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Mary commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"My thoughts and prayers to you Jackie. I understand what you are saying. It's hard to live each day without that important person sharing our day with us. I understand the fear too of forgetting, that's the worst. Life is with my husband,…"
Apr 11
Mary commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I agree with all of you. My thoughts are the same. We just get through the days. Everything has lost color... The world keeps going but I feel like I'm forgotten in it. I miss my husband every moment of every day. It will be one year April 26 -…"
Apr 8
Mary commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Beautiful photos Trina. Hugs to you ❤"
Mar 15
Mary left a comment for MARY A BLANDFORD
"Hi Mary. I'm not sure how this reply thing works. But I just wanted to say that I don't have any answers. I totally understand the deep ache you feel for your husband. It is hard to do life each day. Hard to start the day without that one…"
Feb 27
morgan left a comment for Mary
"Mary, You have perfectly expressed the suffering of all of us who come here and are trying to manage.  How do we have any hope or get through a day?  No one has an answer.  We all just take baby steps towards what a day might hold.…"
Feb 22
MARY A BLANDFORD left a comment for Mary
"How do you all that have experienced the worst pain manage to have any hope for tomorrow or get through the day?  It is so incredibly lonely and dark.  I hate the thought of going to bed and waking to another day of the same thing. "
Feb 21
Mary left a comment for MARY A BLANDFORD
"Sending you hugs and praying for comfort. I know how you feel and it is a difficult road. I too lost my high school sweetheart 9 months ago. He was 52. What you have described is also how I feel. The only reason I am still here is for my kids. But I…"
Feb 20
Mary commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Lisa. I also have panic attacks going into stores and certain places that my husband and I would go to. The grocery store is the hardest and Home Depot. I actually only go out when necessary. I've lived in my hometown all my life yet all…"
Jan 25
Mary commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Linda Alice and Morgan..my heart goes out to you. I feel the same. Thank you for sharing this as I was beginning to feel like "I'm wallowing in my self-pity". But I'm not. I feel like you all do because my life partner, my best…"
Jan 21
Mary commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"My thoughts are with you Michael. It has been 8 months for me and I too find it hard each day. Am also still working on my husbands estate as he didn't have a signed will. We had ours prepared about a month before but hadn't got to the…"
Jan 9
Mary commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Michelle - my heart breaks for you. I'm so sorry you are a member here. My beautiful husband has been gone 8 months. He was only 52. I don't find it any easier. I find it harder each day. I cry every day and have breakdowns once or twice a…"
Jan 4
Mary left a comment for Holly
"My heart goes out to you. Losing a husband is unimaginable. I too lost my dear husband Neil, who was also 52. It's been almost 8 months. I understand how you feel. Every day is hard. Neil was the love of my life. Even tho I have family and…"
Dec 14, 2016
Mary left a comment for Teyo Green
"My heart goes out to you."
Nov 30, 2016
Mary commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Sending strength and peace and comfort to us all ❤️ I am finding it harder every day - the emptiness without the love of my life. 7 months today...it's not any easier. I don't believe it will be. The loss of your life partner is not…"
Nov 27, 2016
Mary commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Thankyou everyone for your posts. You all give me comfort knowing I'm not alone but feel sad that we are all a part of this group. I too feel empty, alone without my darling husband. No matter what I do, it all just feels empty. Last few days…"
Nov 22, 2016
Mary commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Oh Morgan , Trina and others I wish I had something to offer you to help you, to take the pain away but unfortunately I do not. Just know that I understand your pain, understand the huge void our spouse has made in our lives, in our very being. My…"
Nov 13, 2016

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About Me:
Met my soul mate in grade 12. Been together 35 years and married for almost 29 before my soul mate passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. We have 3 children.
About my Loss:
Lost the love of my life on April 26, 2016. We were each other's Rock, confidant, true love. I am lost in this world. I'm trying to be strong for my kids who loved their awesome dad. He is a great and loving husband, wonderful dad, loving son and brother. He was full of life and love and touched everyone he met.

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Heartbroken

I was hoping to find others who have lost a spouse so i could talk about the loss of my husband. What I have learned is that only those who have lost a spouse knows how I feel. Before I could only imagine how it would feel. Now I know the deep pain, the overwhelming feel of broken and alone. I truly miss my Neil every moment of the day. It's been 5 weeks and it gets harder each day.

Posted on June 3, 2016 at 1:59am — 13 Comments

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At 1:08am on February 22, 2017, morgan said…

Mary, You have perfectly expressed the suffering of all of us who come here and are trying to manage.  How do we have any hope or get through a day?  No one has an answer.  We all just take baby steps towards what a day might hold.  Some days we get through them a bit less destroyed than others.  The hope is that if you get through one day maybe you wont wake up for another.  That's the hope.  So far I haven't found the key for that door.  Its lonely and dark, you're right,  I wont lie.  And the thought of waking up every day is what keeps me from going to sleep at night.  Maybe I think the if I stay up late enough I wont wake up again because I'll need to sleep forever.  That door hasn't worked either.  

After four years and one month I am not quite as desperate.  I don't break down everywhere like I used to.  I am better able to take showers, brush teeth, dress and do what used to be second nature.  Now I have to think it all through.  It is "better" as far as functioning which can help quell a bit of the grief but like many in here I am going to be one of the ones that will never get over my husbands death.  I am existing the best I can, doing the best I can and I don't ask too much of myself.  Thats it.  Thats how I get through a day.      

It isn't much but thats what I was left.  My husband was my sacred place I went to for everything.  Now that everything is gone and I can only hope I will be reunited with him in a different space, in a different time.  And I hope that for everyone else here........

At 1:54pm on February 21, 2017, MARY A BLANDFORD said…

How do you all that have experienced the worst pain manage to have any hope for tomorrow or get through the day?  It is so incredibly lonely and dark.  I hate the thought of going to bed and waking to another day of the same thing. 

At 1:51am on July 23, 2016, Marta said…
Mary. Thank you for the message.
I'm also sorry for your loss.
 
 
 

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