of her. I know it's her because I see movement in her pupils and her smile. I felt her touch my wrist one time and when I smelled my wrist immediately after, it smelled exactly like her. The smell is definitely the most prevalent and obvious assurance that she's here with me.

Comment by Tildyc on March 18, 2015 at 3:38pm
Also – one of the main reasons I wanted to get on this site is ask this question. Some people on here say they feel their loved one around them. If you are one of those lucky people – please share exactly what it actually is that makes you feel that way. Because I do believe if I knew for sure that he was around me – then I wouldn't mind as much I guess- spending the remainder of my life alone. Because the fact is- I will never be with another person ever again. Mark was my soulmate and there just will never be anyone else for me.
Comment by Tildyc on March 18, 2015 at 3:26pm
Hi- everyone's words and feelings that I have been expressed here- are the same as mine. I lost the love of my life, my soulmate, my fiancé February 4, 2015. I have a mantra that I'm always saying, A lot of the time I don't even realize I'm saying it. "Please come home Mark, just plz come home." But – I'll never see him again. I can't even imagine spending the next 30-40 years of my life without him. I just can't do that. I want out. I do not want to do this. I can't do this.

I cry every stinking day. The only time I don't really cry is when I'm at work. And It's difficult at work to maintain because no matter what – he's on my mind 24 seven. At night I wake up about every 20 minutes or so and the very first thought is – he's dead-he's gone. It's like my psyche wants to make sure I realize that he's gone at all times. It's torture.

My Dr put me on anti depressants and anti anxiety meds. And I have an appointment to go see a shrink today. I've been alive for 50 years and have been through a lot. And I've never had to do any of that stuff before. And to be honest none of it's helping or going to help. Is just a waste of time because nothing can bring my Mark back. That's the only thing that's going to stop this pain. So therefore- I'm going to feel like this until the day I finally die.
Comment by Jon-Paul Ackerman on March 11, 2015 at 7:02pm

I understand Karen. Everything outside our marriage sucks. Though my kids are so loving and smart and perfect, it just doesn't seem worth it to go on. I'd rather be where she is. She is my world, that's why we had kids - to enjoy them together. But I owe it to her, and you owe it to him to keep on and be strong while we patiently await our calling home.

Comment by Karen T. on March 11, 2015 at 6:11pm

Life sucks. I am so tired of this. No one sees the suffering so they tend to add to it with their comments/demands. I just don't feel like I have anyone who loves me (I have a son who sometimes acts like he loves me but that's usually when he gets his wah, otherwise he  acts like he hates me or doesn't want to be around me otherwise). I feel everyone wouls be better off without me. I feel like the worst person and mother in the world and now my son is left with just me instead of me and my husband who was great with him. My family is driving me nuts too. I just don't know where to go from here. Is there anywhere to go? Life and people just suck.

Comment by Janet K on March 3, 2015 at 4:58pm
Sorry for the length!! And the typos, especially his age, he was 47, not 49

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