Jim Horvath
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How do people find something positive every day after the loss of their spouse?
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I just learned about this on-line support group and decided to join.  I am just trying to find some good things in this new world without the love of my life.  We were together for over 33 years and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis C. Sep 29.

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Dennis C. replied to Jim Horvath's discussion How do people find something positive every day after the loss of their spouse?
"I am very sorry for your loss Jim I gain strength from the hope we have for the future. I believe that we WILL be reunited with our loved ones. The Bible gives us this promise:  John 5:25 — “Most truly I say to you, the hour is…"
Sep 29
Jim Horvath left a comment for Nicole
"I am so sorry for your loss.  I wish I knew what to say to you in order to ease your pain, but I don't.  This forum may help you see that a lot of people go through losses and grief.  I try to stay busy and try every day to write…"
Sep 26
Jim Horvath replied to bluebird's discussion My husband died, and I will never want to live without him.
"You already know this BB, but there are no words anyone can offer.  There is nothing that will ever replace him.  I find some comfort in looking at pictures and reading old cards we gave to one another for birthdays, Mother's day,…"
Sep 26
Jim Horvath replied to Jim Horvath's discussion How do people find something positive every day after the loss of their spouse?
"Life without her does suck.  I really try to see the good things in the world and hang on to those-like my daughter and I cooking together, going out and getting a coffee with her, etc.  I am sorry for your loss Beth-just try to take it…"
Sep 26
Jim Horvath replied to Jim Horvath's discussion How do people find something positive every day after the loss of their spouse?
"I am so sorry for your loss, Joe.  I think your idea about my daughter joining is really good and I appreciate that.  Like you, I choose to believe we will be reunited one day and I find some solace in that.  I don't know what…"
Sep 26
joe kelly replied to Jim Horvath's discussion How do people find something positive every day after the loss of their spouse?
"I'm sorry for your loss of your love Jim.  I wish I could give you some advice but I can't.  If you read my posts and those of many others here, you'll find that you are not alone with your grief.  One thing I can…"
Sep 25
Jim Horvath replied to Jim Horvath's discussion How do people find something positive every day after the loss of their spouse?
"thank you!  Keep doing that...I do my positive notes in the am, which is when I feel the best right now"
Sep 25
Beth Swansboro replied to Jim Horvath's discussion How do people find something positive every day after the loss of their spouse?
"I have never after 3 years found any answers yet. I am so lonely and lost I barely get through each day. I TRY nd keep things together for my son. My life just feels over. I find enjoyment in Nothing. I understand how you feel Jim. Life Does suck!!!…"
Sep 25
ALEXIS replied to Jim Horvath's discussion How do people find something positive every day after the loss of their spouse?
"Jim, I am also new to this group and to this experience. I lost my husband of 20 years a little over a month ago. I too worry about how to be there four our 19 yr old daughter. As far as how to find something positive each day, that is challenging.…"
Sep 25
Jim Horvath commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"My wife and best friend of 33 years died from cancer recently.  We have a daughter.  I just wonder how people find anything happy and positive each day?  I started a journal where I try to write down little things that were good or…"
Sep 25
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How do people find something positive every day after the loss of their spouse?

I just learned about this on-line support group and decided to join.  I am just trying to find some good things in this new world without the love of my life.  We were together for over 33 years and the sadness and grief is overpowering.  I want and need to help my 21 year old daughter too, but man it is hard.  I feel like I went from a perfect life to a life that will always suck...See More
Sep 25
Jim Horvath is now a member of Online Grief Support - A Social Community
Sep 25

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Live in TN. Lost my wife in August and we have a 21 year old daughter
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Love of my life and my reason for being. Together for over 33 years
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bluebird replied to bluebird's discussion My husband died, and I will never want to live without him.
"Joe, Thank you for your response, and for providing the link to your post about your NDE as well as describing it in more detail here. Although it's terrible that you were in that accident, in a way it was a blessing for you, in that it allows…"
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"Lia, your post made me cry because I also feel similar.  I wish you all strength "
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Bern commented on Kar's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"2012 September 30th. This fight is real. My only son was shot in the head. The girl and her brother were in the house when it happened. The told police that they were playing with the gun. Well a sister and brother will die and go to hell or heaven…"
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Teresa D. commented on Kar's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Judy sometimes I feel the same way...why do some who don't deserve to live get to while our kids didn't.  And sometimes when I hear others use that word, "miracle" it upsets me too."
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Teresa D. commented on Kar's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Connie forgive me if I screw this up but the line, "Don't cry for me, cause I live in eternity" runs through me head all the time."
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Teresa D. commented on Kar's group Missing my Son or Daughter
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Teresa D. commented on Kar's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Ginger I left all my sons pictures right where they were I need to see them. "
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Teresa D. commented on Kar's group Missing my Son or Daughter
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Lia, a few lost minutes cannot compete with a lifetime of love that you shared with your mom."
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Lia Lynch commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Hi there.  Brett, you were (are) totally right -- I was and think I still am in shock. There was so much to do, and with my kid to take care of, I wasn't processing. At all. Still not. I didn't get to say goodbye.  She was in a…"
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M Adams commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"As Brett suggests, you sure can be griefstricken without feelings of guilt -- for me guilt doesn't seem relevant to my deep sadness about losing my mother.  It's more a combination of loneliness, shock, emptiness, disappointment…"
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David is now a member of Online Grief Support - A Social Community
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Seems like we all have our regrets and sadness that we live with every day. But I have noticed for myself that though I still have them, they have softened over time. Bluebell On a different subject I want to celebrate this morning of being able to…"
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Brett, me too, the only guilt I have is if I did not stop at her house for three minutes, I would have been there, but I was not. I say it everyday why did I do that..."
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Virginia G posted a blog post

No reason to live

No happiness.  Nothing to look forward to.  Constant pain.  Memories everywhere and longing to be able to make more or even talk about them.  Scared, needing answers, anxious, lost, angry, devastated, guilt ridden.   how could life be so cruel?  It’s just not possible.See More
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Virginia G commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Avi, what is what’s app?  I don’t have a smart phone."
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Virginia G commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"The pain seems to get worse everyday.  I guess the numbness is starting to wear off.  I need God to listen to me.  I can’t live like this."
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M Adams posted a blog post

In black and white

Today I had to respond to several emails and repeatedly write down that my mother is dead. Finding it very hard to keep writing the words, so hard that it took several days of tearful effort to complete the three most pressing responses.  Finally got them done.  I just miss my mother so much.  I hate picking up the phone now because some part of me still expects her voice at the other end of the line. I feel wounded by family and friends who are grieving so differently from me, who are keen to…See More
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M Adams left a comment for Daniella
"On the surface our situations could hardly be more different -- my mother just died, she was 84 years old and had numerous health problems the last five years -- but reading your words touched me, somehow I felt like they were my own, the…"
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