"I feel the very same Morgan. I had a love affair for 43 years. We have 3 children who are still devastated but would be completely paralyzed if I did something like you are talking about. I will bear this pain and remain alone for…"
"Morgan. Thank you so much for thinking of me yesterday and your words that hit home so much for me and many on here. You are so right about barely able to breathe at one year. I told my daughter yesterday was just like every day for…"
"I'm sorry Linda. I think the realization that all the plans made for retirement are gone and we are alone is the hardest thing to comprehend. The majority of my life I had been married. 43 years. To try and adjust to a…"
"Thank you Trina. I appreciate your kind words. I've had a sister and my little 98 yo mom say things like "you can't hide this by working so much, you have to face it." Or " it's been a year, you need…"
"All I do is work. I'm exhausted at the end of each day. The only time I don't think about things is when I'm working. The rest of the time it is all I think about. I play things over and over in my head. …"
"I am sure you are numb Rose. My gosh. I believe I have not gotten past the shock to truly grieve. My husbands diagnosis came out of the blue and then he was critically ill for most of it. We were fighting it with all we had until it was…"
As my third year alone approaches on April 29th, there is no peace. I miss Nancy more than ever and the only thing that makes living tolerable is my belief that I WILL see her again in the next life. As far as living today...I always told My Nancy "I wouldn't want to live in a world without you in it" and I still believe that! I am seeing a counselor of late and it doesn't do much more than kill time.
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"I was thinking about this today. If I could have my mom back for just one month I would dote on her till the cows came home. The truth is my mom wouldn't have liked that. She didn't like to be doted on. At the end she was very appreciative…"
"Virginia, our stories are very similar. I was my mom's caretaker as well. I was diagnosed with PTSD after she died. When we have PTSD we can turn just about everything into a worst case scenario. It is so easy to look back and question…"
"And speaking of therapists, I have ptsd, and sometimes I feel like I don’t fully realize what happened. I sort of get numb at times and feel guilty about it. I asked my therapist if it means I don’t care about my Mom.…"
"Hi, just joined the group. Wanted to comment on Brett’s point about people getting tired of hearing about grief or not understanding it. I feel like I want to talk about my Mom constantly, whether it’s good times or bad.…"
I recently received news that my best friend passed away from heroin laced with fentanyl at age 31 on jan 10th. I was in shock and felt like i was in a bad dream. I hadn't heard from him in almost 6 months and figured he was out slamming dope because in the past he would tend to avoid me and my mother (who was like a 2nd mom to him) because he didn't want us seeing him strung out and didn't want to ruin our relationship of trust. May 15th, i arrive home from a job interview and check facebook…See More
I want to let you know that everything you are feeling is normal even though it seems so difficult compared to what we thought we had and what we knew. The death of our spouse is the most difficult thing we will ever face, bar none.…"
"Hi Monty, I lost my husband New Year’s Eve and have a 4 year old. It is extraordinarily hard to put on the happy face, be everything she needs, keep productive at my job, keep the house going and all the other needs of life covered. Bless you…"
Hi AllMy name is Monty and i have become single parent of two special needs boys when i lost my wife and life partner of 25 years, 5 days before Christmas.My wife had Myotonic Dystrophy and other the last 2 years she had really declined both in her ability to look after herself, our boys, happiness and quality of life.i tried all i could to try and encourage her to be the best she could given her condition. Unfortunately this was not enough to stave off a simple cold turning bad overnight and…See More
"Really sorry for your loss. How awful to lose a child. I guess some people are really uncomfortable with grief and just don't know what to say. I know exactly the loss you feel. I lost my mother in October. I saw her and talked to her…"