Don't grieve alone; 13,500 members and growing
I am new to, well, all of this, blog writing and connecting online in this way...but I hope to make connections with others that may be feeling loss in a way that is interrupting their ability to find peace and happiness.
I have had more loss in the last two years than I have had in my life to this point at the age of 50. Two very close friends passed away quite suddenly. They were my age and nowhere near ready to leave, any more than I am. They were…Continue
Added by Heather Brooks on December 11, 2017 at 9:25pm — No Comments
I joined today to connect with people who may be feeling the same way I am..guilt, lost, alone, scared, angry, and moments of joy when I think about our life together.
I recently lost my husband of 26 years, He was the first and last man I dated and had a relationship with. He was my best friend, my rock, my love and connection to life. He showed me how to be strong and independent, but i am not sure I can be without him most of the time.
Joining him is not an option!! I…Continue
Added by Aaron Hoenig on December 5, 2017 at 4:55pm — No Comments
In general, I think I have been managing better in the latter half of this, my third year since my beloved died. How I describe it to anyone who will listen is that the first year was a crazy nightmare, in the second I forced myself to get out and try to create a new life, and in the third, I’ve been able to build on that new life — even though it’s mostly just a matter of going through the motions. I don’t actually WANT to be doing any of it. I feel like someone who has been kidnapped and…Continue
My name is David.
I'm new to this community. I joined because I am grieving over the recent loss of my partner of 35 years. I need acceptance and support.
Added by Tina C Mauro on November 22, 2017 at 6:15am — No Comments
It has been 8 months since I have talked to my person. I have 1 year and 5 months to go until I can talk to her again. I miss her everyday. I am terrified that she will forget me until then. I do not know what to do if she forgets me. I talked to her everyday for over a year, she was there and she saved my life. I miss her so much.
Added by Katie Jones on November 4, 2017 at 2:33pm — No Comments
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Added by Louise on October 16, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
I began writing one of these each day, beginning December 2015 to ease my grief and start each day with some hope and joy. The hope and joy would last for awhile and then I would be back in the throes of deep, dark misery. I recommend these emails that are never sent as excellent therapy. I have written 602 of them in the 2 and a half years since I lost my Nancy. Here is today's letter to Nancy.
Letter to My Nancy …Continue
Added by Mel Royer on October 15, 2017 at 2:42pm — No Comments
I attended the first in 13 sessions tonight with a group of people from all walks of life. The meeting was very therapeutic. Of course when they had us introduce ourselves and talk about our losses, I broke down when I talked about losing my mom three days after Mother's Day. But it felt good to be part of a group where others understand your feelings and the trauma that you experienced. There were quite a few tears shed among the group but I'm happy that I was able to find a group close to…Continue
Safe to assume the deffenses go down with the spirits. But in all fairness I´ve been sick for a while since I had the back surgeries, and it´s sometimes hard to separe effects from feeling ups and downs to the food and habits healthy and unhealthy. Added to that the idea that I will be ok and doctors don´t seem to do much more for me these days. Neverhteless, some times I go to fix one thing and the medication side effects harm in some ways or the pain meds have caused me to faint and break…Continue
Added by silvia maria on September 17, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments
Added by Anonymity be my name on September 16, 2017 at 12:07pm — No Comments
As i am moving on to making my way back to work these days, seems I have to avoid the MENTAL state whereas the mind goes into some FROZEN state whereas I am unabe to move on in a healthy manner. See once we decided to leave that state of mind whereas the self pitty pot is full and the gun of frustration pointed at self, justified hurting or not that keeps me back to a state of NON ACTION or POOR REACTION, where self blame mixes with the stan still place....well, times changed. I realize I…Continue
Added by silvia maria on September 9, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments
I consider myself spiritual and not much in favour of organized religion. But lately I thought that could perhaps help to bring some peace or have some positive impact, So for the last weeks I have been going once a week to this evangelic church witch I quite enjoy the visits. In the beggining was some help to put more peace in my heart and feel better. And that had a positive impact however I needed that new boost the next week or things would feel heavier somehow. Some weekes later I…Continue
My name is Carlyn, and I live in the Ft. Lauderdale area. I joined this site because a very dear friend of mine was killed in a hit-and-run accident in May. My friend Rick, whom I called my "little brother" was on his bicycle in Back Bay Boston around 2am when a drunk driver rear ended him, sent him airborne, and then dragged him down the street while trying to flee. My friend died a day later. He was only 29. Rick was a kind, smart, funny man. He made people…Continue