Linda Engberg
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Has anyone on the site use alcoholic to cope with Grief.
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I would like to know if I am the only one on this site who uses alcoholic to cope with spouse's death.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Engberg Feb 23.

Christmas mean nothing to me.
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This will be my 5th Christmas without my beloved husband Julian, the pain in my heart will never let me enjoy life again.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Engberg Dec 23, 2017.

Holidays Again
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Well, here goes year 5 without my Husband, I can't stand this time of year it means nothing to me.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by bluebird Dec 2, 2017.

Holidays Again
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It is that time of year again that we all wish we could sleep through. It has been 5 years without my Husband I was always told things get better with time. Each year that goes by it is worse. Just…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Engberg Nov 22, 2017.

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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Morgan You and I are in the same boat and we both wish it sink with us on it."
9 hours ago
Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"AnneJ Thanks for your kindness, I will be so glad when this pain ends and join my Husband in paradise."
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Dear Morgan, Trina, Geraldine All of your comments mirror my feelings. Everyday I try, and Everyday I fall, my life is worth nothing at all without my Husband, Julian. All I live for is my sweet little dog Babie J, and she is slowing dying. "
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Linda Engberg replied to Virginia G's discussion Griefshare support groups
"Hi Bluebird & Joy It has been 5 years since I lost my Husband. I too had a grief counselor for one year after he died. she did help me understand all the feelings I was having, but the grief never ends. Al I do is try to keep busy to make it…"
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Linda Engberg and Marita are now friends
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Trevy, What a beautiful story"
Jun 5
Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi L.O. I know it is really hard to live without your Husband, we didn't have kids so that makes it worst, I have nothing left except my sweet little dog Babie J who is 13 years old and not doing well. So now I have to watch her suffer like I…"
Jun 4
Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Oops, forgot the picture "
May 20
Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"To all on this site. This is hanging above my stove. Everyone of us had a royal wedding."
May 20
Linda Engberg commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Hi Sharon, Taylah, & Jo, We will never get over our loss, we just are trying to live through it. Words from Willie Nelson's new song"
May 17
Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Morgan, Nancy and L. Kasier, Morgan has stated the same feelings I have, why do we have to stay here and suffer. The following poem seems to help get through life. God bless you all."
May 11
Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Lynne, I am so sorry for your losses, I lost my Husband 5 years ago and still grieve for him, I can;t imagine the horror you are going through. My heart goes out to you, I highly recommend a therapist to help you through this time of your life, I…"
May 10
Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Anne, Thank you so much of thinking of me, I bought a new plant in his honor. God Bless you, Linda"
May 8
Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Dear John T, My Husband and I both loved horse racing, he always bet on number 7 his favorite number and guess who wins the Derby this year. #7. We did get a chance to go to the 115 running, May 6, 1989 and just our luck it was the coldest derby…"
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Morgan, This quote sums sums up our lives.fe. "
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At 3:18pm on April 10, 2018, DeeDee said…

Thanks Linda for your kind words. God bless you xo 

Dee-Dee 

At 7:34am on January 28, 2018, Marjorie Willcox said…

Hello Linda I don't know if I've done the right thing buying a puppy she isn't house trained yet. I think you've got a dog. Does it help? I thought it would help the loneliness but in a way your more tied.I can't believe I have to live the rest of my life without my husband 

Marjorie

At 1:15am on January 27, 2018, morgan said…

Majorie,  Anywhere beyond about six months to two years depending on who you ask or what you read and still experiencing grief from the loss of your spouse is supposedly experiencing "complicated grief".  Like Linda and Bluebird and few of us who are still aging here on this site I too just passed the five year mark and yes, if thats what they want to call it, I too have complicated grief.  But I look at it in a different way.  

There are many things I could say but I'll be brief because its late here and I am tired.  You don't really get over it, you just endure it better.  Thats it.  Endurance.  Time will have sway with you and will change the ways you grieve but after five years I still have breakdowns regularly and I now know that they will never stop.  I don't pay a psychotherapist but I have one friend who I call my therapist.  MY husband actually asked him to watch over me if something happened to him as my husband was a diabetic and was getting sicker.  It was almost like he knew.  Our friend has kept that promise.  He lives 3000 miles away but we talk pretty much every day sometimes a couple times and he allows me to cry.  He knew my husband well and knew the love we had would never die and he understands I"ll never get over it.  I just turned 66 and I am ready to die.  I am not sure whether I will be able to do it to myself as the pain for the last couple months again has been like the first year but I can only take each day and lots of times just each hour at a time.  I've learned to expect nothing from myself as far as remembering the kind of person I was before.  That has all changed.  

So much else left when my husband did too.  So much of who I was because it was always in relationship to who WE were.  I would never change what I had with him but it is a good thing I didnt know what the pain would be like now.  He never would have been able to stand it and I am not sure how long I will but for now I still breathe.  Just know there are many many others out here that feel the same way just like there are many others who get over the loss and somehow make a different kind of life.  Me, I can't unhook.  I'm with him through and into death and yet still trying to live.  Its a bitch.  Not sure how or when my own time will come but I am more than ready.  
Take care the best you can.  Morgan

At 9:53am on January 26, 2018, Marjorie Willcox said…

Thankyou for your reply Linda. I wake up each morning and it's as though Paul's Death has just happened.  I will never feel right again

At 12:36pm on January 25, 2018, Marjorie Willcox said…

Linda Thankyou so much for replying re complicate grief. I feel just the same my husband and I were one person ( his words) and I know I will never get over losing him. I just wondered how a psychotherapist can help because it says online that it can and you say you feel better every year. Linda I just don't know how long we can go on with the pain.

At 2:28am on January 25, 2018, Marjorie Willcox said…

Linda how did you find a psychotherapist to help you with your complicate grief

? What do they do? in your reply to Maxy you said it will last till you die!

I am really struggling after losing my husband 17 months ago

Marjorie 

At 7:22am on January 24, 2018, Marjorie Willcox said…

Linda have you got complicated grief. Does it last forever. 

marjorie

At 11:08am on January 22, 2018, Marjorie Willcox said…

Linda am I right in thinking you have complicated grief ? I feel sure that I have too.

Marjorie

At 3:22pm on August 31, 2017, Joy said…

Linda, I didn't lose a spouse, but I wanted to say how sorry I am for the loss of your husband. You two were (let me correct that) are a very lovely couple and I know you'll be glad to see him again. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I see your posts periodically and my heart goes out to you.

At 1:50am on July 30, 2017, Alice Thompson said…
Linda, I'm so glad Babie J is at least a little better. My heart goes out to you.
 
 
 

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"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."
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Morgan You and I are in the same boat and we both wish it sink with us on it."
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"Great words Bluebell. I did not even leave my job as you and Virginia did so I have more reasons to feel guilty. I did not even tall to her enough before her illness. But as Bluebell said guilt has life of its own. "
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"Its been a long long road since the day my husband died.   I cannot lie.  This is not getting any easier.  Instead of being in such a fog about what to do next I have more clarity as to what things are going to be like and I dont like…"
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"AnneJ Thanks for your kindness, I will be so glad when this pain ends and join my Husband in paradise."
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"I sent a reply with a couple questions but what forum it ends up on, God only knows. :)"
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