Geri
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Geri replied to Beth Swansboro's discussion Lost my spouse in the group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Beth, I had a good counselling session last week in which we discussed the 'moving on' terminology. My counsellor was the first one to acknowledge how 'offending' these words are. He suggested it is better to use 'moving…"
Sep 25, 2018
Geri commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Hi Everyone, This Friday 21st September will be our 27th wedding anniversary. It is my first without my husband and I've noticed my anxiety peaking and I'm back to waking every hour. Has anyone got any advice of how to cope with all the…"
Sep 17, 2018
Geri commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"That tshirt says it all Linda Engberg.Thank you for sharing. "
Sep 1, 2018
Geri commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Yesterday I was scheduled for a minor eye operation. I was asked at the admissions desk if my husband was my next of kin (for picking me up after surgery). I was upset and explained he had just passed 4 months ago. I was then told all my paperwork…"
Aug 30, 2018
Geri updated their profile
Aug 27, 2018
M Adams and Geri are now friends
Jul 27, 2018
Geri and Britt Steele are now friends
Jul 7, 2018
Geri commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi everyone, Just so worn out. Still can't accept he's gone. Just had home movies converted to DVDs and it's breaking my heart to see and hear him again during our happiest times together. The distractions during the day are no longer…"
Jul 6, 2018
Geri commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Eight weeks tomorrow when the love of my life left me here - not by his choosing. I still cannot sleep, cannot be left on my own, cannot stop crying no matter where I am. Every memory from the first day we met is now so vivid that it is etched in my…"
Jun 30, 2018
Geri commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Has anyone had a reading from a medium to connect with their loved one and would like to share their experience?"
Jun 19, 2018
Geri commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Another morning waking with anxiety that feels like it is choking me. Missing my husband with an ache inside that I cannot explain. If only cancer didn't exist or there was a cure, my beloved would still be here."
Jun 18, 2018
Geri commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Oh Vickie lemoigne ecklund my heart breaks for you. There are no words that can take away the pain. "
Jun 18, 2018
Geri commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I miss my love so much and keep waiting for signs that he is still with with me. Would anyone like to share their stories of signs that their loved one is sending them. I need some hope."
Jun 17, 2018
Geri commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Dear Morgan and Trina, As strange as it may seem I find some release in knowing I'm not alone in my thoughts after reading your heartfelt pain. This torture of what is left of my life I know will never change. Each morning starts with…"
Jun 14, 2018
Geri replied to Trevy Thomas's discussion Healing in the group Lost My Spouse...
"Beautifully said Morgan. Every word, every raw emotion saw me nodding in agreeance. "
May 28, 2018
Geri joined Jon-Paul Ackerman's group
May 28, 2018

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About Me:
Married nearly 27 years.
Primary School Teacher
About my Loss:
Lost my husband to cancer 2 weeks ago.
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At 3:56am on May 20, 2018, Taylah B said…

Hi Geraldine.

I am so deeply saddened that you have had to experience this great loss, something no one should ever have to experience, but sadly do.

I tried my absolute best to keep mum here and safe with me, my siblings and the rest of the family and it does still hurt me so very much to know she’s not here anymore (especially with Christmas, her birthday and mother’s day approaching after she passed) 

Your husband would be incredibly proud of how hard you cared, and you should always be very proud of how hard fought. 

I am always here to support you!

sending love xx

 
 
 

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Billy Jo Colt commented on Kelli Auerbach's blog post New York Times essay I wrote about orphanhood
"Thank you Kelly for a genuine and bright yet deep insight into how berievement has affected you. Children are resourcefull and it isn't till in later life that the death of a loved one creates a new reality. I've written a song about the…"
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New York Times essay I wrote about orphanhood

Hi everyone, I am new to the group, but not to loss. Thanks for adding me.I wanted to share an essay I wrote, "Welcome to the Freak Show: Becoming an Orphan in My 20s", that is in the New York Times today. Even though all of our experiences with grief are unique, I hope it resonates in some way.Best, KelliSee More
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Elynn m commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Everyone sounds a little down today.   And that's OK.   I do the same thing.   I am learning how to move on with life.  I know that there will never be another Joe.  He was my life, my love.  I miss…"
Thursday
Joe Kelly commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Over the last couple of days, I've had some real negative thoughts, scary to say the least.  I know I'll never see her here with me again, which I know but can't accept, but today I questioned is she here with me in spirit? …"
Thursday
morgan commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Marita, not that I am glad to  hear you suffer from anxiety and fear but thank you for at least sharing that you too are overwhelmed with living.  At times I want to scream that the way I feel is not some cry for sympathy but more I am…"
Thursday
morgan commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Bluebird, You were the original poster who made it real for me that telling the truth about our pain was ok.  That it was how this grief was going to be no mater how I might be told otherwise.  And to know that your truth is that pretty…"
Wednesday
morgan commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Linda, yes, I too have the recurring thoughts my brain sends me that my husband is dead.  It's not possible for me to accept it either.  I know it as fact just as I know the sun shines, but when it appears in my brain I simply cannot…"
Wednesday
Joe Kelly commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"As much as we all suffer, some may have an additional burden of having to go out into the real world and deal with people in business to survive.  The impact of that makes it all that much more unbearable.  While I'm not in that…"
Wednesday
Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Nobody really understands except for the members on this website. It was a life saver for me. Thanks to all of you who share your posts and the support we give each other."
Wednesday
Joe Kelly commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Morgan, yes.  Linda, yes.  Marita, yes.  Bulebird, Yes.  I'm becoming paralyzed to the point of petrification.  NOTHING MATTERS except what we all know what it is.  We can't go back and we can't accept…"
Wednesday
bluebird commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Same here, Marita. Things I would have been able to deal with before (either before I met my husband, or while he was here with me), I cannot handle at all now. Any tiny problem is insurmountable. Everything is. Morgan, I am truly sorry you are…"
Wednesday
Marita commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Morgan, i live with constant fear and anxiety. Every time I am confronted with a new problem I break down because my husband is not here to support me, to comfort me, to love me and it is a reminder of my loss.  When things become so…"
Wednesday
Rosaisela is now a member of Online Grief Support - A Social Community
Wednesday
Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Morgan, My whole problem with myself is I just can't accept my Husband's death and there is a not a thing I can do about it. I want things back the way things were. So to avoid all my breakdowns I try to numb myself with beer. I don't…"
Wednesday
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Avi, I felt something very similar. After a year the pain and shock of mom's death had eased somewhat, but the guilt increased. I learned that grief is a process that has many different facets. I am really amazed by the folks who seem to…"
Wednesday
morgan commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Terrible,horrible, crippling breakdown tonight.  I know what triggered it and it is something I have struggled with all these years and the closer I get to trying to solve it the worse the breakdowns are becoming. Problem is I am still unable…"
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