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Loneliness isnt loneliness until our dearly beloved has gone.
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I am sitting at my computer crying tonight because I miss my wife so much.  It is like she has been gone for just one moment.  Its been 8 months.    We supported each other, we complimented each…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by AnneJ Jul 26, 2015.

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Michael Thompson commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
" I am at my wits end with loneliness.  Losing my wife in 2014 has taken away a certain confidence, and this happens to those left behind. Being married is much more than a ring, it is a friend, and companion, someone who knows you better…"
Jul 8
Virginia G and Michael Thompson are now friends
May 30
Michael Thompson commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Here in England, im deeply saddened to learn of Doris Day's death aged 97 I believe ? My late wife and I loved her as a singer and actress. She was the soul of human decency, with a beautiful voice that radiated goodness. RIP Doris Day.."
May 13
morgan replied to Michael Thompson's discussion I feel worse 2 and a half years on, than I ever did. in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Michael,  You seem to have the same feelings I do and I could add others.  I could call it anxiety but what i meet every morning is a mountain to climb.  It takes me a good two hours each morning to get out of bed.   My digestive…"
May 12
Joe Kelly replied to Michael Thompson's discussion I feel worse 2 and a half years on, than I ever did. in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Michael I lost my Love on January 21, 2017.  This year would had been our 50th wedding anniversary.  We were together since we were 16 years old.  She was my life and when she died, I died.  I'm just stuck here waiting to…"
May 12
Michael Thompson replied to Michael Thompson's discussion I feel worse 2 and a half years on, than I ever did. in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"This is terrible, as soon as I wake up in the morning anxiety takes over.  I dont want to feel like this for the rest of my life.   I too, just exist, whilst everybody in my locality who my wife and I knew, live their own lives as if…"
May 12
Maria replied to Michael Thompson's discussion I feel worse 2 and a half years on, than I ever did. in the group Losing Someone to Cancer
"I feel the exact same way. My husband passed away 7 years ago. The world wants me to feel differently but I don’t know how to, I can’t do it. I could care less about being alive, like you said... I just exist. Thank you for being so…"
May 11
Michael Thompson commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"In my opinion as a Widower by 4 and a half years, men find dealing with being alone and loneliness harder than woman, this is what widows I meet tell me. I strive on a daily basis to at least be less anxious, but I miss my right arm in my…"
Apr 18

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About Me:
I am lost without my wife. Its that simple.
About my Loss:
I'm 70 years old, I lost my dear wife to cancer on September 18 2014, after she had a 11 month battle with this rotten disease.

The quiet is deafening. The loneliness is equally so. There is now no rapport to carry me through the day.

When you share a huge part of your life with someone like a wife or a husband, and they suddenly die for whatever reason, everything changes in your life and world, the little things you might have taken for granted each day, became the big things. There is now no rapport, no one to talk with about the things that you talked about, it is like suddenly being in a jail with no windows or doors, you are mentally and emotionally, trapped.

My wife was a Yorkshire Terrier lover all her life, to her these dogs were'nt just dogs, they were little people, part of the family. Although I know I am no compensation for my wife's lap, and all the kisses she got from our now two year old Yorkie pup, I promised my wife I would take care of her as she would have done

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At 4:38pm on July 20, 2018, M Adams said…

Thank you for posting your tribute article - so evocative and insightful.  What you said about things you did together and also things you did alone being stripped of all meaning is exactly true.  Everything is emptied out.

At 4:11pm on February 28, 2017, Lola said…
That was very hard to accept
At 5:21pm on January 9, 2017, Pamela philipp said…
Hello Michael I was writing to you to check in see how you been doing lately I am not doing very well this month is my husband's birthday honestly I've been a wreck since New Year's and I haven't been on this site for a bit so I wanted to reach out and see how you were doing I hope you are well
At 6:28pm on December 26, 2016, Shirley Thompson said…
Hi Michael,

I just saw you friend request and have accepted. I lost my husband of 21 years to cancer in April this year to cancer. He was 45. I miss him terribly. I know the fear, it seems when Jimmy died everything has decided it wants to break around here.
At 8:54pm on December 23, 2016, Pamela philipp said…
Hi Michael how are you doing today my cold is getting better just trying to get through these next few days can you tell me how the Skype works I'm not real familiar with it only talked with my daughter once on it, i've only had this phone since January so I'm still kind of learning to navigate it.take care
At 8:07am on December 22, 2016, Fran said…

I understand what you mean. My fears have expanded. I don't fear for myself exactly...I worry about my adult children(who live with me) driving in bad weather. Doesn't matter if it's rain or snow(which we've had a lot of). I worry about things breaking down around the house. I worry about making the right decisions.  I think it's just that we don't have that support that we had with our spouses.  I was 33 when I got married and had lived alone and managed quite well...so where has that confidence gone?

At 10:33am on December 20, 2016, Pamela philipp said…
Hi Michael hope you are doing ok today also wanted to let you know what I do when there are thunderstorms because I am terrified of them I listen to my husbands favorite music loud it helps for a little while keep my mind off the thunderstorms or I look through pictures of earlier times until I exhaust myself to sleep I don't know if these suggestions can help you I do these things because I don't take medication of any kind I don't believe in antidepressants and most medicines I can't take because I have sleep apnea The reason I don't believe in antidepressants if you were wondering is because my sister committed suicide on antidepressants. I also know since my husband passed I have an extremely hard time going in public I don't know if these are things that are happening because he's gone or because of the grief I don't really know maybe that's why you're experiencing what you're experiencing I really don't know i'm sorry hope I was of some help have a good day my friend
At 1:49pm on November 14, 2016, Michael said…
Let me try you. Which one are you? Or try all 3 of mine. I think one lazanZ58 might be an old account. Or give me your email and we can start that wsy. I live in woburn mass if thst helps
At 12:44pm on November 14, 2016, Michael said…
I guess i could set up a skype account. I have the app on my phone.
At 4:19pm on November 12, 2016, Michael said…
Hi Michael
I accepted your friend request. I feel much like you do. Lost. Id prefer to die but don't have the guts. I really can't see going on without my wife Roxanne who died a month ago.
 
 
 

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Joe Kelly commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
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morgan commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Trina, Check your inbox for a message from me. Joe,  So true.  That's exactly why I post here too.  I keep thinking if I get it off my chest and out into cyberspace at least I know I wont be suffering alone.  That consoles…"
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Trina Mamoon commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hello All, I am sorry that I have not posted here for a while now to show my support for you. On August 4th it was the fifth anniversary of Joseph's passing. I just don't have the strength or energy anymore to keep pushing to survive each…"
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Joe Kelly commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
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"Morgan, Once again I want to Thank You for sharing you thoughts with us. You put into words the things I don't know how to express."
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morgan commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
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John T. replied to Elynn m's discussion Lonely again
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Emmyk replied to Amy R's discussion So many questions in the group Being the Other Woman/Other Man
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