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  1. Sally McVeigh
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    This video really helped. I don’t even remember the 1st year and my husband’s death has hit me like a ton of bricks this year. I can hardly leave the house. But I do have a support system that will help me, I just want to be left alone.

    • Faith Doyle
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      Thank you for sharing this, Sally. I’m so grateful to you for letting me know others feel this way. The first two years are completely lost. It was so hard to go out and be with people. I have a wonderful friend who would take me to things where I didn’t need to engage; I could just be with people: Movies, auctions, hiking. It’s been 5 years and about two days a week, I go right back to being barely able to move or breathe. I guess just one day at a time. “How blessed we are to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard”

  2. Diane
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    Over 7 years later and I still have bad days. I stayed in my pjs until noon time. My house is a mess. My antidepressants med’s have been changed. Early days for that. Just started new ones. My brother made a comment to me about keeping my wedding ring on. That I would never attract another guy. I told him that I wasn’t interested in that. Heck, I’m 68. I am going to try to motivate myself to clearing the clutter and cleaning the house this week. I feel positive about that….just not right now…

    • Mary Francis
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      Dear Diane – I didn’t go on a date till 11 years in. Dating is something you need to be interested in and some widows just never are and that’s ok. Cleaning the house and decluttering always gets me motivated to try other things. Take care, Mary Francia

  3. Darcel Clemons-Anders
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    Thank you for sharing…. I’m in a daze and don’t have a clue what to feel…. other than lost. It’s been almost a year and I can’t put the pieces back together again. After listening to your video I felt comfortable to share a little of my pain. I feel bad talking about my pain with others. It’s like im dumping on them. But I become angry when I feel my friends don’t take the time to check in on me. Sooooo i try to deal with All these emotions that are swelling in side my head. Thank you again. Dee

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