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TOPIC: Widowhood and loneliness

Widowhood and loneliness 1 month 2 weeks ago #3506699

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Sometimes you don't have to be widowed to feel so lonely and miss someone, if you suddenly find yourself divorced after many years it can be just as painful!
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Widowhood and loneliness 1 month 2 weeks ago #3506705

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Bluebell wrote: Sometimes you don't have to be widowed to feel so lonely and miss someone, if you suddenly find yourself divorced after many years it can be just as painful!


very true and may be even more.

you may have others for company but only he/ she can give you the feeling of having someone of your own. humans, or for that even many other species, are meant to be together as a couple
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Widowhood and loneliness 1 month 13 hours ago #3515316

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My husband passed away 5 days before his 60th birthday....
i understand your pain...

Please be kind to yourself.
If you ever need an ear.....

Susan
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Widowhood and loneliness 4 weeks 2 days ago #3515547

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My wife passed away 6 months ago and I never realised how much my life would be torn apart.
I have no one to speak to and every day follows along like the one before, I also suffer from BPD and it is difficult to find my way forward not knowing if what I feel is real or part of my illness, I have upset people who have tried to help me because I could not understand their intentions and from fear of losing what little control I have.

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Widowhood and loneliness 4 weeks 2 days ago #3515570

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My husband died 20 years ago, very quickly and yes I do have problems dealing with it
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Widowhood and loneliness 4 weeks 1 day ago #3515976

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Bluebell wrote: Sometimes you don't have to be widowed to feel so lonely and miss someone, if you suddenly find yourself divorced after many years it can be just as painful!

I think you’d have to suffer the death of your partner to know if it was just as painful being divorced .
If you’re divorced you know that your former partner is still alive .That surely cannot be as painful as knowing one has gone forever
But if you’re simply meaning loneliness? Yes I suppose some might think that way .

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Widowhood and loneliness 4 weeks 19 hours ago #3516447

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She said she would never leave me, but she has gone, not even a glimpse out of the corner of my eye or a word softly spoken, I left her in that hospital bed quiet and still her breath no more, I went to see her body at the chapel of rest and her face was no longer in pain, The house is cold now and no longer a home, I have cried so much for you my love, I have never known a pain like this before, I so wish I could be with you again.

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Widowhood and loneliness 4 weeks 18 hours ago #3516477

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Widowhood and loneliness 4 weeks 18 hours ago #3516482

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Widowhood and loneliness 2 weeks 3 days ago #3521438

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They are sso beautiful. Bless you.

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