i'm sorry about the loved ones you've lost. it all seems like an awful lot for 1 person to go through. i'm trying to get through the grief of losing my dad right now and it sure is hard. i'm so glad I found this forum.
Hi Diana had a question I was wondering if you know a good but natural remedy for anxiety I don't Believe in antidepressants of any kind my problem is every time I go in public I get very anxious and have to leave and get right back home I don't like being out in public don't like being in grocery stores really don't like being around people but I won't take any pills don't like them I have my reasons my sister committed suicide years ago enough said if you have any suggestions let me know thanks
Hi Diana Y, Im doing badly. Its been around 15 months for me now since my wife passed, and I still cant believe she has gone. There's a hole in my life now, and it will never be filled. I watched some online video's recently just to have her near to me, I cried my heart out. I also feel very sorry for our Yorkie pup, because my wife had Yorkies all her life, they were like little people to her, she was devoted to Yorkie's. Thanks for enquiring about me.
Hi Diana, thanks so much for getting back to me. Somehow I had managed to find the email address for Jan Warner and she gave me the place to find her blog again. Hopefully I wrote down that address too!
Thank you for providing a place where people can go for comfort and support. I'm a new member of your community and I would like to offer some help. As a retired pastor I've felt a special calling to help those who've suffered personal loss. I've ministered to people for over 30 years and since retiring felt I needed to do more.
The result is I've written a book with the specific purpose of offering a completely different perspective for those who are grieving. It's titled:
Email From Heaven and has recently been published. I did not write it for fame or profit. It's available on Amazon for the cost of printing - and also in EBook form (Link Below). I hope members of this social community would please take just a few minutes to look at the site - especially the Comments by readers to see how it is being received.
It is my sincere wish that my small book will bring new meaning, new comfort, and renewed hope.
Dear Diana, I think this site is going to be a great comfort to me in the endless days and months stretching out before me without my husband. When I first signed on here, there was a blog by Jan Warner that I would so love to be able to read again, but I cannot find it anywhere. And I have searched every place I can think of to find it, to no avail. Do you have any idea how I could access her blog again? Thank you so much. Elizabeth (SUAlumna@nycap.rr.com)
Diana, are you the admin of this group? I have looked and looked and this is as close as I can get. If you are, can you please tell me why we need someone like Jeniffer Page advertising funeral services on here?
Hi Diana , First off let me just say that I am very sorry for your multiple losses leading for the reasons start this site... Now let me say that I am grateful you were able to draw strength to do so . I have read so many stories in here and I know this site has helped so many people including myself . I have also had several losses and not much in way of support , I was ready to crawl into a hole when I found this site . Thank you for pushing through your pain to start something that would help others , xoxo Niecy
Hi Diana, Thank you ever so much for getting back to me, I did see your private message but I couldn't figure out how to send a reply sorry! I'm actually in the UK and unfortunately it costs an absolute fortune for me to call overseas through my telephone service provider also I'm not at all sure what the time zone difference between us is, Do you have an e mail address or an inbox that I can use to contact you? I'm actually just off to bed now as it's past 1am here and I have to be up early but if it's ok with you I will check back with you later on today, Again thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly I really am most grateful, Jo.
"Went to the 2nd session of support group. Grief is grief and hurts no matter what the loss. It hurts, you feel alone. I have learned one thing from group is we are not alone. There are 2 different groups those that are…"
"I had that feeling when my nephew called me and told me his brother had killed himself one year after my brother (their father) died. It was a weird sensation I have never felt before. From the top of my head all the way to my feet just a rush of ?…"
I just found some thought that actually explains how I feel now:
Sounds familiar? Grieving and trying to be nice, crying and smiling to look nice next minute...
It is a great movie anyway - watch when you can."
"Thank you, Jackie.
Those horrible panic attacks just visit us often. Suddenly the whole world is turning black and no oxygen anymore.
Jackie, I accept you as acting Steve - I hope he does not mind - and I really appreciate your support - I know you…"
"Hi, Kim. Please don't feel sorry about discussing different topics; it's how our minds work and your words are a comfort to so many. Just knowing someone feels the same, hurts the same, has the same inner voice... the empty bed, the…"
"I try not come on here in the early morning as I start work early so I can go home early. That was my routine. We would get up in the morning, have a cup of coffee and I would go off to work. I looked forward to going home a little…"
"Nora, you are a beautiful women with a beautiful heart. Steve loved you very much but remember you were a success before you met him and not because of him. We need to give ourselves time to grieve it's only been 3 months, who knows if we will…"
"Ladies, I just had one more pain caused by simple actions that I even did not pay attention to before.
Well, I sat to start looking for a job. It was already hard as I have a "meeting people & leaving the house" anxiety. Also, it…"
"I too feel exactly as everyone here has discribed it. Four months in.. Lost the love of my life. I feeling like the walking dead.. I function because I am expected to. I go to work because I haven't any choice. I have to sell my house.( for…"
Having a glass of wine for my mom tonight and trying to wrap my head around the fact that she's been gone for a year. A whole year. A year without daily emails just so I'd wake up to an email every morning. A year without daily Skype chats just to catch up even though nothing much ever changed. A year without an e-card for every random holiday. A year without hearing about the dumb things my dad was or wasn't doing. A year without my best friend. A year without my mom.See More
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"I really hate to reply to this thread as I am four years and almost five months into the loss of the love of my life and I can hardly stand the roller coaster I am on. I am careening off the tracks "again" and I come here to reassure…"
"Thank you all for the kind support here. It does help. I too feel lost at time. This morning I was up at 3:30 watching TV; my alarm goes off at 4:45, no sense in trying to go back to sleep. Like some one else said on here, my…"
"Hi Kim, your not alone, as Nora's says every word you say matches how I feel. I have lost my best friend, soul mate, partner, my lover. Now I'm alone with my dog and cat. OVer 70 people and the funeral but none of them ring or call. People…"
If I could I would just copy each word of yours and paste it here.
I am exactly in the same boat. I know how you fell and what is going on with you. I will have 3 months tomorrow and today is 13 weeks since my Steve just gone, disappeared into…"
Again, I am missing my best friend tomorrow will be 7 weeks. I went back to work last week and it helped some. Getting into a routine helped. The issue I have is when I get home he is not there. That was our time together. Yesterday being father's day the adult kids were lost as was I. My son lives close by and my daughter is 300 miles away. I was alone without the kids, just my 2 little dogs. I am so thankful for them.They say go back to work it will help, they say it has been 6 weeks…See More
MourningThe outward expression of grief over a death or some other calamity. In Bible times, it was customary to mourn for a period of time. In addition to weeping loudly, mourners wore special clothes, put ashes on their head, ripped their garments, and beat their chest. Professional mourners were sometimes invited to funerals.—Ge 23:2;…See More