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Hi - I'm New To This Group And This Is My First Post
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I suffered a loss in May (my best friend here of 16 years passed away from brain cancer). He was my anchor and it's a tremendous absence in my life. He'd been ill for about a year, but we thought he…Continue

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Shani Friedman replied to Shani Friedman's discussion Hi - I'm New To This Group And This Is My First Post
"Hi, Thanks for the response. I was wondering if anyone was going to join the discussion. Yes, there is that possibility, but I really don't know what was going through his head about the decision. That's what bothers me. I get what…"
Friday
bluebird replied to Shani Friedman's discussion Hi - I'm New To This Group And This Is My First Post
"I understand why you feel cheated, but consider that perhaps it is because you and he were/are so close that he didn't want you there at the end, that he didn't want you to see him like that.  My husband died of a sudden and…"
Friday
Shani Friedman and Frances Koonce are now friends
Aug 1
Shani Friedman replied to Helen Maez's discussion Crying in the Morning
"There's definitely nothing wrong with you. As a friend of mine said, you have to just let your emotions out when you need to and without judgment. I've cried in the mornings, evenings, while at the movies, etc. Maybe starting the day with…"
Jul 31
Shani Friedman replied to lorraine knight's discussion Grief that hits you at odd moments
"Grief is, for lack of a better word, kind of a dick. It will just sneak up on you and it's so random. I'm just trying to accept that because what's the point of fighting it. I've had lots of triggers and I've cried at the…"
Jul 31
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Hi - I'm New To This Group And This Is My First Post

I suffered a loss in May (my best friend here of 16 years passed away from brain cancer). He was my anchor and it's a tremendous absence in my life. He'd been ill for about a year, but we thought he would pull through. He remained positive and I was naive/in denial so when I found out he was suddenly in hospice, it was a shock. I thought I would have time to say goodbye, but he stopped the cancer treatments he'd been on and was gone less than a week later. He was in hospital before hospice but…See More
Jul 31
Shani Friedman replied to Crystal Parker's discussion Always Angry
"This is my first time checking out the site and responding. I'm sorry for your loss and I know how you feel. I have a lot of anger right now since my loss in May. It's hard for me to cry in front of people but I've found that…"
Jul 31
Shani Friedman is now a member of Online Grief Support - A Social Community
Jul 5

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I'm a freelancer living in Brooklyn, NY
About my Loss:
In May my best friend here passed away from cancer.

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Avi commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Hi All Guys I was away for few days as I am blessed with a baby girl on 10 Aug 18. Both mother and baby doing fine.  I planned my baby only as my mother wanted to see her grand child but destiny had other plans. But I hope she has still blessed…"
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Rain commented on Cathy Richardson's group Being the Other Woman/Other Man
"It's been almost two years for me. It doesn't hurt any less. Some days I push it away but then all of a sudden every bit of it hits like a ton of bricks. I did tell a few of my best friends and I mostly regret it. Now I feel it's just…"
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Frances Koonce replied to dream moon JO B's discussion mad at god
"Awww- I’m sorry about that! It must make you feel really terrible that you can’t just take her home.  The same thing happened with my mom after her heart attack. She couldn’t just live by herself anymore. We had to empty her…"
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Losing a spouse and dating again

I lost my spouse 16 months ago. Have gotten into a new relationship but he lets me grieve openly. I have a2 year old daughter. Also I am 26See More
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dream moon JO B replied to dream moon JO B's discussion mad at god
"iv bean to day to sea her iv hadto liee to her wish i feal bad wen can i go homee wen drs says so wear isdr on holday  why am hear coz dr says so i anserd it for abot 40 mins i did evry tim i leabee i feal dranedd i do  th 5 mons latr she…"
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Jeff Tice commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Thank you bluebird.  My kids have been a huge comfort for me.  Making me laugh even when I don't want to and giving me someone to occupy my time and energy with.  I am working my way through this slowly and they help…"
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Jeff, So sorry for your loss."
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Anxiety/panic is awful, I had it so bad after my mom passed I was walking with my legs shaking, it was awful I though I this how I have to live the rest of my life in a state anxiety/panic? Just awful I understand what you are going through."
21 hours ago
Crystal K commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"The indifference is hard. I hate it when people ask me how Zim doing or how lifw is... I just want to scream at them “how do you think it is!” My boss constantly asks me and everytime I just respond with a “fine” or…"
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"I walk over to my moms picture every single night and say mom I love you I hope you know that."
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"I wish that I could have handled the loss of my mother better than I have but I do believe that what I am experiencing is a testament to how much I loved my mom. To have gotten through this without scars would have been awkward as well. I would have…"
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Monty replied to Cristal's discussion Rejoining the rest of the world in the group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Crystal   I found going back to work (due to needing to support my family) possibly saved me a little from falling to much into my grief. It was also very good for me to be around normal adults, as i don't have much family near by, and…"
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Monty commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Jeff sorry to hear about your wife passing. i can only imaging and guess at what your going though.    After my wife passing last year, i had family and friends helping out with me and the boys. i feel that lots of men tend to bury/push…"
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bluebird commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Just to be clear -- I only meant that it's good that your children are with you, and that therefore your wife is too, in a way."
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bluebird commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Jeff, I'm sorry, it must be so difficult with the children. At the same time, they are also part of her, so in that way it's good. My husband died shortly before his 42nd birthday; I was 44. My life ended the moment his did.  Of…"
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"I understand how you feel Virginia when you say nothing makes sense anymore. It is like a puzzle that once fit together. But now pieces are either missing or have changed shape. Bluebell"
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Jeff Tice commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Thank you Nancy for the kind words. I'm sorry 06to hear about your husband. My wife's grandfather passed away 17 years ago due to cancer that progressed quickly too and I watched her struggle with the grief. I know that your experience is…"
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