The Sudden Loss of My Husband

by Christine

My husband was killed just over seven weeks ago in a car crash caused by speed and dangerous driving by the other driver. I feel that I am not coping and at times feel as if I am getting worse each day. The shock and disbelief has left me numb but a the same time the pain is indescribable. I have dreams which make me so full of sorrow but at the same time I want to dream about him. I am so afraid of my future. We had 31 years together. I feel uncertain that this will ever feel better and am so depressed.

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Jan 01, 2021
Lost my man, my love, my music.
by: Anonymous

I am so so sorry to all who posted. Your loss as is mine, is the most horrible experience. My story so similar to all of yours. I lost my husband suddenly while we were sitting on the couch after a long day. He made me soup, pampered me with tea while we were sharing our day, holding hands, laughing and out of the blue BOOM he had a massive cardiac event and nothing anyone did could save him. Gone from one minute to the next. My beautiful powerful, curious, filled with life and and adventures, big life force, filled with love for me man dead. It seemed impossible to contemplate. We were concert musicians, artists, song writers, we did everything together. We made music together, traveled the world together hiked mountains and beaches and drinking coffee on romantic little side walk cafe's in ancient European places or ultra hip Canadian cities. From one minute to the next. All our dreams and life gone. He has been gone since October 23 of 2020. It is New Years day 2021 today. It has been the most horrific ride of my life. Trying to wrap my head around this. I still yell at his picture sobbing asking him why he left? I still get so mad at him for not taking care of himself. Most of all I miss him in the most heart wrenching way. A way I never thought possible you could miss another person. I have tried to sing but the words are stuck in my throat and the tears overwhelm me too much to get a melody flowing. I opened myself up to true love and so did he. We both got the ride of our lives and to date I cannot accept that it is over. Here is to a new year. By entering this new year I almost feel like I am leaving him behind in the old year. But here it goes ...a life without my man.

Apr 04, 2019
Stage 4
by: Sissy

My husband a month ago of stage 4 he was always a very healthy man hard worer he did everything he could do for this the could do he was put in hospice in flordia I feel bad all the time I worry that I made a bad decision I feel like I killed him

Mar 07, 2019
The loss and pain are unbearable
by: Mary

I read all these comments and I can relate. I lost my husband of 33 years of marriage. He was stopped at a light and rear ended by a fully loaded semi that didn’t even slow down to break. The driver was under the influence. I have no words as the pain is so intense if I didn’t have 2 sons I would have no will to go on. I am surrounded by my family and wonderful friends yet all I feel is unbearable loneliness. Even after being together for so many years I still was always hugged and kissed when he got home he was such a wonderfully affectionate husband. It was such a senseless negligente unexpected loss I can’t imagine going on without him.

Jun 28, 2018
by: Anonymous

my husband had a kidney transplant 14 years ago late last year things went bad he struggled for 6 months ulcer on his good foot
they tried diayisi to help it was so hard to watch him try so hard
to stay with us but kidney could not keep going
i and my children are so greatful for the extra years we had

Jun 03, 2018
Living is difficult but gets easier day by day
by: Sanchita Pugazhendi

I lost my husband on December 2,2017. A massive heart attack in early morning. He was on tour and was supposed to come back the next day. I was 2500 Kms away with my two sons of 14 & 16. The next day we came to know and rushed to the city where his body was kept in hospital mortuary.

It’s been six months since I started to live with my two grown up kids. They both helped me to overcome initial crisis. My family and colleagues too helped me spending their time to listen to my stories.

But now after six months I strongly feel that losing husband is my personal grief and I should not bother others. I have been feeling that all share the grief of loss of parents, friends, children with other surviving parent, children and friends. But grieving death of spouse is very very personal and individual to certain extent. None will like to bear your pain as they know for sure that they would have to face it one day for sure. They would imagine and pray that they should not face it either. Those who already faced it will try to console you with their experience.

If you desire to retain the grief for ever, be introspective. If you can’t bear it alone, do not hesitate to share with others.

My condolences to all of you who lost your dear and loved ones.

I really feel that sudden demise of loved ones are the greatest and toughest sorrows but if we look at the agonising world, we would know, every coin has two sides. And sometimes others’ sorrows help you overcome yours.!!!!


May 17, 2018
by: Anonymous

My husband died suddenly 12 days ago on my birthday. I found him face down on the ground on our gravel driveway. I was told it was a widow maker heart attack that took my sweet heart away from me. I can't believe he will never talk to me, hold me, kiss me again. The 1st day I said this must be a nightmare I want to wake up. But everyday I wake up I remember I'm alone and this really happened to us. I relive that day over and over many times a day. I hope I don't go insane. I see the place on the driveway where I found him every time I open my front door. I've put my property up for sale. I have to leave here

Mar 26, 2018
I hope this helps someone
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband 3 years ago after a surgery that didn't work out. After 4 days of internal bleeding he was taken for a CT and had a seizure on the CT table and several hours later he died of cardiac arrest as his organs shut down. When I arrived at the hospital he had been intubated and couldn't talk, I think he tried to say "I love you". I will never forget the look of panic on his face just before his heart attack and then I was sent from his room as they began CPR.
We hadn't made any kind of arrangements because he was supposed to be coming home, he wasn't supposed to die.

I relive that night over and over again and wonder what went wrong? The guilt I felt was awful.
Maybe I didn't ask the right questions while he was in their care. Maybe we didn't choose the right doctors or hospital. Maybe this surgery could have been put off for awhile. Maybe he could have taken better care of himself, maybe I could have taken better care of him. But I can't dwell on this, I have to let those thoughts go, I cannot change what took place.

I miss my husband, I loved my husband, we were a couple for 32 years and right and now there is no room in my heart for anyone else, I don't know if there ever will be. I know my life will never be the same because a part of me went with him when he died.

Time does make things easier. Grief never goes away we just learn to adapt. In the beginning I slept with his pillow, I listened to a recording of his voice every night before I went to sleep, I did not want to forget him. I must have cried for months, day & night, I thought the tears would never end but somehow, slowly, the tears subsided. Now the tears only come on certain occasions and usually when I least expect them and it's ok to cry, but I don't cry for very long. Crying gives me a headache, makes my eyes red and swollen, and it doesn't achieve anything, it won't bring him back.

Am I not supposed to be happy ever again? I cannot change the past but I can however, choose to live in the present. I do not want to be sad for the rest of my life. I do not want to feel sorry for myself for the rest of my life. I want to be happy again, I want to feel normal again, and I don't want to feel guilty about it. Only I can make this happen, no one else can do it for me (These thought wouldn't have even crossed my mind in the beginning).

I've decided to look at it this way, I'm being selfish by holding on to him. He is no longer of this world and I shouldn't hold him back from completing his journey, and I shouldn't use him to hold me back, I must let go.

I can only hope that we will meet again.

Mar 22, 2018
Will it ever get better?
by: Anonymous

It's been 4 months and I still can't stop crying. I feel like I'm going mad. I just miss my best friend so much - his mannerisms, humor, eyes, laugh, our private jokes, touch...If I could only spend one more day with him. Surrounded by friends and family who care but, still so desperately lonely. Far too young - A life unfinished...

Jan 30, 2018
Feeling broken
by: Stephen

My husband suddenly got sick and passed away 7 weeks ago today. It seems like one minute he was well and the next paramedics were taking him away and he never regained consciousness. We were together for 18 years and married for 11. We have no children but our elderly parents live with us. Greg, my husband was the primary carer for his mom who has Alzheimers and she lives with us too. I feel like I've been on autopilot the last seven weeks, yet also in despair, depressed and overwhelmed. I'm left feeling lonely and alone despite good support structures and I hate coming into an empty house after work. I have no idea why I'm writing this all here, I just found this page when I Googled 'my husband died 7 weeks ago today'. It was our 11th wedding anniversary last Friday and it made me depressed as it reminded me of how much I miss Greg, like I don't need a reminder. I try to see the positive in all this and I struggle to find any despite knowing that his spirit is still with me. However, that's not enough because I want him back and I can't have that which makes me desperate.

Jan 28, 2018
Cannot cope
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband on the 26/12/17 due to 2 cardiac arrests he was brought in to hospital on the 22/12/17 and sadly passed away on Boxing Day morning I’m only 22 and my husband was only 35. It feels like a bad dream and that I’m going to wake up, I keep expecting him to call me even though I know he won’t. I genuinely don’t know how I’m going to cope without him, we were so in love, he always used to say there is no one like us and he was right. I don’t know what I have done to deserve this pain, we haven’t even got any children, we had so many plans for our future and now I don’t even want to get out of bed.

Dec 25, 2017
My Husband
by: Anonymous

My husband passed away on December 09,2017 of a heart attack. We were married 6 years. I have had highs and lows, with today feeling low. It feels so strange him not being here.

Dec 11, 2017
Feel so lost and empty
by: Paula

My husband of 35 years died 3 days ago, suddenly at work, no previous health issues, we met as teenagers and he was 55. I want to go with him, I don't want to live. We have 4 grown up children and 5 grandchildren. They are all that is keeping me from ending this torture. I feel overwhelmed with grief. I don't know or want to carry on.

Nov 27, 2017
My Forever Valentine
by: Anonymous

My beloved husband of 17 years suddenly passed away on October 28, 2017, 2 days shy of my birthday. He fell at work in July and broke his femur. It seems as though his 51 year old body just gave up on him after struggling with all kinds of mysterious complications after his surgery. He left behind 2 beautiful boys ages 11 and 8. The thought of never seeing him again is too much to bear. I miss him to my core. He was my soulmate, my best friend, my forever valentine, my better together. I don't want to live without him but I know that I must as I have 2 children to consider. This is all so unimaginable and I cannot for the life of me understand why such a good person had to leave this earth. People tell me that God needed an angel but doesn't God know I needed him more here. His children needed him here to watch them grow. I feel like I am drowning in my own tears. Life will never, ever be the same.

Nov 07, 2017
Our Love story! Loss of my Husband!
by: Heartbroken Forever

I don't know where to begin! I recently lost my husband suddenly to Cardiac Arrest. Although. the paramedics were able to get a pulse after working on him for approx 20 minutes he remained in a coma due to lack of oxygen and left us 2 weeks later. He did however, grant us one last wish as a couple and that was he waited to pass the day after our anniversary (10/17/2017) Passed (10/18/2017). I love you darling! Thank you!! Your devotion was so huge!!

He was such a spit-fire of a personality that I miss just hearing a joke or him calling me by my name or nickname. I really miss his deep beautiful voice. I was married to him longer than living in my parents house. He was everything to me ( My teacher, my friend, my lover, my protector etc.) He grounded me and always had my back! He brought such love to my life. What I wouldn't do for another minute with him. I miss him terribly. My heart and the heart of our three son's is broken forever!!

I am very thankful to have had 31 years with my love but, it doesn't seem long enough! The feeling of sadness and loss is so devastating that I can hardly think. The pain in my heart is so huge it's killing me. I really find it hard to continue on. One thing I can say, is the love and support from our three adult son's continues to help me. And the biggest saving grace is the love I feel from Jesus Christ. The promise of seeing him again gives me hope. I want to say peace but, I am not at peace yet. I do hope I will be one day!

Thank all of you for your posts because reading them gives me a feeling of hope and that I am not alone. Somebody understands my pain. Bless you all!

Nov 07, 2017
Our Love story! Loss of my Husband!
by: Heartbroken Forever

I don't know where to begin! I recently lost my husband suddenly to Cardiac Arrest. Although. the paramedics were able to get a pulse after working on him for approx 20 minutes he remained in a coma due to lack of oxygen and left us 2 weeks later. He did however, grant us one last wish as a couple and that was he waited to pass the day after our anniversary (10/17/2017) Passed (10/18/2017). I love you darling! Thank you!! Your devotion was so huge!!

He was such a spit-fire of a personality that I miss just hearing a joke or him calling me by my name or nickname. I really miss his deep beautiful voice. I was married to him longer than living in my parents house. He was everything to me ( My teacher, my friend, my lover, my protector etc.) He grounded me and always had my back! He brought such love to my life. What I wouldn't do for another minute with him. I miss him terribly. My heart and the heart of our three son's is broken forever!!

I am very thankful to have had 31 years with my love but, it doesn't seem long enough! The feeling of sadness and loss is so devastating that I can hardly think. The pain in my heart is so huge it's killing me. I really find it hard to continue on. One thing I can say, is the love and support from our three adult son's continues to help me. And the biggest saving grace is the love I feel from Jesus Christ. The promise of seeing him again gives me hope. I want to say peace but, I am not at peace yet. I do hope I will be one day!

Thank all of you for your posts because reading them gives me a feeling of hope and that I am not alone. Somebody understands my pain. Bless you all!

Nov 03, 2017
I dont know how to live without him
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband of 28 years unexpectedly of heart failure two weeks ago on my birthday. We didn't know he was sick. We thought he had a pinched nerve by his shoulder. I have solid faith and am trying to hold on to that. I don't think I will ever find happiness again and I'm just trying to figure out how to move forward. I hope those of you who write that there will be some for of a worthwhile life again are correct. Right now I just want to die so I can be with him. I'm devastated.

Sep 26, 2017
Faith in Spite
by: Anonymous

My husband was diagnosed with Metastatic Esophageal cancer in March 2017 and died Sept. 5, 2017. I met him when I was 12 (although didn't date until I was 18), we were married just shy of 33 years. We were blessed to have the time to say all the things we needed to each other before he became too ill as well as get all our affairs in order to ensure a fairly smooth transition after he passed. Each day I wonder how I will get through it and then I remember that he would want me to. Life is amazing. And then it's awful. And then it's amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful it is ordinary, mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That's called LIVING and it is breathtakingly beautiful. Remember, your loved ones would want you to LIVE life. God Bless you all.

Sep 17, 2017
Shattered Dreams
by: Anonymous

My husband and I were married just shy of 6 years and we have a 2 year old daughter together. He passed away 6 weeks ago from unexpected complications a few days after a surgery. Thankfully he was in the hospital the entire time but they had recently moved him to the ICU. I went to update his parents in the waiting room and when I headed back to his room in the ICU he had coded and I saw them doing CPR. Someone closed the curtain and went to get his parents from the waiting room. We all stood in the hall, helpless, as we listened to them perform CPR and push every kind of drug at him with no avail. After an hour the Drs talked to us and then they stopped CPR and pronounced him dead. I will never get those visions or sounds out of my head. I still struggle to imagine our life without him. We had so many dreams that have all been shattered. Our precious daughter had an amazing, loving father that she will never meet or even remember.

Sep 16, 2017
by: Anonymous

2weeks,I just want him back! I feel dead,numb, but I'm hurting like hell!

Sep 15, 2017
I still miss and love him.. Nothing compares...
by: Penny Torres

I still love my husband.. And yes I do long for him......

Sep 14, 2017
To all who have lost
by: Anonymous

I know you are hurting. I know it feels hopeless.
I know you think you can't go on.
I know all of your feelings as I lost my wife in 2012.
Just know you must take it not day by day but hour by hour for now. Day by day will come, then week by week.

Time is the only thing that will help take your heart.
Don't let anyone tell you how to grieve. Each person is different.
But know as dark as it seems right now you can survive.
There will come a day when you can speak of your loved one and smile.
I know your pain. I know the dark thoughts going thru your mind. Do not act on those thoughts.
You will survive, you will then help others going thru the same thing.

Sep 10, 2017
4 weeks after loss of my husband
by: Ellen

I feel the same as many of you......can't see a future without him, nor do I want a future without him. He died 4 weeks ago from cancer. I've wrecked my van. I can't remember from one min to the next what I've done. I'm living in a fog, Things I once enjoyed don't appeal to me at all. My husband was 70 years old and I'm 63. I'm an RN in a ICU, but there is no way I could go back to work. I would be dangerous. I can't even pay the bills. My daughter is doing that for me. I sent a check from a bank we haven't used in years. I just can't function. I can't imagine living the rest of my life without him.
Has anything helped any of you? I'm thinking about seeing a psychic medium.
I'm so sorry for the loss you all are going through. How do we make?

Sep 07, 2017
Losing my husband suddenly without saying sorry for what i did hope you forgive me i know you can see me now but i want to hug you😭
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband suddenly without even saying sorry or i love him😭 we just married for 5 year's in such a short time we have one son😭 i don't know what to do im 27 in his 31 yes we're still young but i already lost him😭 i feel like im dying😭 i can't sleep i can't swallow my food like im going crazy😭 im afraid for my future😭 and my son lost his father at that young age😭 his onlu 4years old😭 what should i do 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 i want to talk to him i want to say sorry 😭 that i love him so much😭😭😭😭😭

Aug 14, 2017
Stay with God.. Hand on to him and her let go
by: Penny Torres

Dear friends...

It has been 2 years and 3 months and still counting... Grieving is a part of me that would not go... Hang on to Jesus my dear friends.. Hang on to him...

Aug 04, 2017
I also lost the love of my life on a car crash two weeks ago
by: Ratego mokoena

I lost the most important person in my life we were soulmate in the relationship for 13 years with a beautiful daughter. I feel like the world has just stopped moving. I feel nothing but yet i feel pain that doesnt end. Pls help coz i feel like i could just stop breathing

Jun 28, 2017
I'm in shock
by: Anonymous

My partner and best friend of 31 years died 16 days ago . I cry hysterically and then sob. He was 48 years old and died of pneumonia and an unidentified lung infection. I feel lost and all purpose of life has gone. I had been with him since I was 16 and he was 17 and we had such a close relationship we didn't have to talk all of the time as we knew what each other was thinking. I miss him holding my hand and giving me a quick kiss as he left the house. I don't feel I can carry on my life without him butt I have to for my family and friends but what is the point without him at my side.

Jun 26, 2017
I think want to love without him
by: Rachel

My husband died very suddenly 4 days ago I can't eat we we're together 25 years with 5 kids the youngest two are 10 and 8 we also have a 3 year old grandson I'm 44 he was 52 we were always together he loved his family I suffer with mental health and I hurt so much I just want to be with him ou our lives are never going to be the same I really need to be with him

Jun 06, 2017
Sudden death of my husband,three weeks ago
by: Jo

My darling husband died suddenly three weeks ago.We were married nearly fifty years.The pain at times is unbearable.Feel empty,and wish I could follow him.The constant ache to feel him,see him,talk to him is overwhelming.Will it ever get better

May 22, 2017
Not understanding why
by: Anonymous

I lost the love of my life a year ago tomorrow (May 23, 2017). I cry for him every day. He had an inherited illness (so I found out thru medical records) that even he didn't know he had.) After 9 hospitalizations in 2 1/2 years and 3 major surgeries he died of pneumonia, septic shock and a heart infection. He was only 58. We would have been married 3 years when he died. We were together 11 years. We had planned on retirement and just spending time together. Now that is all gone. I am losing the house we shared to foreclosure. I know that he is no longer suffering but I don't want to live the rest of my days without him. He meant the world to me and I would give anything to have him back here with me.

May 10, 2017
Sudden lost to
by: Anonymous

Hi I'm sorry for all your losses.i myself lost my partner of 33 years in the last twelve weeks and my sister in law also in the last twelve weeks. My partner went abroad for a funeral and had a sudden death .because Of the cultural difference he was buried there. So I had no closure no goodbyes nothink.just gone I am totally lost and do not know how to begin again after all these years. But I do know like all of you that he loved me very very much and he would and I expect all the people that you have all lost would want you to carry on with this journey of life.even if you know there will be many a bridge to cross and know that they are right beside you.x

May 08, 2017
I Have Lost My Twin Soul
by: Anonymous

I met my husband 28 years ago and it was love at first sight. I knew he was the one, I felt it in my soul. I loved him so much and everyone else did too. Some people only met him once but they loved him, he had a wonderful personality and easy going vibe but was talented and powerful as well. We made each other whole and were a rock for each other. We travelled, worked hard, had fun, wined and dined and laughed easily together. He was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma on his 64th birthday and died on 24 April 2017. My heart is broken and I am broken. He had been in denial and refused to accept he was going to pass which made it harder for me although I know he was trying to protect me. I want to be strong for him and carry on with his vision for the lifestyle property we had just bought in Oct 2016 but its just overwhelming for me to be in this big house with land around me and my man not here. What is going on ? No one can believe he is gone. He was putting a skylight in his workshed to let more light in and two days later passed away from a bacterial infection as his immune system was so low. I know I need to be practical keep going and I thought I could but each day I feel my positivity draining away and can hardly move. I hope I make it through the winter and hope that spring brings me some hope but then I think, what for ? Nothing makes sense anymore. Nothing.

May 08, 2017
Loss of your beloved
by: Delia

Hello,my deepest smphathy for you.i too lost my husband due to a massive heart attack.he passed away march 20th 2017 and we were married
43 yrs.he was only 65 yrs old and very active.he was my rock and i too feel like i really can't continue to i know exactly how you feel.i started attending group grievance therapy and it helps a bit
But at the end of the day your still alone
With memories and the dreams that might have been.

Apr 26, 2017
It's just too much
by: Anonymous

I met my Jason when I was 7. We had a beautiful love story. My mom and his mom were friends.
Fast forward 15 years and we were working at the same hospital and just instantly reconnected. We were together for 8 years, we were engaged and have a little boy. (We got engaged then discovered we were pregnant, so we pushed the wedding down the road).

He died in February of 2017. I still don't know what to make of it. He took a mid day nap before going in to work and I had spoken to him just an hour prior... He was perfectly fine. I gave him a kiss, told him I'd take the baby for a walk in the stroller so he could rest and that I'd see him soon. When I came home he was already gone, he had stopped breathing. We called 911, started CPR, but we had lost him.

I can't. I just don't know how. I don't even want to except for the sake of my little one. He is the only reason I get out of bed. Going back to work has helped because it is the only part of my life that has not changed. But I feel so injured, and afraid, and alone. I'm 29 years old... so what now??

Apr 23, 2017
It's not getting any easier
by: Anonymous

My husband passed away November 7,2016. He had Necrotizing Pancreatitis October 2013 with so many complications. He recovered for the most part from that, but was having issues with shortness of breath and tightness in his chest. His Dr refused to send him for any tests, saying insurance wouldn't cover the tests without more systems. I have excellent insurance! I had Bronchial pneumonia and didn'the take him to the emergency room on a Thursday evening when he had tightening in his chest and I found him on the floor of our dining room when I got home from work that Monday. I was there every step of the way since his illness in 2013! Stayed at night at the hospitals, fought with Dr's and nurses to keep him alive. Hospitals from 25 miles to 350 miles away. I would do it all again then and Now! We were together for almost 28 years. He was my world, my life, my one true love. I can't go on without him! I blame myself every minute, every day. I want him to come home or I want to go be with him.

Apr 22, 2017
My workd just stopped
by: Anonymous

My husband and best friend just passed away barely a month ago. Words cannot describe my grief. We have a son who just turned four and is also showing signs of distress from missing his father. How do you forget someone who has been your greatest confidant, worst critique, supportive coach, loving and comforting partner. I am struggling everyday to wake up to continue living and making sense of everything. I know it's not fair for my son as I seem to be just thinking about my own grief. But I cant help it. My husband knew me more than I could ever know myself. It's like losing the most important part of you and now nothing seems to function. No words can comfort, no family can ease the pain.. its just despair and pain. Death is just too final and leaves too many in the dark. Words you wanted to day, things you wanted to do. It just stops. But the pain, unbearble pain goes on

Apr 19, 2017
My Hero
by: Heartbroken in SC

I lost my husband in a motorcycle accident 2 weeks ago! His friend was treated and released and the guy that hit them only damaged his truck. He was my highschool sweetheart, he saved me from living a very destructive life when I was 15 and he was 19. We dated 5 yrs and were married for 26 years, for a total of 31 years together. 2 children. Our son graduated college,married and moved 6 hours away just 2 months ago and my daughter moved 3 hours away for college about 1 yr ago. We had just fallen in love all over again the past 2 years as our children were getting older and never around. Not that we ever didn't love, bc we always did. Anyway, I'm so heartbroken and lonely wanting for him. I barely sleep and when I do I always wake up disoriented thinking it was a bad dream, only to go back to the numbing reality that it is real. I'm a nurse, I know these things happen but I just can't get it together. He was my soulmate and my very best friend and I miss him dearly. We are both Christians, didn't drink for 25 years, he was a great husband,father, son, brother, uncle, provider, worker, and friend. Please tell me it gets easier. Please!?!

Apr 17, 2017
My love ❤️
by: Anonymous

We're do I start I've lost my soul mate 5 weeks ago suddenly it was a Saturday night went to make a cup of coffee when he went outside for same fresh air . Couldn't breath passed out I was doing cpr when the ambulance arrived no good l lost my love of my life l feel empty inside.lost ,lonely,and hate life with out him I've been with John since I was 19 .marriage.for 44yrs we had so much planned heart aches so much tears flow easy I'm nothing without him.. just want someone to tell me he is ok .

Mar 14, 2017
You will always grieve.
by: Anonymous

You still grieve it just changes over time. From being an emotional person without logic, to being more of a logical person with less outward emotion.

I made it through with hope as I did not have the coping skills to handle the sudden death of my husband from a fatal crash. He died at the scene. I always held out, hoping and betting on tomorrow I would feel more equipped to cope.

I would count day 40, wondering would I make it to day 41 and really did I want to? Today it is 6 years 2 months and 8 days and I am still here, still standing. Not living a fulfilled life but nevertheless a life with laughter, a new routine, a dog. I am work in progress and still looking...still open to all that is good. I still have a life that was given to me to live and I am living it one day at a time, sometimes a week at a time.

My life will never be the same, I still say outloud I just want you home, honey bunny...but I know he is not coming. I am here writing this because today was a day, that I want him home. Crying through tear stained glasses that I can barely see through. A rough day.

I hold onto the feeling that one day I will see him again and that makes me smile and bloom with happy love, not longing painful, missing love.

Nothing heals grief because grief is love and we will always love them.

Feb 19, 2017
unimaginable pain
by: Anonymous

My husband and I had been having some marital difficulties, but in no way did that diminish the love I feel for him. I found him at 3:30 in the morning with no pulse and cold and blue in bed. Only 57 seven years old, he died of heart disease unexpectedly. My heart aches and I just want to hold him again and tell him I love him. We have an eighteen year old daughter together. It is so difficult to want to go on with life and each night I waken in the middle of the night feeling so alone and hopeless, my life has lost all meaning. This happened only a little over a week ago. It seems impossible to move forward at all.

Feb 17, 2017
The sudden loss of my husband
by: Anonymous

Can't get over the loss of my husband, but I have a son who we both love with all our hearts if he didn't have had m it would be easy for me to go meet my b st friend but can't leave my son, how do I live with this pain?

Feb 14, 2017
Unbearable heartache
by: Joshcdine19

My hubby passed away last january 17th, few days before we celebrate our 2nd year wedding anniversary. We were trying to get pregnant and build a family, all of a sudden he died of asthma. I rushed to hospital yet he had seizure while on the way to hospital,memory of his face looking at me before he took his last breath. I felt so much pain that i cant even sleep without thinking about it. sometimes i ask God why. All i prayed for is to marry him, be his wife and carry his child. I dont want to be rich, i just want to be happy with him. And now that he is gone, it feels like im an empty person. Walking around pretending im okay but my heart is nowhere to be found. I will never be the same again. Im forced to live each day without him. I too also pray to God to take me now. I am nothing without him. I dont deserve to be happy specially now that i broke my vow to take care of him. I feel like its my fault that i didnt rush him to hospital soon enough. I deserve to die. I cant bear this heartache everyday.

Feb 06, 2017
by: Rahul Prajapati

I am very sorry for your lost, i feel your pain.

Feb 02, 2017
Sepsis=Septic Shock
by: Anonymous

I can't get over the sudden death of my husband. I will never love that way again. I want him back! Does a grief counselor really help?

Jan 26, 2017
Loss of a husband is profound loss.
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband on December 18, 2016. It is true that the death of a husband is like no other. God said He would make husbands and wives one flesh. The closeness is real, and the loss is profound. Our hearts literally beat as one heart throughout our years of marriage. Bill is a great man. I believe in heaven so my hope is that we will be reunited again. I long for him with all my heart. I feel that if God gave me such a precious gift as Bill, God will reunite us again because He said He would give us the desires of our heart. God’s Love and Compassion always is shared in a special way in marriage. Jesus wants us to be happy and part of our happiness is to be with our beloved husbands again.

I want to speak to Bill now more than ever. I feel he spoke to me when I saw the bumper sticker Isaiah 40:31. When I looked up the verse in the Bible I was shocked. It was the very verse that he repeated to me for many years. "But they that hope in the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall take wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint." Hope is a necessity now.

Jan 26, 2017
Loss of a husband is profound loss.
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband on December 18, 2016. It is true that the death of a husband is like no other. God said He would make husbands and wives one flesh. The closeness is real, and the loss is profound. Our hearts literally beat as one heart throughout our years of marriage. Bill is a great man. I believe in heaven so my hope is that we will be reunited again. I long for him with all my heart. I feel that if God gave me such a precious gift as Bill, God will reunite us again because He said He would give us the desires of our heart. God’s Love and Compassion always is shared in a special way in marriage. Jesus wants us to be happy and part of our happiness is to be with our beloved husbands again.

I want to speak to Bill now more than ever. I feel he spoke to me when I saw the bumper sticker Isaiah 40:31. When I looked up the verse in the Bible I was shocked. It was the very verse that he repeated to me for many years. "But they that hope in the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall take wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint." Hope is a necessity now.

Jan 03, 2017
He will leave me with nothing
by: Lesley

I was 14, he was 34 & now he is almost 80. He knew he couldn't give me kids. My life is so empty now & he is still here.
We have been away from UK for over 15 yrs. & everyone has moved on with their lives. I swing between hating & loving him. Things have not worked out where we are. I have 0 here and no one to go home to. I have missed him for yrs. cos. he's a different person to the one I thought I had fallen in love with. He literally has broken my heart and he's not physically gone yet. But do I love him? He has been my life for 46 yrs. I have no family left, my friends have moved on with their lives or died, but yes a part of me will always love him. Of course I could die first but he would not be able tolook after me. I will further post this when he dies.

Dec 24, 2016
still struggling
by: Anonymous

I too have lost the better half of my self. It has been 2 years and like most of you Iwish I had someone to talk to, There are no groups within an hours drive. I know there are so many of us that just want to talk to each other as we all are lost.

Oct 29, 2016
by: Anonymous

5 weeks ago I lost my wonderful husband of 2 years, At age of 47, he truly was everything to me, at this time a moment I want to be with him in heaven, how on earth do go forward from this, he'd been diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in June just can't believe took him so quick, we were inseparable I truly hate life, today i could easily smashed house up,I hate that I so want to be with him in heaven,he didn't get choice he become so poorly fighting to breath, are life was so wonderful together, so lost without him

Oct 15, 2016
so alone
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband of 50 years two weeks ago from heart failure. He was a strong man but his mechanical valve and other valve just stopped working right and everything was going backward in his body. I am so lost, so off balance as we were together every day of every week. I don't know how to go on without him but I am trying to take it day by day. I want him back which is not right as I wouldn't want him to suffer again, but I just want to talk to him one more time, touch him one more time. He was so short of breath every day and slept more and more and fluid filled up in his body again, so I took him to the hospital again and there they told me his kidneys were failing and liver and that his heart was not pumping right. They sent him home on hospice and within one day he became in patient hospice and two days later he was gone. He was alert some of the time and we said what we had to say. We slept by his side three nights without leaving. I just want to hear his voice again, I am so lost without him.

Sep 08, 2016
lost my husband on the 23rd of July 2016
by: Anonymous

Ive been married for 8 years blessed with two beautiful daughters.been having a strong beautiful relationship with my husband. He was a person who kept checking on me throughout the day wherever he was. He spent most of his time with me and kids then all the other family members or friends.we had a great financial loss in 2014 and he had to work extra hard, driving for hours away to get project deals. My man is also very generous, supporting everyone he knows. My three younger brothers look up to him for guidance. He left a great name, there were numerous amount of people who came during my mourning time, and until today there are still people coming to comfort me. However i still cant accept that he is gone. He never complained about any pain and three or four days before he died,he started saying he had pain... i feel shatered. I just came back from malaysia and he couldnt walk.. everyone tells me not to look to the past but he was the closest and dearest to me.. still struggling everday.. however there is hope when i read randy alcorns blog on heaven. His website gives me a lot of encouragement.. it makes me look forward with hope about heaven.. may the Lord strengthen all of us

Aug 26, 2016
amazing, joy and tragedy
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband one month ago today. I came home from work to find the building he had been working under had shifted 2 1/2 feet while up on the jacks somehow and crushed him. He was 35, everyone said that he did everything right, but it was just his time. We were married 10 years and desperately wanted children, but I was told it would be near impossible. A week before the accident I found out I was pregnant. Now I am a pregnant 33 year old widow who is scared to death. David took care of me in every way possible and I'm completely lost and scared. Part of me refuses to believe it's true and part of me has died. I feel most days that I won't be able to bear the grief but I know I have to for the baby.

Jul 06, 2016
To all those who feel desperate right NOW!
by: Anonymous

I lost my wife in 2012. I know what each of you are feeling. It hurts so so bad, you feel like you want to take your own life and you will never feel happy again, I know what you are feeling! I lived it. I know EXACTLY how you feel. BUT PLEASE KNOW THIS, IT WILL GET BETTER WITH TIME, I know you dont want to hear this but it does get better. I promise it will, I want to reach thru this screen and hug each of you as I am all too familiar with what you are writing. Dont let anyone tell you how to grieve. Each person is different, each person handles its different. There will come a day you can look at photos, hear a song, smell or taste something that reminds you and you will be able to smile. You will be able to speak of your loved one without getting depressed and sad. I know you feel this can never happen right now but I promise you it will. Know that your partner would never want you to take your own life. Know that they would not want to see you thinking bad thoughts and feeling helpless. Please trust me in what I am saying you right now. Dont worry about next month, next week or next Friday..... Take your days in increments of a few hours for now, just concentrate on getting thru the next few hours at a time.... Have a good long cry as there is nothing wrong with that,,,, I was in the darkest place of my entire life for 2 solid years,,,, I wanted to die just as some of you are feeling. I did things that could have caused death,,,, Do not take that chance.. Think of how and what your partner would have wanted you to do,,,, seek out one person as as spiritual advisor. if you do not have anyone, seek out a grief counsel, some cities have them for free. Seek out others in you situation online or in your community that you can talk to when you get down.. Go do something for someone else as there is someone out there that has a situation much worse than yours... You will be glad you helped someone and it will build your strength.... I hope this will help someone.

Jul 02, 2016
Coping but never moving on..
by: Penny Torres

Hello everyone..

It now has been 1 year and 4 months since my husband passed away and I remember I wrote here on August 2015 about how I feel... I just want to share that CLING ON TO JESUS..he will never leave us alone and the peace that passes understanding will be there.. STOP PAYING to what would people tell you..MOVE ON..BLAH BLAH BLAH..HE is in a better place right blah blah blah.. average AWAY from NEGATIVE Things..instead pray and seek God's face...we will all be reunited with them someday..that I Truly believe...

May 04, 2016
Miss Him Dearly
by: Anonymous

19 days ago I lost the love of my life. He went to his yearly Clamper doings. I usually drop him off at 8:30 am and pick him up at 4:30, but for some reason he says he did not feel good and might not drink. So we turn around and he drops me off and decides to go. At 2:17 he calls me says he bought me shirts and hats, and with his friend G, said he drank some clamato and a few shots ,going to eat and rest a bit at their camp. 4:33pm I call no answer, after 5 I get a call from one of his off police duty buddies asking me if he had heart problems because he is unresponsive? At 5:37 pm paramedics says he passed in his sleep. They said he drank less than last year. I have to wait for Toxicology report in a few more weeks. I am lost and feel guilty for not taking him. I always drop him off. I want to be with him. But I will raise our son. I see him everywhere. its so raw and weird. He should be here he was only 48 no drugs, drinks once a year with buddies. I feel cheated. he sends signs, in weird ways I know its him. He loved me dearly and would never have left me if he could help it. I'll love him eternity. We only had 6 yrs together but they were quality years. I miss him, and look for him. We use to ghost hunt for a hobbie. Weird now I leave my recorder for him.. I hate this and want him back. I keep myself ground by looking at his lifeless picture I took of him, and remind myself he raised my son Ben for 6 yrs and he is mourning too. each day I notice I change I am mad, then sad then lost and numb. Today I am grounded and miss him .

Apr 28, 2016
Ineed help
by: Anonymous

I am so lost lost without him. Please help me.

Apr 27, 2016
Not Getting Better
by: Anonymous

My husband of 55 years died in October, 2015 of congestive heart failure. I think back now, and when he went into the hospital, I never thought he would not be coming home. When he died, I know I went into a state of shock. I walked around like a robot, doing all the things that had to be done. I felt no emotion for a few weeks, then it hit. My beloved was gone! I have not been the same person since. I walk around in a pretend world and make believe to others that I am normal.
I am not! I pray to God every day to take me and end this suffering. The worse time of day is when I wake up in the morning. I realize that I am now alone. I feel alone even when others are around. After 6 months, I feel I am getting worse, not better. My husband and I were inseparable. He as the song goes, "was everything and everything was him". I, too, have asked God to help me and give me a sign that my husband is okay - but nothing. What does that mean? Is God real? If I thought there was nothing after death, I don't think I could survive. I would know I would never see my husband again which is unbearable.
I am hoping I die in the near future one way or another since this suffering is no way to live.
All the happiness I had seems so far away now. Is this the price we pay for loving too deeply?

Apr 10, 2016
by: Anonymous

My sincere sympathy for all of you..
As you realize there are no words to comfort when you lose the love of your life..I lost my husband suddenly and without warning 6 years 3 months and 9 days ago..I felt I couldnt make it through life without him, the grief was overbearing. I cried for him 2 years, day and night and when I was able to get through a day, a week without crying my thoughts would remember the love we shared and the tears fall like heavy raindrop all over again..I couldnt understand why the only life that changed when he passed was mine, his kids, his friends life went on, but mine stopped that horrible day he passed.

Mar 30, 2016
How have you coped
by: lonely1

To any of the previous posters how have you coped. I lost my young husband (38) very suddenly 12 weeks ago leaving me to raise our only child who is a toddler. Right now I just cannot see how life will be any way joyful again. Yes I have our child but that is bitter sweet his dad and I should be watching him grow up together, the three of us doing famiky things together. Even trups to the play ground and park are emotional watching all the ither families. I often think of what a horrible deal my son jas beem given; no father and a mother who is just existing.

Mar 29, 2016
Broken hearted, but getting stronger
by: jennifer

I lost the love of my life 5 months ago today. I'm 62 and he was 68. I found him in his bed, dead from a pulmonary embolism. To find him and touch him, and realize he was gone was absolutely the worst moment in my life. We had been together and married almost 24 years. We were retired and did everything together - delivered meals on wheels, traveled, camped, worked on our home. Now it's so overwhelming because everything is up to me. I'm alone with my 2 dogs and cat (who are all very old). I've been to a psychologist, grief counselor and a church grief counseling program. I have days I don't get out of my recliner. The smallest of reminders can make me cry. I do push myself to get out and be among friends and volunteer. I choose to think of my husband as a gift from God. I was so lucky to have him in my life for 24 years. No one is promised tomorrow. I know he would want me to go on and live my life. I truly believe that I will be united with him when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. He will be there to meet me and we will be united. Until that time, work is still waiting for me until it is completed here on earth. I find a lot of comfort in reading a poem called Safely Home. I have it on my refrigerator. I read it every day. It was given to me in grief counseling. It is by Friends of the Sacred Heart Monastery. Please look it up on the internet and read. I highly recommend for all of us who are grieving the loss of our spouse. I've never experienced this much hurt in my 62 years. This poem does bring comfort because I truly believe there is more for us after this mortal life on earth. Our loved ones will be waiting for us. Love to you all. I truly believe we will never get over this pain, but there is comfort in knowing we will see them again. Remember the good times and the love you had for one another. A lot of people go through this life not having that special love, companionship, partnership, etc. Hold your memories tight and remember we will see them again. Love to you all.

Mar 29, 2016
Broken hearted, but getting stronger
by: jennifer

I lost the love of my life 5 months ago today. I'm 62 and he was 68. I found him in his bed, dead from a pulmonary embolism. To find him and touch him, and realize he was gone was absolutely the worst moment in my life. We had been together and married almost 24 years. We were retired and did everything together - delivered meals on wheels, traveled, camped, worked on our home. Now it's so overwhelming because everything is up to me. I'm alone with my 2 dogs and cat (who are all very old). I've been to a psychologist, grief counselor and a church grief counseling program. I have days I don't get out of my recliner. The smallest of reminders can make me cry. I do push myself to get out and be among friends and volunteer. I choose to think of my husband as a gift from God. I was so lucky to have him in my life for 24 years. No one is promised tomorrow. I know he would want me to go on and live my life. I truly believe that I will be united with him when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. He will be there to meet me and we will be united. Until that time, work is still waiting for me until it is completed here on earth. I find a lot of comfort in reading a poem called Safely Home. I have it on my refrigerator. I read it every day. It was given to me in grief counseling. It is by Friends of the Sacred Heart Monastery. Please look it up on the internet and read. I highly recommend for all of us who are grieving the loss of our spouse. I've never experienced this much hurt in my 62 years. This poem does bring comfort because I truly believe there is more for us after this mortal life on earth. Our loved ones will be waiting for us. Love to you all. I truly believe we will never get over this pain, but there is comfort in knowing we will see them again. Remember the good times and the love you had for one another. A lot of people go through this life not having that special love, companionship, partnership, etc. Hold your memories tight and remember we will see them again. Love to you all.

Mar 26, 2016
by: K.S.

I lost my life partner of 44 years in November, 2015. To say that he was the magic, the joy in my life would be an understatement. We traveled together seamlessly, shared a wonderful sense of humor, and appreciated the beauty of the world in its art and good friends.
Our friends have helped tremendously, but in the end I have to go through this on my own.

He succumbed to a genetic kidney disease which would have benefitted from a kidney transplant, but none came in time. Too many get buried to no ones benefit.

I can honestly say that I loved him just as much at the end (and possibly more) as I did when we first met. He was a treasure, my treasure. And although I am not suicidal, and do not have a death wish, my interest in living just isn't the same.

My sincere condolences to all of you who have or are going through these very difficult times. If it helps at all, you must know that there are many of us going through the process with you.

Feb 22, 2016
The greatest loss
by: Patrice

I lost my husband a little over a year ago. I don't recall going through the stages of loss that everyone said I would. I can't imagine being angry at him for leaving me; I know it was not his choice. I thought I was doing well, but then I was diagnosed with breast cancer, triple negative, and all the feelings of loss came rushing back to me. I miss him more than ever now and I don't know what to do. I have few friends and I don't find any comfort being with them. I have two grown children who are supportive, but no where near make up for the loss of my husband.

What can I do? I rattle around this house all day. I have no where to go, nothing to do that will take up time. I am so lost. Recently I have felt like taking my own life. I wish someone could help me.

Feb 22, 2016
I want my husband back
by: Kim

I lost my husband July 31,2015 at the age of 41. He was hit on his motorcycle at a red light.We have three kids together and he helped raise my son from a previous relationship.Married 19 years and I can't seem to see my life without him.If it wasn't for my kids, I wouldn't be here.When my husband died a part of me died too.I just wish we had a little bit more time together. How do a person get pass the hurt and pain??? I been with this man half my life.I know it my sound selfish, but I want my husband back.I love him with all my heart and soul.I just don't know what to do.Some people just don't understand the pain that's in me.We had so many plans and so much to do as a family. Now my family is broken. I miss my love....# BRIAN WILLING ALWAYS BE MY FOREVER LOVE.

Feb 12, 2016
My soul mate he showed me love I'd never had
by: Anonymous

I had been through such a abusive life since I was born. I met my man at 42. He brought love joy and and a happiness I never had. He died in my arms in our livingroom. It's been three years and I still can barely get out of bed I have my moments where I ask God to let me died but that prayer still goes unanswered. I want to start living a life again but. I barely have the strength to get out of bed.

Feb 12, 2016
You're not alone
by: Anonymous

It hurts, always will. But you can survive this, it's why we are called survivors. I wouldn't be looking at your website if I wasn't still hurting, I wish I could give you more strength. My husband died at the age of 38 and we were together since we were 22. Our daughter is about to turn 6, and every ---every year, grows into it's own entity of questioning everything. Am I doing okay as a mom? Is he mad at me? Is he okay? I feel punished-but as much as I know it, beating myself up isn't doing any good. Wish there was a way out of this hell. All the best to you-M

Jan 24, 2016
I know how you feel!
by: Anonymous

I was just sitting at the computer to write another letter to the love of my life my husband Roger who died Dec. 10, 2014 suddendly from cardiac arrest. One minute we were sitting and having desert, chocolate peanut butter cake with ice cream, 20 minutes later he laid on hour bed and died. I feel just like you I miss him beyond words and still have a hard time wrapping my mind around what happened. Sometimes I just stand in the room and yell and beg for him to come back to me. This are the bed days! i know that is crazy, but I think a small part of me (the unrealistic one) always hopes for a miracle. Roger was and is my life, my heart is shattered beyond repair. But just like you I know I had the most wonderful husband, best friend and gentlest human being for almost 30 years and I know I should be grateful. I feel so lost, like a baloon which was cut loose and is now floating around without purpose. Roger was the missing puzzle piece in my life and made me whole and now I am trying to find my footing without him and sofar I am not doing that great.

Jan 19, 2016
Loss of my husband
by: Karen

I lost my husband of 23 years seven months ago. I still feel such despair. I have had visitors, calls and help, but I feel so terribly alone. We did not meet each other until I was in my mid-30s. He introduced me to long-distance backpacking and we had wonderful adventures together. He was smart, funny, loving and very good looking. He died suddenly at his community garden plot. When he did not come home, I went looking for him. I found him lying on his back and I instantly knew he was gone. He had looked tired that night before he went to the garden and I should have told him to stay home, but I didn't and now I feel such guilt, that maybe I could have saved him. He loved his solitary time in the garden, so he always went by himself. We truly were soulmates and deeply loved each other. He was my best friend and life feels so empty without him. My sorrow is equal in depth to my love for him and I just don't know how I can keep going like this. My heart is shattered. I don't understand how it keeps beating.

Jan 15, 2016
Broken Soul
by: Anonymous

To all of you that have posted thoughts I would like to say it does not get better it has been six years since I lost my beloved Gabby and I still cry everyday. I am so lonely, I have no friends where I am living and I have no family who gives a damn. My children do not have time for me. I feel like my heart is being ripped out of my chest. I spend so much time alone it driving me insane and my children to just make friends. It is not easy for me, it is so awful without my husband. We did everything together and it is so unfair that he is gone. How am I suppose to except that he killed himself and I will never be with him again?

Jan 13, 2016
This is it?
by: Anonymous

My husband died of a heart attack in Oct 2015. He had just come home from a for another marathon. He was the healthiest person I know! It's been just over three months and I still can't believe it. I can't believe this is my life now. We were married almost 17 years. I feel like my future is gone. I don't even know who I am any more. I eat, I drink, I work, I clean, but it's as if I am an empty shell walking through this existence.

Dec 30, 2015
Ten and half years together
by: Vanessa

My husband was murdered while on a trip to our country in September. He loved This country and was constantly traveling there every year. I went on this trip with him. We spend two weeks alone without the kids. He made the mistake of getting on a public bus and was taking down by criminals only to find his body four days later in advanced stages of being decomposed. I miss him so much and ask God how could he allow this to happen. He was so young. He would have turned 27 in November. Due to the fact that the authorities did not know why this had happened or why he was taken they had me go back home without him. At first I thought it was a hostage situation and that he would be back, but no one asked for money and then the police found his body. It was the worst news ever. I never got to see my husband or even get to be at his funeral. Everything is so painful. I wished He had never planned this trip. Sometimes I think that he is still alive and not dead and makeup all these scenarios in my head. I miss him and I feel very depressed but know I have to go on for my boys. It would be devastating for them to loose both parents. I ask God to hold me and never let go of me cause I feel like I can't go on. I Know my husband is in heaven and we will see him again but until then this pain seems unbearable.

Dec 28, 2015
My darling husband
by: Karen

My husband died on the 31october2014 it's just on 14 months and the loneliness is just so real I've got children and grandchildren but not the one I want to see and have in my life the pain it's still there every morning I wish it wasn't another one but I hold dear to my thoughts of him and hope and pray that I'll see him soon for its the only thing I look forward to now my life died on the 31 of that terrible night wait for me sweetheart I'll be loving you always

Dec 28, 2015
My darling husband
by: Karen

My husband died on the 31october2014 it's just on 14 months and the loneliness is just so real I've got children and grandchildren but not the one I want to see and have in my life the pain it's still there every morning I wish it wasn't another one but I hold dear to my thoughts of him and hope and pray that I'll see him soon for its the only thing I look forward to now my life died on the 31 of that terrible night wait for me sweetheart I'll be loving you always

Dec 28, 2015
Lost in Acworth, GA
by: Anonymous

The saddest, loneliest crisis I've ever been through. I lost my wife, my best friend, my soulmate and the absolute love of my life for 33 years. She died of pancreatic cancer November 12, 2015. The pain of losing her is unbearable. Where do I go from here. We have 2 children. A 28 year old girl and a 19 year old boy in his 2nd year of college he is 19 years old. Right now I have rallied around them. I know my wife wants me here with them. I had told her I have no desire to live without her she made me promise to be here for them. Which I will. We love our children very much. God do I miss my wife. I don't understand Gods purpose for this. I started out praying for a miracle for my wife then I went to begging for a miracle. We always believed God would give us this miracle. I told God just like Jesus died on the cross for us. I would die for my wife please God don't take her. He did and now I'm lost.

Dec 19, 2015
My darling beautiful man I love you
by: Anonymous

My darling John, the love of my life was killed in a car accident the day before his birthday on November 25th. I do not know what happened apart from the fact that he left the road and hit a tree. His injuries were hideous, he died instantaneously which for him is a blessing. But why did it have to happen? We were together for six wonderful years, he is my everything. We didn't need anything or anyone else we were so so happy just being together. It is his funeral on Monday, done everything I can to make it right for him with his X and spiteful child trying to hurt me and my darling man every step of the way. After a very unhappy marriage of 25 years, John came along and literally gave me life. He made me whole as I did him. Without him I am dead inside, I ache to be with him, to hold his hand, to cuddle him, to hear his lovely safe voice. I am totally broken, and yes I feel cross with the whole world I need my darling man back. I need him to be able to breath, if I didn't think I would go to hell and wouldn't join him in heaven I would end it all when I have given him his send off but I can't risk that. But I don't want, I can't live without him. I love him beyond love I neeeeeeeeeed him. God bless you all that feel this pain, it's hell.

Dec 18, 2015
My sweetheart
by: Anonymous

It's now been 14months since my darling left me and to say time eases things it's not true I think about him every day and the pain the loneliness is unbearable he died so suddenly of a heart attack he was only 57years old no warning at all your world is turned all up side my daughter and her family are staying with me but I don't want them here I only want my sweetheart back I hope I don't live long

Dec 06, 2015
surviving widow
by: Anonymous

i net my husband twenty years ago he was born paralized from the waist down he was my life my protection from this world we were soulmates I was with him when he died of blood poisoning only 53he's the only one who accepted me as I was he was bed ridden four years then a coma then death I miss him so much when he died I asked the Lord to take me because I couldn't bear the heartache so now I am existing waiting to be with him again I don't want any other man my world is empty without him he passed right after New years I have him in a box in my bedroom herbal

Dec 06, 2015
Lost my wonderful husband
by: Pam

Lost the love of my life on Nov.25, 2015, he played golf that day had been to the doctor for check up, we went to movies that evening. He went to bed and when I went to get him up he was gone. I screamed, I dont where that scream came from, I did CPR until medics got there and they worked on him for 2 hours, I lay in the floor holding his hand and praying but he would not come back. We had been married 49 yrs. I was 16 when I married him, I always took care of him, he was such a great guy and was my rock. He worked hard all his life to provide for us. We had just got to the age where we could enjoy our life. I dont understand why? You love someone so much, they are a good person, why we have to go thru this pain. Everybody says be thankful for the years you had. But I cant touch him, smell him, talk to him, I dont feel him near me. The pain is so bad,
I cry, I shake, I walk in a circle, then pull it together. Then all at once it feels like my heart is being ripped from again. I could not pray for a week but I have been asking God to ease the pain
and it has helped. He promised me that he would be there waiting and he would find me when I came. I pray that I will understand what this is all about one day and God grants me the hope to find him. I am thankful God gave him a nice last day, but it is hard when he left us so quick. I pray for healing for all the people who suffering this awful pain, I just want my husband back!

Dec 05, 2015
The Sudden Loss of My Husband
by: Anonymous

I too lost my husband just over four weeks ago and although we were together for 6 years and were hardly ever apart. I try and get through every day but when I am home I just want to shut the world away and listen to lov songs on the TV with his photo by my side. Have his mobile phone and look at all the lovely texts he sent me and I play recorded videos that he is on. I just don't want to let go of him. I miss his big brown eyes and lovely smile. The sound of his voice and him singing Elvis songs to me. I miss his little habits and just cat believe he's gone. He was taken I'll suddenly and died in my arms soon after. I keep having flash backs of the doctors pumping his chest and then finally seeing take his last breath while on life support. He loved Christmas and spent hours decorating the tree. I just want him home. Want to go Christmas shopping with him cuddle up on the sofa. Don't know what am going to do withou him now

Dec 01, 2015
Mourning the love of my life
by: Anonymous

On 22 November I lost my partner in a terrible car accident. I am so devastated over his death and each and every day I ask God why He did not prevent the accident from happening. We were together for four years and unbeknown to me he was planning to propose to me in December. I feel as though a part of me has been buried with him. The pain is so excruciating. I am one to quote bible verses but right now I am failing to even pray. I cannot eat, I cannot concentrate on anything. I ask God why He blessed me with a man who loved me and who I loved, only to take him away from me after four years. I tell myself that I will never find another man like him, that I will die a single person because I dot not betray him by being with another man. I loved him enough not to have betrayed him while he was still alive, and I still love him enough not to betray him even in his death.

Although I am finding it difficult to cope, I pray for all of you who have lost your beloved partners, spouses, husbands. I pray that my departed partner, and yours, will rest in peace and that God will keep them for us and reunite us with them when we too eventually depart from this earth.

Nov 26, 2015
living in a nightmare and can't wake up
by: Anonymous

My husband died suddenly one morning at 4:32 am. on Sept 19,2015. He had gallbladder removal on Sept 18th at same day surgery. He had some nausea after and did not feel well so I helped him to bed to sleep all the medications off. He got up around Midnight and told me he was feeling normal again, no pain and felt good. He fixed himself a cup of coffee and got on his tablet. I went to bed and told him not to sit up too late and he said he won't. I was awakened in the early morning by a strange sound that I thought he was snoring but then I heard a si of pain and then a softer one. I jumped up and turned the light on and found him in the process of dying. I did some chest compressions and stopped and called 911 because I knew he was gone and nothing was going to bring him back. I screamed "Oh God this can't be happening and begging "Please God don't let this happen" but it did happen. I closed him Honey Darlings eyes and hugged him and knew that he was gone forever but I still felt that feeling of shock and living in a nightmare and just wanted it to not be true. I continue to live that nightmare and on this Thanksgiving day, I am alone and lost without him. We would have been married for 45years on 12/12/2015. We were best friends and always did everything together. We loved each other so much and I used to tell him I was going first and he was reply, no I am going first. He was right. I pretend with friends and family that I am ok but really I am not. Life on this earth without him is so hard and very very lonely. I have my fur babies to keep me company. My children are too involved in their own life problems to be of any company to me. This loneliness and no one to look to the future with is horrible. I pray to Jesus to help me get through it and to tell my love hello for me everyday.

Nov 23, 2015
dying inside
by: Anonymous

My 65 year old husband died 6 days ago of a heart attack in our kitchen.My daughter did CPR and they worked on him at the hospital but it didn't help. I am devastated and feel like I can't go on. I really don't want to.I read all these posts and even years later they are still suffering with grief.Don't have a clue what to do.

Nov 22, 2015
Can"t believe
by: meg

I lost my husband/best friend to non small cell lung cancer 5 weeks ago. He had just turned 61 years old. He died at our home on Oct 18 2015 @ 10:12 am Sunday morning. I can not explain what I am feeling. It's like I am trying my very best to escape the agonizing pain in my heart. This song plays in my head over and over. It's call Overkill by Men @ Work. Everytime I remember my husband ,a lightening will strike my chest, my stomach turns & be out of breath. & I then mentally escape to thinking about anything else except him. Once I've caught my breath, the song returns to play in my head!. I sleep on the same bed he died in, same blankets.I take percription depression & sleeping pills, knocks me right out. I miss him so very much. I can't believe he's gone. We did a funeral. I saw him in casket. Go visit him @ the cemetery & still can't come to the reality of his passing. Have I gone nuts?

Nov 20, 2015
by: Anonymous

My husband died 4 months ago.. He left for work that morning and then about 2:00 that afternoon I got a phone call and all they told me was he fell and the ambulance had taken him to the hospital. I got there before the ambulance and expected to see him but he was already dead. I have never felt such emptiness.. I see his face always and like most of you keep thinking this is just a bad dream and he will be coming home soon. We had just celebrated our 44 th anniversary and we were looking forward to our future together. I miss him so much! I hate this new normal I am forced to live.

Nov 20, 2015
I feel the same exact way
by: Tom Lindsay 82930

My dear wife passed at 8:52 PM Sept. 24, 2015. My every waking hour is spent praying I'll be taken too. I can't and don't want to live without my sweet Sunda. My condolences to you. I truly feel your pain. The world will never be the same.

Nov 06, 2015
Broken Hearted
by: Anonymous

My husband died two yrs ago today....suddenly. I found him in the rocking chair. I knew instantly that he was gone. Married for 42 yrs. soul mates,lovers, friends,companions. In two years the pain is easing,but never gone. The ache in my heart does not ease, the loneliness does not go away.
I yearn to hear his voice, to hold him my arms, to smell his scent fill my soul. To lay again with him, to snuggle, to laugh,to smile to speak to him..... Never to be again.
But, we did have a good life,we loved each other, we even fought with each other sometimes.... But we were devoted to each other. Someday, we will be united again. Someday my love,my heart and soul.

Nov 06, 2015
Sudden loss of my soulmate
by: Michelle

Deepest condolences to all who has lost their loved ones.
I am 27yrs old and 5 months pregnant I lost my husband to a heart attack on the 13th October 2015. Never have I imagined he would leave me so soon at age 39yr. I wanted us to grow old 2gtha. We had so much plans, he was so excited about our 1st born. He was my everything , my soulmate I am deeply hurt, the statement death comes to you like a thief in the night is so true my husband was fine all day, no signs of a heart attack coming. I am deeply hurt and the pain runs soo deep, I stay strong 4our unborn baby its difficult 4me to grieve as I fear I will destress the baby. I have comfort knowing I spent the last hours of his life by his side and he gave me a kiss and held my hand, he told me to enlarge his picture and burn 2 candles for him. I did as told and have his picture hanging on our wall looking at his smile gives me peace knowing his our guardian angle. I pray each night to see him in my dreams, I wanna see him one more time. His death has taught me that 2mrw is not promised to any1 we need to treat each day as our last. I am stronger due to my family support and counselling 4rm our pastor. I trust in God that life and my pain will get better, he will never forsake us. Keep praying and learning on family and God for support.

Nov 05, 2015
Loosing my beloved husband
by: Anonymous

A year ago i lost the love of my life it was a shock to me because he was everything to me i hv nvr emagined life without him he was my soul mate, now i hv myself dont know whether i am coming or going i hate everything and everybody on this earth nothing makes me happy i am angry all the time nothing makes me happy i tried to hv a relationship wit a guy but it lasted a day now i hate him for no reason i hate have no love in not even for a child i just want my husband back i try to pray then i am ok for a short while then i am back to my old self my heart is so painful i was only married to my handsome loving husband for 3 years only we were extremely inlove with each other men approach me but i hate them i see no love except wit my husband i cry all time for him.

Nov 03, 2015
Married 4 months together almost 2
by: Anonymous

The love of my life was killed in a car accident on October 9,2015. He was 37 years old. He was a wonderful husband and great father as well as stepfather. I am having a hard time with wanting to go in in my life. We had so many plans and so many dreams that left with him that day. I feel like I am dying from heartbreak and if it weren't for my children I wish I would. there were never any unkind words to regret and only the future ahead. The devastation and the WANT to know we will be married in heaven is what I want....I've heard we aren't married in heaven and I don't know why I want this...maybe because he was taken in the bliss stage....I can't stand the thought of never hugging him and knowing him as my husband again.

Oct 24, 2015
The love of my life is gone
by: Anonymous

On 9/11/15 we were in terrible accident with a semi truck, I am still terribly injured and I lost my fiancé forever. We were together for years, he was almost divorced, the estate plan agreed to, he just needed her to sign it, they hadn't lived with each other for many years. She gets all the sympathy, I get ignored.

My life will never be the same without you. I miss you terribly. I don't want to live without you by my side. I don't care about anything. I'm so sad, I'm miserable, I feel like my life is ruined. It is ruined, I'm ruined. I never imagined I could be in so much pain. I don't care, I just want you in my life, I need you back, I need to be with you. You changed my life forever, I am happy I got to love you but I needed more time to love you. Please come back to me. Let me wake up from this nightmare. It has to be a bad dream. A terrible dream.

Oct 24, 2015
by: Marcia

I lost the love of my life exactly 20 days ago today. He was gone in less than a month after a simple illness turned deadly...something he should have just walked out of the hospital and lived with. We were together 18 years. His birthday was the 12th of October..He would have been 41. We have two children together..14 and 4.
And absolutely NOTHING makes sense anymore..I am a walking example of opposites and conflicting emotions and thoughts..I wanna run but cant bare to leave the place that we lived and loved..he was a musician so music always played a part inour lives but the very temporary relief of music is also a source..its like the antidote is also the poison..I wanna talk about him to all that;ll listen but I wanna be alone..I am afraid to cry for long periods of time because I'm afraid i'll be so consumed that life will no longer hold me.. but my tears are the only true expression for what Im feeling because words dont do it justice!!!! why are murdereres still walking around? Why are the abusers of drugs and alcohol still holding on after years of misusing their bodies? Why my Waynie?
Thanks for letting me rant and vent ..

Oct 24, 2015
alone australia
by: tracy

eliza I feel exactly like you and most others here but im alone we were as one were married over 50years we were going to go on a cruise for our 50th but he had just come out of hospital and we never had money for holidays but I thought a 3 day one would be ok nobody else seems to understand I lost many babies but this is the worst yet hardly see or here from my son and his family all relatives live interstate Geoff was the one made friends easier did everthing for everyone but truly loved helping people now I cant even get asked to go out for a coffee with anybody I cant drive and have great pain walking
most people seem to have someone near thank you to all who share my pain here.

Oct 24, 2015
lost and alone nsw
by: Anonymous

I feel for everyone on this site I have no one living close to me I don't drive or have money or health, people seem to have family or friends close by, but I dont and the loss is so great it takes all my willpower not to end it, we prayed so hard but could not get help for him it will be 4 months tomorrow and each day gets worse people ask what do you do with yourself all day I get out of bed and shower but it takes all day to do nothing we were married over 50years he spent most of his time helping others and loved it he was such a wonderfull person if anyone knows how to make it easier when you spent your life living for and with your soul mate please let me know.

Oct 23, 2015
7 months on
by: sharon

Hi 7 months on from my husband dying while we were on holiday - it was the holiday of a lifetime - I gave my job of 27 years up and we went travelling - starting in NZ the south easy Asia - just over 4 months in with 3 weeks to go - my husband woke me to say he thought he was having a heart attack - short story - we made it to the hospital - and he died in front of me - I knew he was gone - they tried to bring him back for half an hour - but he had left me - there are no words to describe what happened - how I felt - but now 7 months on.... if anything bad happens - I laugh and say, so what? shit happens... the worst thing in my life has happened so anything else pales into insignificance... 2" bolt in my car tyre? So what? Could have been worse... water tank overflowing and tipping a beam in the ceiling? So what? Could have been worse.. you learn to live with it and laugh. I know that he is still with me, in my heart and in my head

Oct 08, 2015
Miss ma baby
by: Anonymous

My husband died on 8th may 2015 my heart is shattered into a million pieces, am so lost and I feel so alone , it was so sudden. I love him so much and I know that he loves me just as much I feel like even though my family wants to be there for me I find myself hating them because I don't want them I just want to cuddle up with my husband. We lived in our own little bubble and we've had hard times but we always had something that gave us a reason to smile and laugh every day, we had each other. Wen I take a deep breath I can actually feel my heart braking we didn't have any children yet and we had already had one round of ivf, and wer going to start our next round after this Christmas was over and done, well I can still go for it and maybe I can have his baby which is all he and I ever wanted but I don't know if it's selfish to bring a child into this dark place that I am in, the only thing that stops me from doing what we have all thought about is the thought that it would be no use anyways because I still wouldn't be with him so I get to live the rest of my life however long that may be sad lonely bitter hating the world and tbh I haven't come out my bed for weeks i just don't care about anything don't have time for other people their problems seem so stupid and pointless to me, I have always been a people person infact that's one of the things he loved about me but I feel like I died with him and am only existing till I can be with him the guilt drives me crazy thinking I should of done more and the image of what he looked like wen I saw him and that felling of complete and utter desperation is still with me every second I feel like no one cares they say am pushing them away but I don't feel like they try they only want me to get back to normal so they don't feel weird around me I don't care I just don't care anymore

Oct 02, 2015
my husband
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband too, we've been married a year have two children 4 months and 3 years old it hurts so bad,

Sep 29, 2015
by: SandraAnonymous

...My husband died 15/03/2015...He had suffered with lung disease for just over five years ( Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis)....It's a progressive disease,his death from it was a case of when and not if...We both lived with the fact that it would get him eventually, unless something else got him first...He's been gone nearly seven months and I miss him so much..He contracted Pneumonia and was gone in 3 days...I find now, I don't miss the man he was before he died,I so miss the man he used to be,fit and healthy with great energy and stamina...I have lost my life, I feel lost a lot of the time, nothing seems important anymore...He died 3 months away from retirement, he was so looking forward to leaving work...I feel so robbed...I know these feelings will ease through time, but when I look to the future, I just don't see any point. It's really hard work trying to feel like you are still" Normal" when you have shared your life with someone for 48 yrs..!

Sep 20, 2015
Sudden Loss and Panic Attacks
by: Anonymous

It's been 3 months since my beautiful husband of 20 years died of a heart attack in remote India - it was a nightmare with no assistance, bruising up my arms from trying to keep him alive and then there was the cultural abyss that opened up around me. I have had panic attacks and been diagnosed with ptsd. Every day is a struggle and i can see little hope or future for myself. He was my life and we had a wonderful future planned. i am sick of being told i'm strong and all that rot. i have gone to 4 different therapists and find none of them helpful but finally settled for the last one so i am not expected to go through it again. They just keep giving me drugs that make me feel hideous. i am not religious in any way and do not want to hear about the next life. And telling me how lucky i am to have had the depth of love we had is just plain cruel - the pain of his death is this bad because of that love.

Sep 09, 2015
The Loss of My "Husband"
by: Anonymous

We were together 39 years. Would have been 40 on Valentine's Day. We were soulmates. We were engaged and he told everyone in the neighborhood he was my husband. He was supposed to move in over the Labor Day weekend. Then I received a phone call at work that he died alone on a sidewalk of heart attack. He had just come from the doctor the prior week and said he was strong as an ox. He was my life and I am heartbroken. I have a wedding dress that hangs in the closet. I can't eat, I can't sleep and I am lost.

Sep 08, 2015
Gone, just like that
by: Anonymous

My 49 year old healthy no smoking/drinking husband died suddenly on 18th August 2015 in our home whilst stood in our kitchen preparing fruit for our after dinner dessert. I was chatting away to him from another room when all of a sudden I heard a crash, I got to him in seconds but his eyes were glazed and he died as I held him, all in a matter of seconds. Our 15 year old son was there to, he called an ambulance whilst I did compressions. Paramedics tried for over an hour to restart his heart to no avail. Postmortem showed a heart condition, probably hereditary. My son and I are so broken. We were a very close unit as my husband grew up in care and I have little family, I just miss him so much, it hurts so much, my heart physically hurts. We were just getting through a particularly bad time in our lives after my husband lost his business due to the recession. He now had a good job, was happy and things were starting to look up for us. I just don't get it, it's so cruel, he didn't deserve it, he was a really kind placid person. I keep thinking I'm a bad person as my mum died aged 52 in a similar way 15 years ago and now this. I don't know why I deserve this pain. We were together since I was 16, 28 years. I'm so lost without him. I literally don't know how to get through this. I don't understand why. I feel worse now the funeral is over because he's been cremated so he no longer exists. When he was in the funeral home I felt at least he was somewhere but now he doesn't even exist anymore, I can't get my head round that. My strapping 6ft odd tall husband who was such a presence is just gone, just like that, how can that be.

Aug 25, 2015
Married two months
by: Anonymous

This year was supposed to be the best year of my life. I married my soul mate . My only true love. Two months later he dropped dead the day after my honeymoon. I'm 30 and life feels like it has ended. I wish to join him in heaven rather than stay here but I can't do that to my loved ones. My only wish is that no one has to experience this pain and sadness again whole wounds are still open. I have to stay strong for everyone. We all do, somehow. We have to hope god takes us when were supposed to do. I have only been widowed a month I'm just in a blur.

Aug 24, 2015
Can I ever find a way to live this new life?
by: Curlygirl

Christine, I am in Australia too and lost my darling husband and soulmate Rob suddenly on the 1st February 2015. We have been married 36 years, have two grown children and two grandchildren and just beginning to enjoy the wonderful stage of life where it was all about us, doing things together, dreaming dreams and having fun.
He was fit and healthy when he went to bed, I heard him get up and when he didn't come back I went to check. He was looking ill but still okay. I called the ambulance, made him comfortable and within a short time 4 paramedics arrived. He was laughing and joking with them and then he just stopped. I watched him die and couldn't save him.
He was only 60 and we had so many plans.
The pain and emptiness never end and most days, I have no interest in going on.
Thankfully I have our two little dogs to look after. They get me out of bed and cuddle up for as many hours as I need them.
My girls and friends have been wonderful but I still feel like I am going mad, living in a fog in which nothing makes sense and there is no reason to care about. I still hope this is all a bad dream and I will wake up one day and find him still here.
I really need to talk to people who understand but there is no support group where I live and the well meaning advice of my lovely friends can be so hurtful. I feel so alone.
I am thinking of you and all those living the unwanted new life. It helps so much to know that in our own way we are going through this together and can each other to find the strength to take one more step.

Aug 13, 2015
My Path to Heaven
by: Penny Torres

I saw this page and I decided to read a couple of comments..I too lost my husband last May 31 2015. He was at his prime age, 27 turning 28 and we weve been together for 2 years and 5 months as husband and wife. Then all of a sudden he died just like that. We are both Christians but differs in denominations so I ended up asking our LORD why? Why God? Why HIM? Can't it be the guy from our neighbor who fondly beats his pregnant wife everyday? Can't it be the guy who sexually molested his own cousin? Why do you have to take my husband who adored you so much and served in your church? Why am I alone now? Do you have plans of replacing him with a better guy? Because, I think I am contented with my husband. God was silent. He never answered me, the only thing he wants me to do is to TRUST him. But, I want to be fully transparent with my emotions, sometimes I have these doubts, ( I know they are from SATAN)
questions that still linger in my mind, BUT in the END I would ask Lord to please understand me and forgive me for I can't help it. I will send this prayer for EVERYONE: God through your BEGOTTEN SON JESUS CHRIST, I am seeking and pleading for your comfort and love for ALL OF US here on this website. I know that you can feel our GRIEF, PAIN and DEPRESSION. We can't make it withour your love and grace. Please strengthen us and look forward to the day that we will be reunited with our loved ones. Like these wonderful ladies here, I too have my own personal request, GOD as I venture my life, please make me strong and faithful to you, to not cling to wordly desires and be faithful to my husband until I reunite with him. I no longer desire a temporary partner( another husband) but what my heart desire is my steadfastness in you Lord. As I seek to inherit the Kingdom that you have promised us, Please USE me to spread the word of GOD. May I continue to invite more souls for eternity and assume a place beside you O LORD. I am pleading for your grace and love, as I raise my heart and soul to you, I pray through our LORD JESUS CHRIST, OUR ONLY LORD, OUR ONLY SAVIOR. AMEN

Aug 10, 2015
Hardest week of my life
by: Sheila V

My husband who was a very competent driver, was in a fatal accident last Sunday. He was my soul mate, my world my everything. We were together for nearly 18 years. We were in the process of buying our first house. After raising my two boys with me he we had saved for 9 years to buy. Then it was finally going to be our turn to travel. Because someone left their lane, my husband tried to avoid an accident only to be hit by someone following too close and he lost control of his vehicle and flipped.

I've had family and friends around all week. Now everyone has gone home. Now my boys (ages 22 & 19) and I are left on our own. Complicated relationship with the 22 year old and very financially irresponsible 19 year old.

I'm now terrified to drive. Terrified to go to my mother in law's who lives out of town. Although we went today. My niece (through marriage) had her wife drive us. Both my niece and I are now terrified of the road. Possible PTS???

How long is too long to for bereavement?

Jul 24, 2015
Sharing our losses
by: Anonymous

Where do I begin, just over 7 months ago my 51 year old husband of 28 years passed away suddenly at work. When I got that call on that Monday at 17:20pm, 10 days before Christmas my whole life changed! I have two boys age 15 an 9 and I have done my best to carry on with life, but often feel I'm not supporting my boys as much as I would like because I also have my mum to deal with. I love her dearly but she was diagnosed with dementia nearly two years ago and she is very needy. She wants to be at our house all the time and I feel like I need my own space with my boys. I seem to be constantly trying to explain this to my mum and end up getting wound up but she just doesn't see it! I guess what I need is for someone to tell me I'm not an awful person for wanting to put my kids first. I see them as my priority now, I don't want to not be there for my mum but I feel like I can't breathe because I can't keep juggling everything.

Jul 19, 2015
by: Ellen

My husband died after going on our roof to fix a leak . It was AT&T night, he did not tell me he was going on the roof. I heard him and said...'is that you?...he said 'yup..done soon''..last words we ever spoke. I later went to let pt our dogs and found him with his head cracked open,blue, and swimming in blood. I knew he was dead. I havenever suffered such pain,guilt, or hopelessness in my life. I am trying to move on. I have tremendous love an support from family and friends, but it still cannot see a life without him. I am waiting on tine,therapy and patience to pull me through.

Jul 05, 2015
blacktown hosp
by: Anonymous

my husband died last week he had been having chemo and was waiting for keytruda to be on pbs govt said no he was having chemo to keep him out of hosp they bullied him to go in for fluids but on 3rd day he had a bad fall after being left waiting over an hour for a nurse to take out the drip equipment fell took him with it and kept him 12 days saying nothing happened I miss him so much we were married 50 years how do I go on without him family all interstate it is so cold and lonely I feel so angry I should have not let him go in there not even tvs in the wards to keep them occupied not enough nurses or I would still have him

Jun 21, 2015
Hopeful for Comfort
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband of 44 years to cancer almost two months ago and I am so lonely without him. He was a good man and had so much love in his heart. He didn't do anything to be sick, he didn't deserve it. I will never understand why mates can't just go to heaven together since it is so hard to be without them. I find myself in tears very often, as I think of things we did together and just able to talk to each other. Now I start to call him and remember I can't. I think maybe I'm dreaming and will wake up and he will be here. No matter where I go or what I do loneliness sets in and I'm crying again. It will take a miracle to get me through this as I can't imagine life without him. I've been mad at God and told him so because I prayed and believed that he would heal him. I ask myself, "Why does God allow something so painful to happen?" He must know how it hurts. I wake up at night thinking about him and when morning comes I don't want to even get up. It's so not real, life seems so unfair. I see couples much older than us and I try not to be jealous of their being together. I hurt so bad, so much I don't know how to live without him. I am told by others you will be okay, but I'm not okay. I've had people tell me that lost a parent, a friend, an uncle and that they understand, but how can someone understand if they haven't lost a mate? It's sad that no one seems to care about you when they know you are hurting so bad. The churches should look after people who lose their mates, even if only to show they'd care enough just to check on them. Family members don't seem to care either. I don't want to have bitterness or unforgiveness but this hurts, and why do people seem so unconcerned. It hurts so bad, I just wish I had gone with him. I think I should have gone first then I wouldn't have to deal with this terrible pain. I want to get better but I don't know how. I keep telling myself I'll see him again, but the pain isn't going away even knowing that. I want to feel better but I miss him so much, so very much.

Jun 20, 2015
march 30th 2015 the worst day of my life
by: Anonymous

Nearly 3months ago me and my partner where in a car accident he was driving I was sleeping in the passenger seat I don't know wat happened or why but why him and not me we were together everyday we were soul mates and now iv got nothing but his to little girls and don't know why I'm still here why him why not me everyday gets worse I need him so bad I just wanna be with him

Jun 14, 2015
It Just Gets Different
by: Anonymous

Hi everyone,

Man, am I glad I found this site. I lost the love of my life 9 months ago today and I still feel numb and angry and sad and lonely. I cry constantly. He drowned. I found him. That image will be with me always. And, I suspect that the trauma of it all means I will be a lifelong therapy patient. Which is okay. I don't think I'd have made it though the past 9 months without my therapist.

Call it PTSD, complicated grief, whatever you like. I am a bright and educated woman. Intellectually I grasp everything that's happened and what I am doing. I'm grieving. It won't stop ever. It might slow down sometime. I knew from losing my parents when I was in my 20s that it never leaves you. It just gets different. Not "better" or "easier." Different.

I had never believed in "soul mates." I'd dated and gone through so many relationships that just didn't work...and then I met him. How do you let go of the person who really becomes part of you? He gets in your skin, your blood, your heart. Unshakeable. I still am not sure who I am anymore. Not because I need him to define me. He and I were both very independent, but because he became woven into me and me into him. I feel empty more than anything else.

I'm being encouraged to date again. Writing it down makes it seem as absurd as it feels. I'm trying and it's just not working. No one is him. And until I stop searching for him, I can't be with another man. I'm scared that I won't ever get there though. This death, so different from my parents. With him, when he drowned, he took away himself, our relationship, his relationship to family and friends who adored him. No, all hopes and dreams died too. Plans of building a new house. Trips we wanted to take. So many conversations not finished.

When is this going to stop hurting so much? When will I be able to look at another person and not feel as though I'm being kicked in the gut with steel toed shoes? When will I wake up in the morning and not have to remind myself that he is actually dead and never coming back? I am so, so tired. And I miss him.

Thank you listening.

May 21, 2015
Too Soon
by: Vanessa

I lost my husband this last Sunday. He had been fine when I went to work that morning at 7:45 am. The day before, we had gone to see my son graduate from college. There was nothing to indicate that I would come home at 4:30 pm on Sunday, and find him dead on the floor in his office. They say that the autopsy results will take weeks to get back. The doctor who came to view the body said that he had been dead for at least five hours. He had been dead long enough that they suggested that I cremate his body. I decided to bury him on Tuesday, with no open casket. We have to have the memorial service on Friday. Everyone is still here, and I appreciate the distraction. However, there are moments when I think of all the time that I will now have with no one in the house. My children are grown and living their own lives. My husband was my best friend. He completed me. He lost his mother and I lost my grandmother who raised me in the same year, and we leaned on each other to get through that loss. We were friends, and that friendship blossomed into the greatest love of my life. He took care of me, he pampered me, he loved me more than any other person has ever loved me. We had our moments when we were normal and did not agree, but he never lost his temper with me. Our third wedding anniversary was to be on June 2. There are moments when I forget that he has died. There are mornings when I wake up and just moan because I can still smell him in the bed. I am only forty-one. We were supposed to be together for years and years before I ever thought that I would have to go through this. I hope that I can find ways to focus on the great times that we had. My husband always made it a point to do random acts of kindness for other people. He never had an unkind thing to say about anyone. My hope is that I can take the lessons that he taught me so that I don't focus so much on my own grief and can spend more time giving of myself to others.

May 15, 2015
Dieing to be with my husband again!
by: Nanette

My husband of 23+ years died on Dec 11, 2014. Two months before that we found out he had pancreatic cancer, after over a year of going to doctors who told us he had ulcers. We were told he had less than 6 months to love. We have 4 children together 24, 16, 15 and 13. After a week of tests Jesse ( my angel) was released on hospice. He did ok other than being tired a lot for a month or so. Then all of the sudden it took over and before I knew it he was halucinating and he would be in and out of conciencness. Me and my children sat beside him that morning as he was taking his last breaths. After he passed I lay with him for an hour or so I did not want to make that phone call to hospice and tell them he was no longer with us. Then I would have to say the words. I just cant seem to go on, I honestly think if it weren't for my children I could not go on. I do what has to be done, I hardly cook any more. I just do what I need to do and the rest of the time I can't get out of bed each day just gets worse, my thoughts are consumed with memories of him and our family, of what-if's. I just feel empty!!! I am in the worst pain I have ever been in. Dont know what to do please help.

Apr 13, 2015
Loss of my husband of 44 yrs
by: Anonymous

My husband died suddenly July 11 2011, he had
Heart problems but it was supposed to be under
Control. He was the other half of me. We were
Together since I was 15 yrs old my life is so upside
Down ever since . I can't get out of this depression
I wish I had died first so I did not have to feel this
No one wants to deal with you any more ,you are
Totally alone. The emotion I also am left with
Anger I hate so many things now . Hate that God
Didn't answer my prayers when my husband didnt get
Better Iam no stranger to death I lost my brother
To a drunk driver at he was only 22. My parents
Also died 6 days from each other
Then to the same day in July exactly 2 yrs later I
Lost my husband. I pray everyday for peace
They say God doesn't give you what you
Can't take. I hope some day I get better

Apr 04, 2015
loss of my husband
by: donna b

I lost my husband 2 years this April 28. Had a wonderful dinner the night before. I fell asleep and suddenly I awake and asked him what's wrong he said he felt like he had gas. He cent to the bathroom I hrd a large crash. That was it.

Apr 03, 2015
Unexpected and now a young single mother
by: Anonymous

My fiancé passed away in a motorcycle accident 9 months after our son was born.He was 28 years old and I am 23. It was very unexpected and I do not think it has hit me yet how much my life is going to change. I work and go to school and I am not sure how I will do it. Being in our house makes me break down every single day but I know I must be strong for our son. I'm sad to know that my son will never really know his father and wonder how I will ever make it without him. I will make it through but I would have never imagined I would hurt so much from anything. I feel like this has broken me and wonder how I can ever move on. If anyone has any suggestions please email me.

Mar 25, 2015
Dealing with grief.
by: Cleo

I lost my fiance last year in a car crash. He was the love of my life. He was also a man of God who loved people and care for people and would give his last to see someone blessed. that he has such a strong anointing on his life. We were supposed to haveW be married by the end of the year but because of this untimely death we were not. I know that he's with the Father and the Father is with him, but its still very hard at times to cope with this untimely death. We both lived a holy life before the Lord and we did things that was pleasing to his sight. he who finds a wife finds a good thing dear and I was his good thing. I'm still struggling with what and why he had to be taken from me when he was living his dream for us and the Lord. Everyday when I get up I ask God to give me strength to make it through another day. I continue to speak bible scriptures for encouragement. I know that I love God and I know that God loves me. I'm not blaming him for this incident for I know that the enemy comes to steal kill and destroy but I know that the Lord comes that we may have life but more abundantly. I just need to continue to speak the word over this unfortunate incident and stand knowing that God will strengthen me and see me through. He's always present he's always here and He will never leave me nor forsake me.

Mar 15, 2015
Midlands u.k
by: Anonymous

Hi all, I've just found this web site by accident, oh my... I thought it was just me going MAD!,i lost my husband 10 months go, like an earlier lady to pancreatic cancer, wed only been married 5 months,I'm 55.The worst for me was on my anniversary a bouquet arrived from my hubby, he had arranged it before he passed! I'm getting worse not better.We were together all the time, he was my rock. I'm totally devastated, if its true were a third water why haven't I lost any weight? That amount of tears I'm still crying, a song, a bird, a spiders web, everything reminds me of my lovely man. I'm lost, he was so kind and wise, my confidant and soul partner.A lovely lady who lives nearby told me, you never get over it, you just learn to go round it or through it. I think this is a good talisman.
As a trained councillor (not in bereavement) all I can say is keep yourself as busy as possible, at least you will sleep then even if through exhaustion, take one day at a time, I believe there is another life and we will meet again, its what keeps me going.
The hardest part for me is going to bed alone, I have his ashes and I talk to him as if he's still here, it might sound mad but it helps me.
Any one from the Midlands if ever you want to talk leave a form of contact I HATE being alone so maybe we could catch up and talk? Talking helps, but I feel those around me think I should be picking myself up by now, it IS different to losing a parent as losing a child would be to losing a partner.Everyone handles things differently go at your own pace, thinking of EVERYONE out there whos suffering, don't be hard on yourself. Reading all these comments made me cry, but I also didn't feel so alone xx

Mar 10, 2015
Painful aniversary
by: Anonymous

Tomorrow will be the first aniversariy of the last day of my husband life, and the day I also die. I feel like I have been in coma for twelve month and I don't want to come back. We have been married for happy 25 years, we were inseparable, he spoiled me and I took care of him some times more than he wanted, we were very happy. He was 65, with plans, hobbies, he was and attorney, a farmer, landlord and very compationed man, integrity was his way. In January 2014 we were told he had to have a hernia surgery. We were relax since he had other big surgeries and did well after. Indeed he was doing ok, we were ready to come home in two more days when he started complaining of back pain, the room was full of nurses that did not listening or paying attention, his oxygen level went down and they still did call for help. In a couple of hours my husband was gone. Why I didn't scream and asked them to call a doctor I suppose to be his voice and I just trusted this people. He died of a pulmonary embolism. My house is so empty, so quiet that it hurts, I lost so much weight but I don't care. I just want my husband back. I can not breathe with out him, I don't want to continue without him, I don't understand my life now. I have been reading your comments crying and feeling just like every one of you. Is going to be a long route but the Lord is walking next to us.

Mar 06, 2015
death of my husband
by: Anonymous

my husband of 32 years had been living with bladder cancer for 3 years and was diagnosed with terminal cancer as it had spread to his bones and he died suddenly just 10 days after his diagnosis, he didn't want to talk about his cancer, and I didn't get chance to tell him how much I cared before he died, now 6 months on am in constant despair and regret which will always be with me

Feb 19, 2015
Still hurts like yesterday, my love gone so suddenly.
by: Chrisham

I lost my friend in a bus crush in December 2013 and here I am more than a year later, still feels like yesterday, the pain does not want to go away.. We had been together for 7 years only, he was only 33. We had 2 beautiful boys 7and 4 and I was 7months pregnant with my daughter.
On the 7th of December my husband had to go to another city and he decided to use the bus instead of driving down coz of many reasons, he was tired, we thought it might also be cheaper etc, funny enough we went to book one of the luxury coaches because we thought those were the safest but unfortunately my friend of seven years could not reach his destination, he had an accident just 56km before he reached the city he was going to after travelling for 5 hours and I ask God why he allowed him to go that far if it was to be that day anyway. it hurts me so bad now more than when it happened because I still have all these unanswered questions going through my head all the time and I keep asking God why. My beautiful daughter was born 2 months later and is such a joy but at times looking at her huts as she came out looking just like her daddy, it hurts me because I always ask God why he could not just give my hubby 2 more months to live inorder to see his only daughter and it hurts why my daughter had to come into this world without a father....but I guess we just hold on to the memories, my husband was a wonderful friend, a great love, a fantastic daddy, my sons remember him and miss him so much as he used to really get down to their level of play, he was a jovial person always joking. he was blessed with an amazing deep voice and he used to laugh a lot, everyone who knew him remembers his laugh, he was a family man, a unifier, a helper to many people.
I loved him so and still do,
I miss him so much
I hope he is happy
Till we meet again love bird
I will be strong in the Lord

Feb 16, 2015
my most loving ,dear ,husband
by: Anonymous

I just recently lost my husband of 35 years. my world is crumbling.he had fallen very sick Tuesday jan,6 th .we brought him to the hospital he past away jan 9th I stayed with him for as long as I could after he past. I do not know how I am going to carry on. the pain just gets worse everyday.i have nothing to look forward to.i see gloom ,gloom gloom. I just want him back

Feb 02, 2015
Hugo, I miss you more now than I did the night you died...
by: Elisa

I am sitting here on a dark, snowy day, so much snow this Winter, making me more depressed because my husband, Hugo, is not with me;he would be out there snow plowing, and making me feel secure. I miss him more and more each day, and it's been 2 1/2 years. And like most of you who write on here, you will understand this: there are days I plan to not go on, and I wonder how and why I am still here. I hurt so much in my heart, losing my dearest, wonderful husband of 44 years. He was my life. No one understands, friends are disappearing, family hardly calls. Don't they know how lonely, scared, and sad and depressed I am.

I know it's a sin, and that is what holds me back from trying to end my life. I have been very bitter at seeing happy couples, I can't watch "Tv or listen to music, all reminders I am not like "them" and it is no longer "us" just lonely, me. I've changed so much, feel sick all the time, doctors don't help and it becomes a viscious cycle, with no comfort from my husband because he is gone, and I am alone to deal with all of this pain, suffering, responsibilities, and missing him and wondering what is it really like after you die? Is he in Heaven with all my loved ones? Will I be with him, or not/?
I think God is angry with me and for good reasons, I sometimes ask/blame him for this, and ask him why. I also am nt myself and do things that I don't want to do. I just exist in a life that revolves around me and I take no notice.

Every day it's worse, not better. Maybe it's better for some with deep faith, but I am nt like them.

I just cannot stand it any more, and I wish he could just come back. Come back from death, and be here where I know and not where I don't know--the mystery after death.

I am very sad, hopeless, and going around in a fog, and in circles. Each day I write a letter to the family that I can't go on. Each day, I plan things out, and then I just can't do it.

I wanted more time with him, we had plans and dreams--mostly his dreams he worked hard for and never got to live them out. Worked his whole life and then died, with no chance for relaxation/down time with me. I feel he was taken too soon and it's not fair.

I sound selfish, but death does that to you when you love someone and have been with them 46 years.
You are not the same, life is not the same and never, ever will be I don't care what good comes my way, I will not care because he is not here.

I really hate life without him.


Jan 07, 2015
Sudden loss of wife
by: Anonymous

I Read your story and I'm sorry. I Too lost my dear wife Jan.16 2011 to a careless couple not paying attention to the road and they struck and killed my dear sweet wife of 21years they were charged with nothing. But I was sentenced to a life of suffering.i'm sorry to say it's been four years and i'm not feeling any better than the day she was killed. I miss her every hour of every day and it hurts me to the core of my soul! I Know time will not heal me. Until my time is up! I'm at the point where I don't want to talk to people and there nonsense advise tired of doctors that can't help the situation. I can't wait to join her so my pain ends but everybody's different . IHope you do better with your situation,but if you loved your husband as much as I loved my wife, the truth it doesn't get any easier or better....!!!!!

Jan 02, 2015
the great love of my life left without goodby
by: Anonymous

My husband of 25 years died all the sudden on the evening of Dec. 10th 2014. We got ready for bed i was just a couple of minutes behind him putting the plates in the diswasher. We just finished a piece of cake with ice cream on it. I heard a sound like a strange cough. I immediatly called "are you okay" got no answer. I ran in the bedroom, he was already undressed laying on top of the bed. I yelled are you okay and he wispered with a low voice "so dizzy" . I told him just lay still you be okay. A minute later his head fell to the side. I called 911 and did what they told me to do, chest compression until the EMT's arrived and took over. After trying to revive him at our home and later in the hospital my life was all the sudden over. 3 hours later I walked back in to our home a widow. I am so broken hearted he is the love of my life and I just can't understand what happened here. I am waiting to wake up from this nightmare and hold my sweetheart in my arms again. This evening is replaying itself in my mind hundreds of times and I try to process what happened and what I could I have done to save him. What did I miss? I am so sad and broken hearted. I feel like half of me is gone and I will never be whole again.

Jan 02, 2015
Loosing my husband
by: Dawn

I lost my husband six weeks ago. I have three children . Two grown up and one ten year old boy. I cant believe this has happened to us. We had a wonderful life and married for 26 years but knew him 31 years. I feel alone and not sure which way to go but have been strong and trying to work my way towards our new life for the sake of my children.

Dec 20, 2014
Living without my Husband
by: Anonymous

My Husband died of cancer on 10/15/13. The last 14 months have been the worst days of my life, and I don'rt see it ever changing. I have 5 volunteer jobs, go to a support group and have a therapist. I only go through the motions of joy no happiness. My faith is very strong, that is the only reason I have not taken my life. I guess after 33 1/2 years of happiness and pure joy with my beloved husband, i need to do for others and live without joy. Every morning I wake to the same nightmare without my love, soul mate and best friend. He was my every thing and made me feel like the most beautiful and important person in the world. Now I feel so empty and lost. I have many good friends who love me and have done so much for me, but I have such sadness and a giant hole inside me. All of you grieving a loss are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all. Merry Christmas.

Dec 20, 2014
Living without my Husband
by: Anonymous

My Husband died of cancer on 10/15/13. The last 14 months have been the worst days of my life, and I don'rt see it ever changing. I have 5 volunteer jobs, go to a support group and have a therapist. I only go through the motions of joy no happiness. My faith is very strong, that is the only reason I have not taken my life. I guess after 33 1/2 years of happiness and pure joy with my beloved husband, i need to do for others and live without joy. Every morning I wake to the same nightmare without my love, soul mate and best friend. He was my every thing and made me feel like the most beautiful and important person in the world. Now I feel so empty and lost. I have many good friends who love me and have done so much for me, but I have such sadness and a giant hole inside me. All of you grieving a loss are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all. Merry Christmas.

Dec 14, 2014
Grieving and lost in Mississippi
by: Anonymous

Lost my husband to pancreatic cancer
Married 34 years.
He was my everything.
I don't know how to live without him.
Nothing feels right.
I was in hospital for Thanksgiving.
Don't wont to end up there for Christmas.
My family was afraid I would end my life.
I don't want to die but I didn't want to live I him. I can't deal with Christmas without him.
They keep putting me on anti depressants and
They don't anxious and scared without him
Been since March this year 2014
I lost 6o pounds Can't do all my daily
Chores yet.
Someone tell me how you make it when u lose half of you.

Dec 14, 2014
My husband was murdered
by: Anonymous

My husband of 12yrs was murdered last month. I am a mess. I miss him terribly. We have 5 children. I cry everyday. I can't stop crying. I have had constant headache, won't go away. Upset stomach. I can't function. I'm scared to live at home. I just want to wake up from this nightmare.

Dec 09, 2014
Missing My Husband
by: Gayle

My husband was 53 when he died 7 years ago. He was a passenger in a car traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control, the car rolled several times and then hit a tree. The impact threw the driver and my husband out of the car. The driver lost his leg but my husband died an hour later from blunt force trauma. My life change that day. We had been together 30 years and had some of the best times through the years. Time does make the pain of loss a little easier to bear but the pain my heart feels without him hasn't changed at all. Some will say you can't change the past but you can the future when it comes to love. I say how could I ever replace what I still have and always will have for my husband. Even though it's been 7 years I think about him every day and dream about him all the time. I wish that I had been in a coma all this time and waking up to find that my husband was still here telling me how much he loves me. That it was all a bad dream about him getting killed.

Dec 06, 2014
Real hope
by: Joseph

God with out fail will bring yur husband back he promises this in the wife of forty years died of cancer. And gods promise helps me keep going on she died sept 18 2014

Dec 01, 2014
Totally Lost
by: Anonymous

I lost my soul mate 3 weeks ago today. We had 31 awesome years together. I have been with him more than half my life. We had no children together, but I have one child from my 1st marriage. Jim loved her as his own. She had 3 sons and one great granddaughter. His death was quite unexpected and very quick. Then came the funeral which I've never experienced the burden of planning one. He and I had already decided to be cremated, as we are both donors. It wasn't that easy, family wanted to say good bye and so did friends. So there was a service for viewing. Then comes all the insurance, IRA's, pension, disability and lastly the bank which was in his name only. I'm the sole beneficiary of everything. The real problem came when our oldest grandson said that he was told by my husband that he was to take everything over. He immediately took my husbands laptop with all this info in it and still hasn't given it back to me. I know my husband would not do this. But I am in so much pain, I do not even want to get out of bed. All I want to do is mourn him. But I'm getting well he was my dad my grandfather. The fact that he was my soul mate and husband of 31 years doesn't seem to be apart of the equation. All I want is my husband my best friend. He wouldn't allow this to be happening. And at this point I don't have the strength or will to do anything about it. The US GOV. took back his disability check which left me broke. I shouldn't be having to deal with all this. My phone has no minutes so I can't make the calls hat are necessary. How is it that 3weeks ago life was so beautiful and today it's crumbled to pieces? All I want is o grieve properly for my wonderful husband. Grief stricken and confused.

Nov 29, 2014
Time does not erase loss
by: Anonymous

To all of you we have lost our love. We will never get over our loss no matter how much time passes. But try to believe we live on to cherish and will be together again. Time doesn't make you forget but hopefully will make you survive by redirecting your life. I miss my husband with all my heart.

Nov 28, 2014
I won't say I know how you feel we are all different
by: Barbi

This month has been hard this week would have been my husbands 67th birthday. It still feels like it was just a few days ago that he lost the battle to pancratic cancer. It's been 2 years. About 3 years ago I noticed he was loosing weight I kept begging him to go to the doctors, but he wouldn't. Finally he went and they told us the bad news. At the time I was not aware that the survial rate was 2 to 4 percent. Maybe that was a good thing. The whole time I held on to a miracle, but it wasn't meant to be. All I can say is thank you lord Jesus and god that he is not suffering anymore. And thank you for the most beautiful daughter our one and only child and for our 33 years of marriage. Both of us our one and only marriage. The hardest part now is being alone all the time. I don't think that anyone likes being alone. But for god and Jesus and my loving husband Patrick, I'll hang in there and by the grace of god we will be together soon. With all my love your loving wife Barbi :)

Nov 04, 2014


Oct 26, 2014
Will I ever be happy again.
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband in July of 2013. On April 7, he was a strong healthy wonderful man, that night he had a sever headache because he was having two brain bleeds. Within several weeks he was diagnosed with melanoma and died at home in my arms on July 13. After 15 months I miss him just as much as I did the day after he died.

Everyone says you will feel better with time. I do not feel better, I just feel different than I did the few months after he died. Then I was overwhelmed with grief - now I am overwhelmed with unhappiness. I cannot imagine ever being happy again. I just have no interest in life without him. It scares me, how sad and unhappy I am still. I feel so lonely because no-one expects me still to be so unhappy and I have no ine to talk to about him or the way I am feeling.

Sep 06, 2014
Loss of my husband
by: Anonymous

My husband passed away 7/14/13 , from pancreatic cancer.
It has been 13 1/2 months and at times I feel he will walk in any minute know. He is only 58 yrs old . We been married 37 earthly years and one heavenly year. I miss him more then life itself. I wish this never happened he is a good man never bothered anyone, we had six weeks from diagnose to his passing.
I hate been alone and lonely . I never even thought about one of us passing , this is not supposed to happen to us this young. What do we do know ?
I sit and think !why why ?? I have cried from 5/23/13 till today every day , I MISS YOU Till we meet again.
Love you for ever to eternity .

Aug 27, 2014
Yes I am worry each day will I survive from finnatcal problem and grief inner pain
by: Anonymous

My husband dead have make me num and scare what going to happen to me , I still cannot think of what I want in my life, there when time I just want to be with my husband if I can , grief is the most painful in my life , there will time I really missed my husband deeply in my heart I just keep on cried in pain , I love my husband to deep in my husband , I still cried myself to sleep everydays , I am still deeply lost in my heart , I dream of my husband everytime but when I wake up it was only dreams it make my heart more painful , this is real I cannot lie about my feelings in my heart I still love my husband , I do not know how to be happy anymore it s also very scare too be all alone in this pain of grief , some of my friends think grief is easy they are not in my life how do they know how I feel ? Some of my friends can really make me cried more when I have to hears to they said to me is hurt but I have to forgive them because they are not the want to grief .I can only think someone I love very closed to my heart is my husband .

Aug 27, 2014
Yes I am worry each day will I survive from finnatcal problem and grief inner pain
by: Anonymous

My husband dead have make me num and scare what going to happen to me , I still cannot think of what I want in my life, there when time I just want to be with my husband if I can , grief is the most painful in my life , there will time I really missed my husband deeply in my heart I just keep on cried in pain , I love my husband to deep in my husband , I still cried myself to sleep everydays , I am still deeply lost in my heart , I dream of my husband everytime but when I wake up it was only dreams it make my heart more painful , this is real I cannot lie about my feelings in my heart I still love my husband , I do not know how to be happy anymore it s also very scare too be all alone in this pain of grief , some of my friends think grief is easy they are not in my life how do they know how I feel ? Some of my friends can really make me cried more when I have to hears to they said to me is hurt but I have to forgive them because they are not the want to grief .I can only think someone I love very closed to my heart is my husband .

Aug 27, 2014
Yes I am worry each day will I survive from finnatcal problem and grief inner pain
by: Anonymous

My husband dead have make me num and scare what going to happen to me , I still cannot think of what I want in my life, there when time I just want to be with my husband if I can , grief is the most painful in my life , there will time I really missed my husband deeply in my heart I just keep on cried in pain , I love my husband to deep in my husband , I still cried myself to sleep everydays , I am still deeply lost in my heart , I dream of my husband everytime but when I wake up it was only dreams it make my heart more painful , this is real I cannot lie about my feelings in my heart I still love my husband , I do not know how to be happy anymore it s also very scare too be all alone in this pain of grief , some of my friends think grief is easy they are not in my life how do they know how I feel ? Some of my friends can really make me cried more when I have to hears to they said to me is hurt but I have to forgive them because they are not the want to grief .I can only think someone I love very closed to my heart is my husband .

Aug 24, 2014
missing my husband
by: michelle Repass

I suddenly lost my husband in a motorcycle accident in july of 12,2014. We were married 31 years. My heart hurts so badly i cant stand it. He was everything to me. Im not copeung very well. I feel like a part of me died that day to, im lost without my sweetheart.
I lost my husband suddenly.

Aug 07, 2014
I lost my husband of 31 years too
by: Gail Peirson

My husband was 54 years old and came home from work,took a shower, asked me what was for dinner and died. The medical examiner said it was the same as when an athlete drops dead at the end of a race - no warning - a healthy person whose heart has an electrical short circuit. His younger brother died the same way at 40. I am 64 and I was always sure that I would die first. I find the guilt overwhelming. It was supposed to be me not him. He died at 7:15 pm, Nov. 29, 2013. I just know what to do.

Aug 06, 2014
by: Anonymous


Jul 29, 2014
Feeling Hurt- Angry- lonely- severely depressed- guilty!!!
by: Marty

I lost my soul mate and truly my best friend on July 1st 2014. She went to work and complained of being nauseous and couldn't see very well. I tried my best to get her to come home or to let me come get her but she refused. Throughout the day she got worse. Throwing up for most of the day she didn't tell me just how bad she felt. She came home and I told her I would lie down with her and keep her company. An hour later she said she was hungry and I offered to go get her soup and bland items and I did. I came home from store and she was on the phone with her mom. She seemed fine and walking about. I waited on the sofa for her to get off phone in back Bedroom. I fell asleep on sofa for 20 minutes or so. I woke up and she wasn't with me. I went to bedroom and opened the door and she was laying on the bed next to her favorite cat. I thought she was asleep or just joking around. I got closer n she didn't look right. I said her name n no response. I began to scream her name n the same. I called 911 n they told me to put them on speaker to start cpr. I picked her up like a bag of feathers. It's definitely true you gain super strength when needed because I'm not that strong because of health reasons but she weighed nothing. As I picked her up I heard her last trapped breath escape her. I put her on the floor and began to perform cpr as instructed. I would never ever hurt my wife but the first push down on her chest broke her sternum bone. I about lost it but was reassured by the operator this was normal. I did a 100 as instructed but no luck. Screaming my wife's name over n over but no luck. The operator told me to do another 100 and this time I felt a rib break. I was so distraught over this because I felt I was hurting my soul mate. operator assured me this happens but it wasn't much comfort. On my last chest compression I saw her head just turn n fall to the side. The paramedics were knocking at door then. They tried but no success. I feel so so guilty for not learning cpr properly and for falling asleep for a few minutes that may have been what could have saved her. I was assured over n over by medical techs that nothing could have been done at any point because it was most likely an aneurysm. I have hardly slept since and care for nothing but joining her as soon as possible. I will never ever be the same again. I'm empty, I'm lonely, I'm depressed, I'm lost for good. I care nothing for TV, money, music or anything that involves pleasure or joy. I lost both parents in the last few years but that was nothing in comparison. Not that I didn't love my parents because I loved them very very much and was deeply saddened. But with them they were in their 80s and bad health and saw it coming and could prepare somewhat. But not with this, a 44 year old full of life and goals and cut short. ALWAYS! Act if it's your last time that you will ever see your soul mate when you part but be so thankful when you see them again and never take them for granted. EVER!!

Jun 22, 2014
For the sudden loss of my husband by Christine, Australia
by: Elisa


I lost my husband of 44 years suddenly to pancreatic cancer that comes without warning and spreads fast--his spread immediately to his liver, etc. He and I were in shock when we heard the diagnosis. He lasted 10 miserable months with the effects of chemo, morphine for pain, etc., and he died in my arms on a beautiful Summer night, one in which he and I would have been taking a walk in. I think at times I still don't believe that my handsome, smart, wonderful, loving, generous husband is not here. We were attached at the hip so to speak, and away from each other only when he was at work. We lived for each other, and he also lived and helped me with my aging and ailing parents who also died.
I miss him so much, that I have a face stained with tears, dark eyes that are sad, with circles the color of charcoal, and I am so thin from really not eating much. I don't even want to go on and many days I wish I would not awake.

For me it will never get better. I hate to not be encouraging, but I can't lie. Maybe you will do better than I am, but I will never, ever be the same.

I met another woman from Australia on another web page for grief called recover from of husband and soulmate, and we email each other all the time. She feels just like me; we aren't really helping each other, but we just can't -- we miss our husbands so much that we don't know how we are still surviving.

You had a sudden tragedy hit you, and I can't imagine how bad that was; you didn't have a chance to have a warning; I knew as soon as he was diagnosed that not many people survive pancreatic cancer.

So, I pray for you, for all of us who suffer so much, and really people dont understand unless they have gone through it all. Love, Elisa, Hugo's devoted wife who misses him every second.

Jun 19, 2014
by: ann dumas

i lost my husband 8 weeks ago. we have been married for 31 years. my life is so lonley.trying to go on without him is so hard. i know time will heal my heart.but how do you go on. people say you will go on with life things get better i hope so its been very hard. he was a great husband and person.

Jun 14, 2014
Lost with regret
by: Anonymous

Lost and lonely describes the last 5 months of my life since my husband passed he was young healthy and active he turned 40 two weeks before he had a aneurism I came home from work to a happy healthy man that was so excited to go to a eagles game with one of his best friends about 10-15 minutes after I walked in the door he grabbed his head and screamed he said it was the worse pain he ever felt in his life I gave him ibuprofen and told him to go upstairs and lay down I went upstairs about 2 minutes later he was on the floor sweating and twitching but he told me not to call 911 because he didn't want to miss the game so I called my neighbor that is a nurse one look at him and she told us to call 911 then she asked him his name he said his name and his head feel to the side that was the last thing he Ever said me and my oldest son stood there scared as we ever were in our whole life once we got to the hospital the dr told us that he may not survive the surgery 16 hours later he was in recovery I thought for sure he would make it because I knew what a fighter he was he hung in there for about 2 weeks then the dr called us in for a meeting when he told us the was no brain activity as his wife I had to be the one to say take him off life support by far the hardest decision I ever had to make if I could go back in time I don't think I would have made the same decision there could have been a slight chance of him coming back to us but now there's not I live my life with so much regret I feel like it's killing me the only thing that keep me going everyday is our three children even though half the time I think they hate me I can't give up on them like everyone has gave up on me

May 31, 2014
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband a couple of months ago and I cant see anything right anymore. My children aren't wanting to deal husband died suddenly but we knew it happen eventually because of a rare diese he had we (I say we cause my children are all I have now) new it would come he broke his neck but its like well it was going to happpen thats what everyone says to me at least it was quick but we dont feel any better about it but where acceptancing the situation and moving on not getting over it

May 22, 2014
Why did he take his LIFE?
by: Anonymous

My husband Was the best thing that Ever happened to me.
He Was very very deppressed and took his LIFE bye hanging himself.there is such an emptiness in my LIFE....I miss him so much. I Will never be the same person again.....

Apr 07, 2014
Miss him loads
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband 11 years ago I still miss him now as I did when it. Happened we were out for a drive when he went dizzy luckily I managed to stop the car as he was driving I felt so hopeless not knowing what to do he had a massive heart attack at the age of 56 I still wonder if I could have done some think to have helped him. I still need to talk about him and wonder if people get sick of it and need to move on

Apr 06, 2014
loss of my loving husband
by: Anonymous

3My husband had been suffering from a terrible headache for tw weeks,underwent a scan and was diagnosed with meningomia, underwent a brain operation which I thought will save his life but he passed on, on the 16 june 2013, his family chased me out of their family house which we have fixed together, I can't get over the thought of him being gone, it is so hard, the people I expected to give me moral support have all turn their backs on me, the nly thing I live for is him in my memory daily,seeing him cooming back to life is all I wish for. I know whwerever he is, he is sharing my pain with me, he guides me, he is irreplaceable.I miss him dearly. I wish my God will give him his life and soul back for us to be together again. We shared 26 years of happy moments before his untimely death. Oh how I hate death............

Mar 29, 2014
Hurt and Confused.
by: Anonymous

Is Death of a husband worse than parents' ?
I wonder because there is no explanation if I feel more sad for loss of my parents or vice versa.
I'm confused.

Feb 15, 2014
Worst part of my life,a tragedy of my husband
by: Anonymous

It's so hard that u loved the most was gone and not beside u anymore.We're just newlywed last dec but most unexpected news to me that he found dead last feb 1 this year and still don't have the result of what happened to him.We're just starting our married life and always saying infinity our love til become older together,but i always thinking why him and why us,we did a good things to other people and we both good kids to our parents and we don't have enemy as well,why him????a lot of bad people in this world why not hard for me and we don't have yet a kids,he's so young to died and breaking my heart to missing him so just wait my time to be together again...forever infinity in the next life...i need to be strong coz he still look after me up there...❤️💋

Jan 24, 2014
15 months of heaven
by: Anonymous

That's how long we were married. My husband was killed by a hit and run driver. He was riding his bike to an Easter sunrise service April 8, 2012
I don't remember the first year and half. I can't have his picture out because all I see is the loss.
We were suppose to live out our senior years together. He was 63 when he was killed. I blamed myself,,,why didn't I go with him then we would have driven the car and he would still be here with me
I was sent the following and I still read it to this day
"Follow your Destiny Wherever it Leads you
There comes a time in your life when you realize that if you stand still, you will remain at this point forever. you realize that if you fall and stay down, life will pass you by...Life's circumstances are not always what you might wish them to be. The pattern of life does not necessarily go as you plan. Beyond any understanding, you may at times be led in different directions that you never imagined, dreamed, or designed. Yet if you had never put any effort into choosing a path, or tried to carry out your dream, then perhaps you would have no direction at all
Rather than wondering about or questioning the direction your life has taken, accept the fact that there is a path before you now. Shake of the "why's" and "what ifs" and rid yourself of confusion. Whatever was-is in the past. Whatever is-is what's important. The past is a brief reflection. The future is yet to be realized. today is here.(This was hard for me to read)
Walk your path one step at a time-with courage, faith, and determination. Keep you head up, cast your dreams to the stars. Soon your steps will become firm, and your footing will be solid again. A path that you never imagined will become the most comfortable direction you could have ever hoped to follow.
Keep your belief in yourself and walk into you new journey. You will find it magnificent, spectacular, and beyond your wildest imaginings".
Written by Vicki Silvers

Jan 22, 2014
My beautiful husband
by: Debra

I lost my beautiful husband 9 months ago he was only 34 I am only 36 we would have been married 2 years August gone. I am literally lost my world is just changed just like that. Miss my beautiful soulmate and husband now my angle so much. We where so in love we just lived for each other and lived as one just so unfair :(

Jan 11, 2014
To every single person who writes on this page...
by: Hugo's Elisa

My heart knows your hearts' pain, your struggle to get by a second, a minute and an hour and whole day and night without your love of your life.

I suffer so much that as time goes by, I don't feel less depression and sadness, I feel more.
I miss my husband so much that I try to think of how I'm going to live on without him, and I wish I would just go to sleep and not wake up and then see him again in Heaven. I exist, that's it.

Friends have their own husbands and lives; so does my family. It seems everyone is living happily ever after except me, and all of you.

It's unfair, I get angry, sad, frustrated, and I even bargain with God, if he'd let my husband return, I 'd devote my entire life to his Word.

I do not know what to do. I roam the house on days I have no chores or things to do. I hate going out--I go out early to avoid people I know or may bump into. I shop for food, pay bills, go to the bank and po when I have to. No one answers their voicemail--like they avoid me.

I hate this life, and I wish I never lost my dear husband. He was too good, special, and there are so many things I miss and I have to cope with that he took care of. I'd give anything to have him come home to our house that he loved. He loved me, no matter what.

What do we do? Please someone tell me. Please write back using my name on top. I'll visit journey through and see if anyone writes back. Thanks. Love Elisa

Jan 09, 2014
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband in July of 2012 in a drowning accident. People said to me that this terrifying, sckening feeling would get better with time, but that's a lie. I don't understand why God would take my husband. We were together for thirty-five years, and he was a beautiful man. He was my home. Now I have no home and a broken heart that can never heal. I'm thinking of giving up on life because after 18 months, I can't survive the pain. Please pray for me.

Dec 07, 2013
My husband's suicide
by: Anonymous

My husband committed suicide on 9/9/2013,he was my everything,we been through so much and he was only 23. It's been a terrible worst disaster in my life.It's been three month and I constantly think of him every single day. Its so cruel, I don't want to accept the fact, I truly love him and adore him, however, we get to the point of no return, we were going through a divorce. I never thought that he needed me that much or when he said to me he couldn't live with out me he mean it and I just never thought he really gonna do that. He had bad problems of sleep and we have been struggling a lot stress lately. Now I still constantly think of him everyday, I just try to do my best to survive. Everytime I listen to the music we both like, I feel sad and everything reminds me of him. It's so hard.

Dec 02, 2013
to no able to move forward
by: Anonymous

Your entry made me cry. I feel so sorry for you--five years---yah, I believe it---I am only at ten months. There is no getting over such a loss! It has destroyed me. My husband was cremated as well. For Halloween, I played a favorite song and lit a candle to his little box. I too am abandoned by the few remaining I thought I could count on. With most people talk is cheap. I wish I could tell you its gonna get better but from all I read its like living with a disease. We just manage it. One thing has sustained me, my contempt for most people has not disappointed me. Cant wait til there day comes round. Peace and comfort

Nov 28, 2013
My husband also took his life
by: Anonymous

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My husband of 28 years also took his life. He was hurt 6 years ago after a fall and was left disabled. June 25, 2013 he shot himself why I was gone. My life feels like it ended too. Half of by body feels like it is missing. I feel for you. I know exactly how you are feeling. I am 54. My kids are grown. I spent 30 years with him
Keep your head up. I Dance. I turn the music up loud and Dance.


Nov 20, 2013
My love, my mate, our daddy
by: Anonymous

I just recently lost my soul mate 2 1/2 weeks ago to a car crash.
We were together for 15yrs, with 2 children, 11 and 10 yrs. also 13 yrs ago we lost our first baby to cot death, he was just 8 weeks old. We thought that would be our worst life experience.
For our 15yrs together we were together everyday, we have a farm together with his parents, so we worked, played, lived and loved each other everyday.
In the time together we were apart only for 6 days, we were not too good without each other. I truly believe we were true soul mates.
The worse thing about his death is that he was not ready to go, we had so many plans.
I find this difficult to comprehend and I can see him so vividly coming home in his ute with the dust behind him, standing in our kitchen, cutting a slice of cheese, so many things.
I can't wait to see him again, but I know that I need to be here for our kids. Someone told me that I'm strong and that's why I'm left here, because he knows I will take care of our children and our farm
I don't feel strong at the moment, but I know in time I will smile again and I have him with me forever until we are reunited once more

I miss and love you my darling

Nov 08, 2013
to: not able to move forward
by: Anonymous

I am new to this thing called death of spouse and I already get the idea of what I have in store for some time to come. My husband died this year suddenly at the age of 63. We lived for each other. Having said that of the few left in family and friends all have abandoned me and from what I read this is what you can expect---don't expect---this is a soulful lonely trip that we were mysteriously selected for. As for God, I hope you find solace in all that since this happened to me all of my beliefs are shattered. I found your birthday tribute so touching and wonderful. That you were able to do that really makes me cry and that's a good thing. A beautiful tribute--I hope you can find ways to peace but after five years---that tells me anyway about all the nevers.

Nov 04, 2013
Why did he do this?
by: Angi

On Oct. 19th, 2013 I lost my soul mate. He was my best friend and the father of our 2 grown children. He decided to take his own life after suffering from depression and while under the influence of prescription drugs..(NOT HIS). I am having a very hard time with this and feel like my life is no longer worth living. I have no intention of hurting myself but just can't stop blaming myself. I have loved this amazing man for 22 years and to suddenly not have him in my life is like my heart died along with him. I have no desire for anything, not even our grandchild. How can I stop obsessing over this and restore some kind of balance in my life? I now find myself not caring whether I take care of myself so my life will be shorter so I can be with him on the other side. I am only 40 and he was only 42, so I get sad thinking that I have to wait so long to be with him.

Nov 01, 2013
not able to move forward
by: Anonymous

This January it will be 5 years that my husband died. He was my life and I miss him more then ever. My family and friends never mention him and I have nobody to talk to about how I am feeling. He died on our anniversary and three days later I brought his ashes home from the funeral home.It was his birthday. He would have been 62 that day. I was all alone and just stood in the kitchen staring at the container. I know it sounds crazy but I went out and bought a birthday cake for him and a beautiful card. The cake had his name on it and I could only remember how much we had always enjoyed celebrating together. I ask God to take care of my husband every night. I feel so alone and it all seems like a bad dream. I am trying to find something to do with the rest of my life that would make me happy. I am not having a lot of luck with that. I am having a hard time trying to figure out why God had to take him.

Oct 29, 2013
how to go on
by: mommoftwo84

i lost my husband a week ago unexpectedly..we had two lil kids together.. we had been seperated for two years but off and on together.he was young only 33..i loved him with my whole heart and im wondering why it took his death to make me realize how much i wanted to be with him. he had a head injury and was fine and died suddenly and unexpectdly.. i keep asking why and i know ill never get the answers i want but i cant help but ask why.. our kids are 5 and 3...i would do anything to get him back or have one more day with him.. i feel like some of you i want to see him to bad i thought of taking my life but i wouldnt do that to my kids.. they are the only thing keeping me going.. i cant eat i hardly sleep.. i went back to work after 6 days and it helped but he was always in there seeing me and stopping to talk to me so it was hard not seeing him in there.. i know we were separated at the time of his death but i feel like i never want to move on just live enough til i get to heaven and see him again...

Oct 25, 2013
by: Anonymous

My husband died feb 2013. Just as all of you have said..its a horrible feeling living without him. He was my best friend and now I am numb. How can he ever be replaced? I keep hoping for a terminal illness diagnosis so I can just go. Ive been a nurse for a long time and I have seen people will themselves to die. I just cant take the pain

Oct 12, 2013
Lost my bestfriend, my husband
by: Anonymous

On August 14th I got a phone call saying my husband was in a serious motorcycle accident. I never imagined that when he walked out the house earlier that evening, that would be the last time I would ever get to speak to him again. A driver cut him off and he flipped off his bike. He suffered from traumatic brain injury. He was in the ICU, and I watched him ever day fighting for his life for 2 weeks and he died on August 29th 2013. Now I'm left to raise our to children by myself and I don't know where to go from here. I have always been a strong women and very spiritual but I am so angry right now that he was taken away from us. I am 31 yrs old and a widow. He was such a wonderful husband and father and he was only 32. I just don't understand why this happened. We tried to live according to God's will. We made mistakes of course but why him. God doesn't put more on you than you can bare, but this I don't know if I can handle this.

Sep 22, 2013
his gone
by: Anonymous

I still can't believe his gone.on the 16 august 2013 I lost my fiancee in a car accident.everyone survived but he died.still shocked.its over a month.I'm pregnant with his child just 3 months now.he was so happy that he was going to be a dad.he even gave him a name (sphamandla).I still have answered questions to god why he had to take him away so early.he didn't even get the chance to hold his baby.but god knows why.each day is different.sometimes I cry more and dnt want to get out of bed.still has not returned to work.can't deal with the stress of work rite now.he was a very honest guy.he loved me and would do anything to satisfy me.he would always make sure I'm happy and never let anything get in our relationship.he used to say to me no one will ever separete us except death.then yes it took him.our love was so strong.I sometimes try to call his phone maybe perhaps they made a mistake and he is in hospital somewhere.but still its on voicemail.he does not respond me.not an hour will pass woithout him calling me but now its been a month nothing.I jusyt wonder if he misses me in heaven and he thinks about me and his unborn child.does he nag god to come and see me.I wonder.I just miss him.he was my soulmate.we just connected.I miss u my love.simangaliso sami.

Aug 14, 2013
Feel so guilty
by: Anonymous

My husband of twenty years was diagnosed with bladder cancer last year in November. He was having TURBT treatment but was unfit for chemo as he had COPD. He was due to go for a 3 month TURBT check up on the 4th of June 2013. He had picked up weight and regained some of his strength and we really hoped for the best. He never told me about the cancer I read it on his hospital report. On the 31st of May 2013 3 days before his check up he was doing maintenance on the bird cage roof which collapsed and he broke some of his ribs. He died two days after that from the rib injury. It was such a shock to me as he was in hospital and I had no clue of to how bad the injury was. I feel so guilty and lonely as I should have pushed the doctors to do more for him. I miss him so I cant clear my head or function properly.

Aug 06, 2013
Husband also died in car crash
by: Anonymous


I lost my husband also to a car accident by a reckless driver almost 4 weeks ago while vacationing in Greece. We were headed to Bulgaria when a car overtook us and caused an accident witha semi that crashed into us. We would have been married 39 years and I have the same feelings you do. I understand everything you are going through.

Jul 29, 2013
by: Anonymous

The fact that we have all found each other here across so many miles is HOPE in its finest form. I lost my husband in January of 2013.

Yes, hating god , losing faith , depression and utter despair are normal reactions in these extreme circumstances.

You are NOT going crazy!!!!

We need help from many places at these times. It is NOT shameful to take anti-depressants or sleeping pills to help get you settled in a calmer frame of mind just to cope. Consult with your doctors, seek out therapy, talk to good friends. You will have bad days. The best advice I got was... If you need to cry do it. The only way is to go "through" it and yes it is work. It s going to hurt.

But, know you are not alone. I remember recently wondering ... How can the world go on when my life has been shattered. Why don't they know he is dead?

Do not be surprised or disheartened if you lose certain friends/family after the death of a loved one. This is Guanteed to happen. Everyone looks for someone to blame. Yes, it hurts but your true real friends /family will surface in unexpected ways.

Sometimes we have to make the calls to keep in touch, people are afraid to approach us because they just don't know what to say.

Meditation does help and so does excercise. Seek out love and light for those dark days. It is OK to be happy. ( your loved one would only want the best for you )

I hope this helps even just a little.

Remember... They( friends, family, children, coworkers) may not be the arms you want (missing the arms and love of your loved one) around you but you are still surrounded by love
Be well

Jul 21, 2013
Life start from now full of suffer to me!!!!
by: Zumii

Me ,my mum,my dad & my husband ,a pet encounter an accident at 30-4-2013 ,when I woke up I realized I'm in hospital & my husband in ICU.We just got married for a month,at that time I don't knw my mum & dad was pass away on the spot ,after my husband announced by doctor brain damage n I was send his body back to his country to ready his funeral.At his country even when I was in hospital I didn't stop tryin to call my dad n mum,but my relatives hidden truth from me.Until when I was at my husband country that was already 20 days passed from accident I feel something wrong and my husband sister finally honest to me and show me the incident on is so cruel to me ,I can't even attend my mum and dad funeral and everybody claimed for my good.i don't know how to be strong ,because the car crash until all of the people doesn't seems to understand why I'm the only survivor.i can't be survive from this accident but it happened...I very depressed now I'm all alone without family anymore...what lesson I had to learn from this life ?its so difficult test on me!!!

Jul 14, 2013
Sudden loss of a husband
by: Stagedoor

I lost my husband of 38+ years last month (June). It has taken a month for me to get over the numbness...the feeling that it really didn't happen, and he'll come in the door at any moment. Today has been an extremely difficult day...I don't know just has. I am crying much more than I have in the past month...and I realize I am probably going to need to get into a support group as well as therapy. I am a teacher, so I have been off work since 9 days before my husband's death. Yeah...he was always thoughtful...and he seemed to have timed his death so I would have the most amount of time off work to deal with it.

I know the best thing for me will be to get back to work, and have something else to think about. But I am worried about breaking down in front of high school students.

I am doing several things that the "experts" tell you not to do...I am moving closer to work, and buying a home in that town. But this was something that my husband and I had already planned to do in late summer/early fall, when he retired. He just didn't make it to retirement.

I've had a lot of help from my well as my former/current students. But today is the first day that it has really struck me...the finality of my marriage. Was it perfect? No. And guilt is part of the problem I'm dealing with, as he was a "saint" (not said just because he has passed), and I was TOTALLY not saintly! When we argued or disagreed...I was pretty much ALWAYS in the wrong. So the guilt thing, about not being a better wife, is what is plaguing me now.

I have always been very independent...and I hope I can draw on that again, because the pain is really all-encompassing. My children are grown and gone (although very supportive), and it's my three "fur babies - my doggies -- that are getting me by at the moment!

Thank you to the journey through grief website to let me vent!

Jul 14, 2013
Death of partner no children
by: Anonymous

HI I lost my partner in February after 23 years together (he was 49). His death was also sudden and we had no children. I find that now 5 months after his death that the feelings of dread are more heightened. I would not take my life but my views on the world are very morbid. Happiness is something of the past. I am, sad and lonely and see no positives or purpose in life. I hope that this may get better, but hanging in there. There has not been one day that I haven't cried. We were soul mates. I also find it strange that friends do not keep in touch, friends that you thought were close. It makes you think that your partner was the link and you were just a cling on. Makes you question who you are and your worth. Anyway not in a good space hope this does not last forever. I feel sick that I am the youngest in my family, my mum and dad have died and looks like I have a lot of death to deal with in the roads ahead.Time is making things worse not better. I so understand where you are at.

Jul 11, 2013
No one knows...
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband August 28th 2012 at 3:30 am. He died of a proximial acute aortic aneurisim it was very sudden no chance to say goodbye. He thought he had a really bad pulled muscle from moving some stuff around that day so about 12:30 that night I took him to the hospital. I never expected it never in a million years. He just turned 30. We had been together since I was 14, just celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary. We renewed our vows. That was a wonderful day. I'm trying to be happy without him here. Sometimes I think I'm moving foward doing good than sonething will trigger a memory, dreams are the absolute worst sometimes. I miss him. I get so mad sometimes that I was givin 16 years with my soulmate and God just took hom away just like that. What is the point???!!!! We had no children, we tried for years but was never blessed. I didn't really have any close friends and most of my family that is still living live far away. I started dating a few months ago. I've been dating a very old friend some one we both knew since Highschool. My husband always liked him and said he was one of the nicest people he has ever met. Feels good that i know I have his blessing. Im treated very good and nowadays Im having a lot more happy days than bad days. Life is continuing on although it is very sad and frustrating at times I know I have no other choice but to live....

Jun 15, 2013
Never in my worst dreams...
by: Varthini

It is going to be a month now since i lost my husband to be in a car crash that took his life.Our wedding plans are going on and 2 years with him we have been living together and doing everything together. He is my everything. My world. I will be turning 21 this August and he turned 31 on May 5th. On 19th May he was supposed to come back home after a work meeting at 3.30 p.m but instead got caught up with work and friends. And when he was supposed to come back at 8.00 p.m his friend called him back to see him. My husband was really very tired since he was exhausted from work and lacking sleep. Our last conversation was around 10 when he told me he would be back home and that he is stressed with work. I slept off while waiting for him come home. at about 11.45 My mother woke up next to me with a phone call and she started panicking and shouting and i kept asking her what had happened and all she said was that he died. my whole world went crashing down and i couldnt believe anything and begged god at my altar for it not to be true till my brother spoke to my father in law and told us the news was true and that his body was just there and till now i dont really know what i started breaking or screaming and not being in control of myself. Everyone says just because i am not married to him yet i can carry on and many people say time will heal and that i am young but he is my soulmate and i cant take this pain its so painful waking up and seeing him not there next to me. he wanted kids so badly and we were waiting to have kids and now all i see are dreams crashed down. i cant go to college anymore i cant go through each day any longer. i keep asking god why do this to such a wonderful man. he was a gem of a guy and he could capture the hearts of anyone instantly. He always said to me "baby without you there is no me, and without me there is no you. It is impossible for us to be without each other". And now he is gone. And im alone. He was all that my mother,my younger brother and i had. My family adored him and he was neevr treated as a son in law but he was always a son to my mum. And now without him around our lives are so empty and hollow and we know commiting suicide is not going to allow us to meet him we are waiting for the day when our turn comes to be with him again. What is happening to this world... I feel like i dont belong here any longer... It is not my place to be in anymore... He was, he is, and he always will be my husband as our souls are one... foreevr and always... being with him always felt like i had known him all my life...

May 10, 2013
by: Anonymous

My partner of 2 years passed away after a sudden turn in his liver due to cancer. We hadn't know each for long but feels like a life time. We found out his cancer came back just over 1 year ago and we promised to do it together. I was there every step of the way. He was so positive and got through everything that came his way. We thought we could buy more time with this treatment but before we got in, his liver turned for the worst. No words can explain how much I miss him and love him. We cared so deeply for each other. It pains me to deal with his ex wife and their kids. Despite trying we didn't manage to have a child on our own. She was so nasty to him even when he was in and out of hospital. It brings much anger. I wish to see him again and be in his arms. For him to comfort and protect me, and I can make him smile

May 09, 2013
Loss of spouse
by: Anonymous

I lost my beautiful husband on 3/6/13 , three months after he suffered a traumatic brain injury (fell down our steps). He was getting better after much suffering and died suddenly in hospital with no expectation of this. He was my best friend, my whole world. We had no children and did everything together. I am lost. I hate my life and am having trouble with my faith. I don't know how I can go on.

May 01, 2013
lost my lovable husband
by: Anonymous

sudden demise of my husband pains a lot . On 16 jan 2013 early morning around 3oclock he woke me up saying feeling difficult in breathing.I took him to near by hospital but of no use.since that day i cant believe that he is no more.I read all the comments posted in this are similar to my lovable husband died of heart attack. i cant believe how he had this problem. He was only 42yrs,very active,energetic,playful daddy to my children. He was my friend,philosopher,guide, and everything in this world to me.Even i felt of commiting suicide.But my parents stopped me. No one can understand my feelings living without him.I want him back.He is all to me.I dono what to do without him in this world.Everybody says I must live for the sake of my children but i cant. Everyday his loss ebbs with fulof sorrows.I lovehim forever. I cant say more than this . I love you pa.....

Apr 26, 2013
I am praying for you
by: Anonymous

I pray that our Heavenly Father will comfort and guide you as only He knows how to do. Please take care of yourselves.

Apr 24, 2013
The lost of my husband
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband March 22,2013 due to diabetes type 2 and kidney failure. He passed away at home i miss him so much. His birthday was that Wed.and he died that Thursday the day after.It have been very hard for me to cope with it We had been together for 43 long years.I try to keep myself busy and read the bible for comfort and peace i know that God will see me through this difficult time. I thank God for my children and for the people that God has put in my life to help me get through this.I know that my husband is in a better place because he is not in any more pain and suffering and that i will see him again one day.

Apr 23, 2013
lost my hustand to sudden heard attach 3/17/13
by: Anonymous

I'm reading all of your stories and my heart breaks for each and every one of you. The mother with the 2 young children I'm so sad for you. I pray you gain strength to cope. I lost my husband suddenly too but I feel lucky to have had almost 30 yrs and 2 beautiful girls with him. Even so, I cry every day and I feel my heart is broken. I have guilt that maybe I should have taken better care of him and made him go to the doctor more. I pray for all of you, so sorry for anyone to go through this kind of grief.

Apr 23, 2013
What are we doing here?
by: Anonymous

I recently attended my half-sisters funeral which ended a marriage of 62 years! Her husband told me even after sixty years and with preparation for her death: "its the hardest thing I will ever do" and he was in the Korean war.
You could not have convinced me in a million years that my handsome, noble and kind husband's early and sudden death was just on the horizon. He died suddenly of SCS but before he went he mustered a little smile goodbye slowly closing his eyes. I guess I have been lucky for most of my life has not known incredible pain or seen death up close but the images of that day will haunt me until I die. And like all of you, I too died that day--just a shell of my former self. After 31 years, my life took an ugly and unexpected turn. It is now a world of shattered dreams and broken pieces. He was just about to celebrate his 64th birthday. Tom, took care of himself and I of him. We were two entwined vines, bought a little nest out west and let the rest of the world go by. Now that world is gone and I HATE everything! This is the beginning of my prison sentence. There is NO escape; only torture.
I share deeply in your grief but really don't want to be here, as I know you all don't. I cry buckets reading your entries as I too, am feeling all the pain of despair, and depression. He was my best friend and all that I had in this world. We lived for each other so why am I still here? We had everything in common. I too, had no reason to believe he would be taken from me not to grow old together; His death and funeral were an out of body experience, now the harsh reality of Tom's absence has set in. How does anyone do this? It's all I can do to get out of bed--what's the purpose? It's cruel that this happened to all of us. Through this unbearable ordeal you will find who truly cares for you and as for the thoughtless and selfish, be consoled that their time will come. And I will go so far as to say that these kinds of people embitter me to the point where I wish them their due.

Apr 18, 2013
Anniversary party
by: Anonymous

My husband died suddenly we was celebrating our 25 wedding anniversary and he had a massive heart attack just fell to the floor we cud don't believe it 2 ambulance came but they couldn't get him back all we cud do was watch over wondering what went rong he was only 45 and fit as we thought now I feel angry and need to no why and what happened he was so happy laughing with our son and daughter who did the 25 party then gone they say times a healer I don't think I can heal its like a part off me has gone with him it's been 18 month now

Apr 18, 2013
People who can't go on, join me...
by: Anonymous

Everyone who has lost a husband/wife and who have written they can't and don't want to go on--you are like me, we all feel that way. I'm afraid that soon I will do something about it. I know it's a sin, and I will not be reunited with my husband because I'm sure he's in Heaven and I will not get there. But what do I do? I can't go on alone without him after 46 years together.
He died of pancreatic/liver cancer after 10 months of stupid, useless chemo, etc. My handsome, beautiful hearted vibrant husband was buried so unlike the way he once looked: cancer took away his body, but not his spirit that is with God. sO, i have to go on, but I am so miserable, I just exist from day to day. Spring, his favorite time of year is here, but I don't care. He's gone, life for me is gone. I pray to God for help to get through somehow.

My pain is so deep it could go from US to the end of the Earth and beyond. I hate life; nothing to live for, no children, alone, miserable, and very scared about everything--the house, responsibilities--which I am capable of taking on--he taught me well, but we did it together.
No more holidays--and if I do celebrate with anyone, it's all fake for me. We loved Christmas--but our last one was his last one December 2011 when he put up our last tree in our house.

Days drag by, I feel dizzy, take meds, but hate them--make me feel funny. Doctors don't care. His own oncologists didn't even send a condolence card. People are cruel, selfish. You find that out even more after you lose your love of your life.

I need prayers because I don't want to go on.
I have to get so many things in order, but then I say who cares--I'll be gone, and neither one of us can use anything or any money once dead. Never thought I'd be living alone without him, never.

Please pray for me, as I pray for all of you.

Apr 15, 2013
by: Anonymous

I finally set up an appointment w a grief counselor , it starts tomorrow , people say it gets better with time, well last week was the toughest week I have had, I cried every single day, its been a little better the last 3 days but not much. I dont know what to say to you guys/ladies here that have lost a spouse, i dont have any words or methods to help,,im still looking,,I have been told my case is "complicated grief",,some of you may have same thing,, its different from normal grief apparently ...
I have found myself trying to replace my wife and getting into relationships and I will tell you that is not the answer,,its not fair to them or me,,, I am seeing someone and about to break it off because all I do is compare her to my wife,,no one can fill her shoes and that part is setting in now,,,and what scares me is I felt my wife was my soulmate,,,,and I am going to be so freaking picky and compare anyone I see to my wife,, I really shouldnt have started seeing anyone,, I rushed it i think but on same hand I cant handle being alone very well,,, so maybe my experience will help someone some how,,i dont really know... I do know I am a wreck and something has to give soon,,,,, went to doc today about chest pains,, said my heart was fine and that I was suffering from a broken heart,,,,I believe him....

Apr 14, 2013
life goes on
by: Darcey

My husband at the age of 34 had a massive stroke the 7th of February 2013. I couldnt believe it, he was at work I had just talked to him a couple of hours before and everything was fine. I was told he was laughing and joking around then he had a coughing fit and that was it. He lost all control couldnt speak or anything. He never knew what hit him thank god. I kept him alive for a couple days on life support knowing he was already brain dead because I needed a little time to wrap my head around what had truly happened. I took him off life support on February 10th, 2013 he died at 737 pm. My life has changed so much I miss him.

Apr 10, 2013
by: Anonymous

It would have been our 26th Anniversary tomorrow. I think I can honestly say this day will be the most difficult so far. I went through Christmas, New Year, and Easter so far with this broken heart. Although they were difficult this is the worst!! We always went away for our Anniversary no matter what was going on in our lives. It was our time to renew our love or should I say respect our love. I looked forward every year to our special time together, didn't matter where we was my favorite time of year:) I miss him so much and will forever hold him in my heart!! I love you sweetheart...until we meet again:)

Mar 23, 2013
by: Anonymous

I have'nt been on here for a long time but I found out today that another person i knew even though thst were brief, had passed away. When you are young or you have not lost anyone, you just never realise how life chnages after you loose someone close. I read on here other peoples stories of loosing their husband/wife and i the things people say and those emotions they feel are all the ones i feel even now. I have a little boy who is nearly 2 and he is so much like his daddy. He brings me a lot of comfort having that part of his dad with me, but of course i miss his daddy so much, and i wish he had got to meet our little boy. It saddens me when i see other dads with their children and othe couples together playing with their children and taking them out together. Its v hard being a single parent in many ways, an he would havebeen such a wonderful daddy to our little boy. Its two years in April that he died, i miss him so much. christmas is a difficult time, often people think its two years you must be over it, and they cant cope with you when your crying, they dont understand cos they have theur husband doing everything for them. And it dont help with people say you will meet someone else, or you are allowed to meet someone else, when al you want is to wait until the day comes when he comes to you and you back together again someday. I dont want to meet another man, i loved and love him always. Often my lil one looks up and says dadda, he looks all around up at the ceiling and i have happy thoughts that he has some connction with his dad. That makes me happy. People may think its crazy and many people dont believe in life after death, but its my way of holding on and having faith because it means i never have to let him go, i cant ever say goodbye, for that just feels a painful place, too too painful.

Mar 22, 2013
so sorry, the problem should now be solved
by: Janelle (administrator)

Because of many abuses by spamming comments, I will now have to personally approve and post every comment before it goes live on the site. As a single mom with a full-time job, this means that real comments may not get posted for hours or even days if I am away.

What started out as a simple blog to express my own grief and learning during the past 8 years of dealing with the death of my husband has grown into something that now feels beyond my control.

I cannot see your email address just from posts that are made. So I do not know, which email addresses to delete. If you wish to block emails from this site, I totally understand.

However, due to program updates that happened on this comment space this evening there should be no more spam comments.

Mar 21, 2013
Loss of Wife
by: Anonymous

I posted somewhere here shortly after my wife was taken in accident,,, she left this earth may 18 1012,, I am really not any better,Im actaully worse,, There isnt a 4 hour period that goes by without me thinking of her,,, I have let my business go to crap, i really just dont care about much anymore,,, doctor gave me 3 different anti depress meds,,couldnt take them,,sorta self medicating i guess you could say,, I have lived a good life up till now,,made good money,built a business,traveled,,,my wife and I were outdoor people,,had a lake house that she remodeled to her liking,,, i cant stand to go there now... Long story short is Im broken and dont think I will make it outta of this,,,, Im not good at being alone and the women i have went thru since her death only makes it worse because i compare any woman now to my wife,,which NO WOMAN can compare,,,, everyone says time will heal,,,well it better heal me soon because Im not gonna make it if it doesnt,,, this May will be a year and it hurts worse now than it did 90 days ago... I miss my Boo Boo

Mar 21, 2013
by: Janelle (administrator)

To Anonymous Canada,

Thanks for your honest comments. I truly do understand your frustration. For me, the problem currently lies in the fact that I am one person with son and a busy job schedule.

Readers were asking for forum space, so I started these when I had more free time. I chose not to review each comment before it posted as there would be just too many for the whole site. As this thread seems to be the only one with the problem, I will try to stay on top of it on a daily basis.

I have been working at banning the spammers according to the email address and web id with which they are commenting. However, it only seems to make a marginal difference. If things do not change, I will have to resort to previewing each comment before it is posted.

Mar 20, 2013
by: Anonymous Canada

Hi: I am glad, as administrator of this site that you have commented (albeit, I do not think strongly enough). These comments from these ridiculous spellcasters have not only proved a huge disappointment for all of us who have, acting in good faith, and in sorrow, opened up to strangers but have proven to be a huge embarasement. I now feel so silly for even trying to express my feelings about my loss and I am sure others do as well. I have no further interest in Journey Through Grief as I NOW feel like an idiot thinking that this may have been a way to help me heal.

Mar 20, 2013
Yes, Please stop the spell casting comments
by: Janelle (administrator)

Thanks for the last three anonymous comments. I want to keep the comments open so that people can post freely about real experiences with grief and loss. But that means I have to deal with crazy "spell caster" spammers.

I am trying to keep up with deleting them, but I know that means that some of you get spam emails that you don't really want to read. I'm sorry about that. Hopefully the spammers will get the message that THEY ARE NOT WELCOME HERE. We are real people dealing with real loss. We do not want to read spammer comments here.

Mar 18, 2013
Please stop writing about spells
by: Anonymous Canada

This is a serious site where people are trying to heal by opening up and speaking about the tragic loss of a spouse. So, please, do stop writing about spells. I believe you are on the wrong site.

Mar 18, 2013
The "Spell" Casters
by: Anonymous

What are you guys doing????????
Knock it off with your damn "spells"!!!!!!!
IfI knew who you were, I'd come kick your teeth in!

Mar 15, 2013
To The spell that saved my marriage. by moore
by: Anonymous

With no disrespect to you and your "happy marriage"
I find it extremly rude of you to leave a message about your secret "spell" on this web site!
We are ALL grieving the loss of a husband or a wife and have no interest in your stupid "spell"
I suggest you stick with spells at your temple.
Your comment was rude and cruel.

Mar 04, 2013
Sudden death of young husband
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband suddenly on 27th jan 2013. I have two young children a 5 mth baby boy an 2.5 yr old girl daddy's little angel. I am shattered he was my sole mate we didn't even make our 4 yr wedding anniversary coming up soon in may. I am so tired looking after the kids an grieving I don't know where to start. I am angry scared an so deeply sad an depressed. The coroner doesn't even know what killed him. I didn't get to say goodbye he died while checking into our hotel an I left the kids in the car an ran in I gave him two breaths an panicked an others took over the paramedics worked on him for 1 hr with no response. I prayed for god to save him an asked him to come back to me. I saw him in a body bag. The day goes over an over in my head he was only 41 an fit an healthy full of energy. Words can't describe my pain.

Feb 28, 2013
I do miss you my dear
by: Anonymous

My husband passed away on 7 May 2011 (exactly 27 days after our marriage)by car crash.

At that time, I was not with him. I was in other country for my work. I couldn't believe it. It was happen in Friday night,4:30 hrs after our conversation.

We knew each other at our university. We fell in love for years. Then I came out from my country for my further study. So, we were in Long Distance Relationship.Finally, we could get married happily.But it was not long lasting.

We had dreams. We had lots of sweet memories. Now all are gone.

I want you to see your son. You even can't know it is boy or girl. He looks alike you, not only physical appearance but also the behaviors.

I'm sure that he will be happy if he knows we are fine in everything. I am doing good deeds and share the merit for him everyday.

Rest In Peace my dear. You are being with me forever. I do miss you.

Feb 25, 2013
Feeling guilty for everything...
by: Anonymous

Ive been living my worst nightmare for the last 25 days...Flying home after 3 nights over east for work & stepping off the plane to find out my world had ended. i found out that my beautiful loving husband was killed in a car accident just before midnight on the 1st of feb 2013...only 2hrs after I said goodnight! Instead of going home from the airport I was taken to the state Mortuary. The last 25 days have been hell!! I feel angry for going to work...i should of never gone! i feel so mad at the sydney airport for closing for 3hrs it was only a hail storm...if my flight had left on time or if my connecting flight would of waited for us...i would of been home on time & he would be lying next to me now!! I feel guilty when I eat...because he can't eat anymore. I can't sleep as I keep seeing his face after the accident. Every time I see a baby or small child I start uncontrollably crying as we both wanted kids so badly but I have a Heath problem so we were waiting so not to risk our babies I just wish I'd tried or got treatment to make it work...he wanted babies more than anything in the world and I feel so guilty for not giving him his dream and I wish I had part of him to hold. Instead I'm alone and can't cope with life without him. I can't bare to see happy couples or families so I just stay at home & I hate laughing or having fun...I try to put on a brave face for my family & friensa so they don't worry but every time I smile or laugh or enjoy anything I get really angry at myself!! I dont know if i can go through life without husband is my best friend my soul mate and until I'm in his arms again ill be incomplete. It's not fair...I keep praying this is a joke and he is going to walk through the door & give me a huge hug & kiss!! I don't understand why all 3 of them had to die...all of them were such great blokes...what did they do to deserve this??? I'd give anything to go back & not fly to work...even if it meant only 3 more nights with him...

Feb 18, 2013
lossing someone's great love
by: Anonymous

the pained i am experiencing kills me husband died too young from sudden cardiac arrest, i do love my husband so much like i work so hard for him wouldnt find hard times on our family needs,i never demand i worl sp hard for to experience good things in life... a week before he died his father meet an accident and he need to go home a.13 hours travel away...i knew my husband loves but he never care so much about me and before he died he said im not a good wife...and he died wothout me beside each day.hos thought killef me with regrets,.guilt and of course missing him so much... since we had already talked me stop in going to work to have a.lot e for him.

Feb 17, 2013
Anonymous Canada
by: Anonymous

I think it would be so nice if we all knew who we were responding to. In other words, I have been writing on this site as "Anonymous Canada" . So, here I go again, I don't know how you cope but please, please, do not go down the road of Ativan (an anti anxiety drug that I got completely hooked on) or wine. I am fighting the idea of wine every day because it just seems to help me block everything out. Ativan is horrible as it isactually acts as a depressant and well, I guess we all know what the wine can do to make us upset.

How is everyone doing without anything???

Feb 17, 2013
my beloved husband
by: Anonymous

My heart goes out to all of you. I lost my husband 20 November 2012. Am dreading this first year it so hardxx he was so loving, can
Kind and we loved each other deeply. We were only together nine years and married for three but I wouldnt change that for anything. Some days are OK I hate weekends and really struggle. I can't seem to go work properly . I don't know what I want. But yes I do I want our life back. It will be a long road one for which I am not prepared. Thus select group we have not chosen to be in uh s heartbreaking painful and hurts. I cry when wake up and cry when go bed I just existxxxxx

Feb 17, 2013
I would give anything to hold him again
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your comments.I know exactly how you feel about going out of the front door. I go days without going out because it is so painful to see couples together enjoying each others company, I feel so jealous of what they have and long to have that back again.I go to the supermarket and stare at couples and just ache to have Michael by my side again, it is such a horrible empty feeling.I dont know how I got through Christmas, i wouldnt go to my family I just sat and cried and cried.Then we just had valentines day, then next there are the advertisements for holidays all showing couples hand in hand on a beach!I would give anything to have him back I would tell him every single day how much I loved him, i think of all the silly arguments that I wish I could take back.I feel so left behind and so sad that he couldnt talk to me, why didnt I see this coming....I do not believe that time will heal, how do you cope with having the person you shared sop much with taken away so suddenly? how do you cope with the missing them so much? i just dont know......

Feb 17, 2013
Pain and Guilt
by: Anonymous Canada

To Mandy:

I too relive the day that the police came to tell me about my husband. And, while my husband did not take his own life, I feel so much guilt about the things I should have done differently during our short marriage. Each time I experience this feeling, I just try my best to push it away because I do know he loved me very much. Somehow though you must believe that there is nothing you could have done about your husband's death and it is simply not your fault!

To Everyone: I still find it incredibly tough even to go out my front door; I cannot go to restaurants or other places that we went to together. I hate watching other couples smile and laugh with one another. People tell me that I must go out and start doing things again. And, while I do try, all I think about is that he is not here to share the occasion with me. Each day I have been attempting to do at least one thing but half way through each "task", I fall apart. Everyone says that one day I will start to think that I was lucky to have the time with him that I did and simply feel happy about that. It is over 10 months but I have yet to begin to feel any peace. It helps to write on this site as I truly understand what others are saying. I wish I could make my pain and everyone else's pain disappear.

Feb 16, 2013
I would give anything to hold him again
by: mandy

I have just read Jills story about the tragic lose of her husband and I can identify with every single word you have written Jill.I lost the love of my life on Oct31st2012, Michael took his own life and the day he died I died with him.Everyday is harder, everyday the enormous pain gets stronger.I never believed people when they said that their heart was broken but now I do.I get so angry with people who tell me that time will heal and things will get better.Nothing can ever be better without Michael in my life, he was everything to me, we had so many dreams and no I am left with only pain.There are so many more emotions attached to a suicide all the unanswered questions and "whys" and "if onlys" it is constant torture and I hate my life without him.We did not have children and god knows I wish I had as that would be a reason to have to carry on, because I don't want to carry on.I have a loving family who adore me but they are not enough all I want is my Michael back in my arms.I should of been the one to save him and I feel so helpless.He was such a strong man and I never had any idea this would happen.I will never forget to the day I die coming home to the letter and a police car waiting for me, my world truly ended.I am sorry I cannot be more positive with my comments today it's just so so hard.I ache to see him,feel him,talk to him,laugh with him....and all I have left now is a empty heart full of pain.

Feb 16, 2013
I would give anything to hold him again
by: mandy

I have just read Jills story about the tragic lose of her husband and I can identify with every single word you have written Jill.I lost the love of my life on Oct31st2012, Michael took his own life and the day he died I died with him.Everyday is harder, everyday the enormous pain gets stronger.I never believed people when they said that their heart was broken but now I do.I get so angry with people who tell me that time will heal and things will get better.Nothing can ever be better without Michael in my life, he was everything to me, we had so many dreams and no I am left with only pain.There are so many more emotions attached to a suicide all the unanswered questions and "whys" and "if onlys" it is constant torture and I hate my life without him.We did not have children and god knows I wish I had as that would be a reason to have to carry on, because I don't want to carry on.I have a loving family who adore me but they are not enough all I want is my Michael back in my arms.I should of been the one to save him and I feel so helpless.He was such a strong man and I never had any idea this would happen.I will never forget to the day I die coming home to the letter and a police car waiting for me, my world truly ended.I am sorry I cannot be more positive with my comments today it's just so so hard.I ache to see him,feel him,talk to him,laugh with him....and all I have left now is a empty heart full of pain.

Feb 15, 2013
For the lady who lost her husband 2 years ago on 13/11/2010
by: Anonymous

Only to make you smile, as reading your's did for me.
I think we had twin husbands!
For I too miss my man's laughter, singing and playing his guitar.
Before we were ever married, he whould call me on the phone, make sure I answered, lay the phone down, and play his guitar and sing to me.
Thank you for reminding me of that.

Feb 15, 2013
empty lady
by: Anonymous

Is been seven Months since I lost my husband after being married for 27 years. Not a day goes by that I don't cry and some days if I hear a song that reminds me of him I cry all day. Restaurants that we used to go dine together i can't no more. What used to be is not no more i feel i was happy and i didn't know how happy i was. I feel guilty for not appreciating my husband like i should have appreciated him he was the only man that really love me and i would never have that again.

Feb 10, 2013
Death of your husband by taking his own life
by: Anonymous Canada

Oh, my heart goes out to you. I know that I cannot possibly understand how you must feel. How terrible this is for you and I wish I could say something to make you feel better. Yes, I do understand the woman who wrote about your daughter being "your saving grace" but I know that you are not thinking about that right now. You are only trying to cope with the shock of it all. Do you feel like reaching out to a group that talks about this type of death??? I think that there are several groups out there and I would urge you to do this. You cannot deal with this on your own.

Feb 10, 2013
I'd give anything to hug you!
by: Anonymous

That child should be your saving grace.I have no one in my life that can smile back at me,since the death of my husband.

Feb 10, 2013
Not coping
by: Jill

I too am struggling to cope with the death of my husband. I feel angry with many people and guilty when I express this. I feel terrible jealousy and bitterness towards those who have relationships. I am trying to keep going for my baby daughter but in my darker moments I wish I didn't have a child so I could end the pain. The guilt of feeling these thoughts is overwhelming. My husband took his own life 4 months ago today. We were still very much in love and it was factors beyond our control that made him do it. Our marriage wasn't perfect but he made me happier than I had ever been. The grief is still so painful and life is not getting easier but I suppose I have survived this far...I guess that's got to count for something.

Feb 10, 2013
Answer to Question and another question
by: Anonymous Canada

In answer to the person who ask if it ever does get better, it has been nearly 10 months since my husgand suddenly died and I don't feel a though it is any better for me. I am told that I will heal and I know that my husband would just not want me to remain so terribly unhappy. It is so tough to even want to do anything! Not sure about anyone else, but I am in a terrible "anger" stage, where I tend just to lash out at people and then feel so guilty. My question is, does anyone else feel anger??

Feb 10, 2013
by: Anonymous

Does it ever get better? My heart dies a little everyday knowing I will never be able to hug him or tell him I love him...even though I still do:(

Feb 10, 2013
by: Anonymous

Does it ever get better? My heart dies a little everyday knowing I will never be able to hug him or tell him I love him...even though I still do:(

Jan 31, 2013
by: Anonymous

I have recently lost my husband to cancer we were together for 43 years and now i am on my own it,s devestating can,t sleep hardly eat i miss him so much.He went through just over a year of chemo without a moan or groan he took every thing they gave him smiling chatting to everyone and he was such a quite man he amazed me and family the doctor,s thought he was amazing and they had so much respect for him i have never felt so unhappy in all my life and do not know what to do with myself i just feel each day is a chore get up do whatever go to bed don,t sleep get up and start what ever all over again i have nothing or noone to talk to about how i,m feeling i hide how i really feel from my children as they are hurting too for the first time in my life i cannot help my children bless them he was my soulmate and i know if he could see me as i am he would be angry with me as he told me to get on with my life or get a life is what he said oh my lord how the hell do i do this i feel for each and every one of you who has wrote on here bless you all and hope you all and myself have just one good day and then another till we can handle our loss.

Jan 27, 2013
I understand
by: Dawn

All of the comments on here I relate to they are my feelings that you are all saying so its what we all feel no one understands how wrong I am you all do sorry to you all for what has happend in your lifes.
When you feel bad think of all of us here my husband was killed on the 20th of November 2012
I cannot say it will get better it has not but you will learn to cope with things for me thats all I can do survive so must you all I will pray for you all as someone has said on here will we pray for her yes I will please do this for me also as I want to feel that he is in a good place as he should be yes I wish it was me or I could join him but that is not what has happened I hope he is watching me and knows that I love him deeply and always will all my life untill I join him Dawn xxx

Jan 27, 2013
My husband was killed in a car crash what am I supposed to do now
by: Dawn

My husband of 31 years was killed in a car crash and we had been together since we were 13 years old we had dreams a life together a house a bed when I reach out across to his chair he is not there to hold my hand I want to talk to him to join him I feel it would have been easier for me if it had been me not him he was a good person better than me I have never washed to car he changed the light bulbs he went shopping he did most of the washing he held the t-v hand control what about now I want him back I dont understand whey someone can just kill him in a head on crash yet he is still driving around untill the case

Jan 26, 2013
Missing him so much
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband on November 27, 2012 to a massive heart attack. He was away with his best friend hunting. I keep playing that phone call over and over again in my mind and like many of you hoping to wake up from this nightmare. I am trying so hard to keep it together for my kids and my gra ndson who lives with me,but I am not doing well. My heart aches for him morning, noon, and night. Especially at night.We were together for 27 years and married 25 years. I wake up everyday and go through the motions and pray to just get me through one more day. He was my best friend, my soulmate, my loving husband...I want to be with him again.

Jan 20, 2013
Ocean Waves In My Mind
by: Mary Darlene

My husband died Sept.19,2013.He died suddenly.
I have wrapped myself in work.I spoke to a customer who said this to me(she lost her mother)Some days your grief is like the Ocean-if you are standing at the tide-the waves can come in and barely touch your toes,other times it can roll in and hit you in the knees and then the next day it can knock the breath right out of you.As somehow that calms me and I'll remind myself there is a storm brewing from time to time.
I had lung cancer removal August,my husband died in September and in October I had caroided artery surgery.I have had Drs. look at me and shake their head saying you have been thru a terrible ordeal in such a short time.Some peoples stories are so much worse than mine.
My husband worked in another city and that's where he died.As with any wife she would want to be there and hold them when they go.I don't know how to explain this, but he came to me and I talked to him and asked if God would let him visit again,he laid down and held me-it was so natural-I believe he was letting me know he was still with me!Tears.

Jan 16, 2013
sudden death of my husband
by: Anonymous Canada

I wrote on December 19th from Toronto Canada about the very sudden death of my husband. My heart goes out to the women who also recently wrote about the shock of the sudden eath of their husbands. It has been 9 months for me and the pain does not seem to get any easier. My husand was fit and well and only 56 - he had a heart attack while golfing and died instantly. I still expect him to come in the door. I am unable to look at any of his clothes or our pictures and just try to put one foot ahead of the other each day. It has helped a little to speak to a doctor specializing in grief so if any of you can contact someone in this field, I would recommend this. Everyone is different but I find the anguish comes in huge waves and some days I simply feel I cannot get through the hours. I am told that for the first year, I will probably not be thinking clearly at all so I hope none of you are expecting too much of yourselves. I think you are very brave to put your thoughts on this site so soon - I could not have done that. Perhaps we can all give one another some strength...

Jan 16, 2013
young and healthy
by: Anonymous

My husband died at 31, young and healthy. He loved mountains and died of a sudden high altitude sickness. I had always asked him not to go to the mountains but he didn't listen. He was my life. I still don't understand how this could happen and how being so smart he didn't realize what was going to happen to him. It's been months but I still have so much anger inside, I'd blow up all the mountains if I could.
There's a hole of size infinity inside me.

The things I grieve most about are his dreams, his plans, his individual consciousness. It would be enough for me to know that he was alive and well somewhere, even if I never see him again. It would really be enough to know that he's alive and well somewhere to make me happy.

Jan 14, 2013
My life went with him
by: Anonymous

I too lost my husband just 9 weeks ago suddenly of a heart attack. It was just 1 day before our 34th Anniversary. He was only 56. It still doesn't seem real. The pain is as bad today as the day it happened, actually worse as I now realize the reality of him not being here. Friends and family are there to help but no one can help unless they can bring him back. They cannot understand what it means. The only man I have ever loved, the father of my children, my best friend and supporter is gone. My entire adult life as I've known it is gone. My life has died with him. The pain I have in my soul is sometimes unexplainable. I am now forced to get a life without him and don't want too. Nothing has any purpose anymore. I wish I had some faith that I could hold on too but I don't. It's all too final for me. I am trying to hold on and find a purpose to go on but it's very difficult. Some days are better than others if I keep occupied but when they're bad, they're so bad. For the sake of my children I hope I can find the will.

Dec 19, 2012
sudden death of my husband
by: Anonymous

I am writing from Toronto. My husband died very suddenly in April. He was only 56 and in perfect health. He had a sudden heart attack while golfing. We met later in life and only married in 2010. I feel so blessed to have met him but I am not coping at all and it seems to get only worse as time goes on. In fact, I feel as though it is all I can do to get out of bed. Actually, sometimes I don't. I have seen my family doctor and one counsellor but it just didn't help. Does anyone know of a grief counsellor, group or professional that they can recommend in Toronto, Ontario. Many thanks.

Dec 18, 2012
Loss Husband 091712
by: Anonymous

This is a real nice blog.Very interesting.I Can relate

to my stories,that I can feel the pain like others that I am going through. Empty hearts.

Dec 18, 2012
Loss Husband 091712
by: Anonymous

This is a real nice blog.Very interesting.I Can relate

to my stories,that I can feel the pain like others that I am going through. Empty hearts.

Dec 04, 2012
by: Anonymous

I to lost my husband to cancer two years of hell he fight for after be told he had 6weeks he had a stoke he could talk to say goodbye. I miss him so much my life is no longer worth go on the pain is so bad we were together for 38 years just when we were to spend time for us he had finshed work this was are time he was 56 when die my life stop when died how can i go on


Dec 04, 2012
by: Anonymous

I to lost my husband to cancer two years of hell he fight for after be told he had 6weeks he had a stoke he could talk to say goodbye. I miss him so much my life is no longer worth go on the pain is so bad we were together for 38 years just when we were to spend time for us he had finshed work this was are time he was 56 when die my life stop when died how can i go on


Nov 20, 2012
lost husband
by: anu

i lost my husband before 8 months ago. i can.t forget him.

Nov 16, 2012
I lost my husband 2years ago on 13/11/2010
by: Anonymous


Nov 13, 2012
I need my husband.
by: Anonymous

My husband drowned in July. I was in the water too, but I did not understand what was happening. I still don't understand. All I know is that he has to come back. There is no way I can survive without him. We were together thirty-five years. We were supposed to take care of each other and grow old together. We were supposed to retire soon and travel, live where we wanted to live, enjoy our beautiful life together. All gone in a few minutes. Why? My heart is broken, crushed. I want to go back to that day so badly---- just one of a thousand little things could have been changed and it never would have happened. I have two grown children, but it has crossed my mind to kill myself. If there's life after death, I will find him. If not, at least this agony will be done. I won't do it because of my kids, but I long to. Please pray for me.

Oct 17, 2012
Sudden death of my beloved husband.
by: South Africa

I am only 33, my good husband died a tragic death just a month ago at age 34. A drunken driver who is also a drug king caused my husband’s death. He sustained minor injuries and his blood was never drawn, but a dead man’s blood was taken. My husband died on the scene of head injuries. I know he never suffered. I am left to care and love for our beautiful boys. The pain is too much to endure. He was a loving father and a caring husband. He was a good man that loved his family dearly. A sudden death is not an easy one to accept. I am not sure if it will ever get away, I miss him so much, he was my universe, and we were so in-love. Life can be very cruel. I know his spirit will forever be with us but we need him hear physically. Our family chain is broke, in life we loved him dearly and in death we do the same. As he died a part of me went with him as he was indeed my soul mate. He will forever live in our hearts. May his beautiful soul rest in peace.

Oct 13, 2012
No more Best Friend, my rock mu life
by: Linda

2/20/10. The good Lord called my husband home. Early morning I heard him take a loud deep breath sound. That fast he was it Heavens gate. 2 yrs & 7 months something hit me I felt lost cold confused very scarred. Who was I what should I do? Several hard anxiety attacks. But never a feeling like this. Oh how I wanted to say Good Bye To Life. How do I go on we been together since 16 yrs old married for 39! Does any one understand? Anxiety pills aren't the answer nor sleeping pills. How do I regain my life back. Pain is unbearable. One day at a time. I will never forget my Husband or understand, WHY?? A broken hearted widow!

Sep 14, 2012
loss of husband
by: Afshan

My husband was a great man he was only 39 years old.i loved him alot.we had bad car accident,& he was died on the spot,i went into comma.i cant forget him in my life bec he was my best friend.he was my everything.he did alot for myself.May God bless him in grave Aameen.i love u (Altaf)

Sep 08, 2012
Traumatic loss
by: Aileen

I lost my husband a month ago while vacationing in southern California with our 4 year old daughter. I just woke up with his weird snore I tried to wake him up but he was unresponsive tried to call for help and di CPR as quick as possible till the paramedics came unfortunately we lost him. It was very traumatic experience for me and our daughter. We've been married over five years we are both young... I lost him at the age of 41.... The pain is too much to bear and I don't know when to accept that he is gone and not coming home anymore.

Jun 16, 2012
My husband
by: Anonymous

My loved passed away may 1 2012 from lung cancer at 40 years old.
The hospital told us that he was going to pass we i didn't know it was going to be this soon.
I miss him so much.

Jun 07, 2012
My wife was killed in motorcycle accident May 19
by: Anonymous

I am one broken man…. its getting worse not better,,, its a long freaking story,,but long story short i am broken,, I miss my baby boo :-(

Aug 30, 2011
sudden loss of a husband
by: Janelle (administrator)

My heart responds so deeply to these posts and comments. I know what it was like for me and it was exhausting and shattering as have been mentioned in recent comments.

If you can find the energy, I encourage you to spend some time reading some articles in the truama healing section of the site. This was information that I found helpful to me as I went through the sudden loss of my husband 6 years ago now.

Of course nothing can take away the pain, but it can provide understanding.

Aug 29, 2011
Husband died tractor accident
by: shauna

My husband died 1 month ago suddenly, a tractor rolled on him. I was able to tell him that I loved him that morning before work, thank God. Daily I am waking up and going to bed crying. Cannot sleep without sleeping pills. Otherwise lay awake visualizing the accident and driving myself crazy with thoughts of him suffering. I sometimes want to go back to the shock stage! I am so sad, part of me has died. We were together for 25 years, and neither of us had ever known another intimately. How do I EVER at 44 years old move on with out him? Our 4 children are a blessing, and I will try hard because of them but sometimes, I just want to crawl into a hole and join my husband.

Aug 29, 2011
Lost my loving husband/best friend 25.06.2011
by: Linda

I am shattered. I am exhausted. It's been around 9 weeks and I fee like it was just yesterday. I miss my husband so very much and wish I could be with him as I know it is impossible for him to be with me. The only reason why I am still here is because of our 8 year old daughter. How am I supposed to carry on life normally without him. I don't know how and I don't want to anymore. I am so tired.....

Aug 07, 2011
The sudden loss of my husband
by: Anonymous

Hi, I read your comments and i know exactly how it feels to have lost a husband. I recently lost my partner, we were planning to get married and I only have 4 weeks left now before i have our baby. Like you I wake up from dreams, in my dreams i always seem to dream that I am trying to call him on his mobile phone but never able to reach him. I talk to him whenever i am on my own usually at night and tell her how much i love him. Its my way of still having a relationship with him as i can't accept a goodbye thats far too sad.

He was only a young man and it was sudden and unexpected. i came home and found him and that image of him was so tragic i can't belive how i lifted him in my arms as he was a very tall person 6 ft 6ft but i found the strength because i loved him so much. I know it don't take away any of your sadness but you had many long happy years together, i so wish i had had that amount of years with my partner and sometimes i wish i was old just so i could be with him again and not have to wait for so many years to be together.

I know about the ifs and buts, i do it now, if only i had been there i could have saved my loving man, i had done so many times before. He had epilepsy and he never liked to talk about it or let it prevent him from doing things that everyone did. He was the most caring man i had ever known and without nhim i feel so lonely and it hurts that i have to face motherhood on my own and not have him to share that happiness with me of having our baby. He was so overwhelmed and happy to know he was going to be a dad. The last image of have of seeing his face before he died was him bringing me up a glass of milk in the middle of the night, and him not being able to sleep.

My parter was my best friend, and i know how much pain and sadness it leaves in your life. I am so sorry and i couldnt help share my emotions with you.

Aug 06, 2011
How to Cope?
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband 4 weeks ago today. He died suddenly of stroke caused by a massive brain tumor. We had no idea that he had a brain tumor and later found out that he also had lung cancer. No symptoms, no warnings, no knowledge. Now I find myself in disbelief and trying to figure out how to wake up each day. We were together for 27 years - since I was 15 years old. I am now a 42 year old widow with 4 kids and no purpose. No last goodbye, no last hug. No one really understands what it's like so I put on the brave face and act strong. If they only knew...

Jul 17, 2011
empty days and nights
by: Anonymous

I read all of these comments about loosing a husband/partner and I feel that yes, a partner is a best friend. Whats so so hard is that you share your whole life with them, you go to bed and have someone to cuddle and someone to wake up with, someone to share your whole life with. you do so much together, and intimacy, love, romance, care, they are with you 24/7.

When I lost my partner, we were about to get amrried and have our baby. He was my future, the only person i could cuddle throughout the night.

You can have the closest family, and friends. I have had friends promise me theyre be there 24/7 but they say all of that, then you hardly hear from them. snd your family love you and csre, but they arent with you every waking hour like your partner use to be. its a different kind of love altogether. You can't explain it. and even most your family go home to their partners and have someone to spend their evening with. I don;t watch tv, my family say you should watch this pragramme, but i can't watch tv any more because when i did, i would be cuddled up on the sofa with him stroking my hair. And at night when i lay sleeping i touch his pillow longing to hold him and lye in his arms like we use to.

Jul 06, 2011
Loosing My Best Friend & Husband
by: Anonymous

I feel your grief. I lost my husband in a tractor accident on July 20, 2004. I miss him everyday and can't get over the nightmares of finding him under the tractor dead and nothing I could do to help him.
People say it gets easier as time passes, but I have not found that out yet. I do see someone to help me through the grief, but the would'a-coulda-shoulda's are with me everyday. I will never be the same.

Jan 30, 2011
so sorry
by: Anonymous

I am so sorry.
I too lost my husband four months ago in a horrific car accident, caused by another human's stupidity.
He was on his way home from work, only five minutes away. I can still hear the sirens.(not knowing they were for him)The guys were going to stop and have a beer after work and my husband said,"no,I'm going home to my wife".
He is my best friend. Who do you go to now? I don't want another best friend, I want the one I had.I can't imagine that another human being could even possibly come close to knowing how it feels.Family & friends mean so well, but how can they know? Impossible.
I wake up crying. I go to bed crying. I find it very difficult to be among the public. I don't want to be around anybody. My face is swollen my eyes are sore and so very chapped from wiping away the tears that don't ever seem to stop.
They say that crying cleanse's the soul.
Please know that in my heart, I am so sorry for to know that there is some one out there who's shattered heart feels like mine. It's unbearable.
I am so sorry. Sorry for your broken heart.
I wish I could hug you.

Jan 16, 2011
When death knocks on your door
by: J.R.W.

Shock/You hear what’s going on but you only go through motions or led by someone else
Denial/Disbelief – You want to stay asleep, you pray when you wake it was all a dream
Bewilderment/Unable to focus, lost
Disorientation/don’t know what to do, wandering aimlessly
Anguish/from the deepest abyss, it is dark but it is day
Panic/Every fiber of your being is racing, run, but where, hide from reality
Exhaustion/Almost coma like sleep, it is so, so deep, a safety net, the mind cannot cope
Fear/Your world has shifted to an unknown, life feels gone, your protector is gone, you’re vulnerable to everything
Depression/You somehow fell out of your picture frame into someone else’s movie and do not want to watch it. Unable to feel the pain will ease. Unable to feel…

I look back at these's almost a year since my husbands death. It somehow feels like yesterday. A weekly grief group has been a blessing. It's not a class, come and go as you want. Maybe you can find local hospitals or pastor. It is a long walk through grief that should not be taken alone. My heart goes out to you.


Jan 12, 2011
loss of husband
by: Janelle

The loss of a husband has been my journey as well. I know that it is not easy.

I just wanted to point out the interview with Michelle Neff Hernandez, the founder of Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation.

Those who have lost spouses may find some of their resources helpful.

Jan 11, 2011
loss of my hsband
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband of 41 years 30 07 2010 diagnosed with a rare illness and died 12 months later I too feel totally lost I dont have a purpose any more I dont know how to live my life without him I have never really had a single life always been part of a couple and I find I am wondering where do I go from here only those who have lost apartner will understand what I am saying

Nov 09, 2010

My husband of 34 years died of cancer..he was gone in a few weeks after we knew what was wrong.
I'm not doing well..looking for a way to get through this and something more i can't put words to.
What is between a husband wife is not something you can share with your children, friends or relatives..there is nothing to compare it to and when that is's a loss that's so heart breaking you can put it into words.
My husband has been gone for 17 months. I miss him. Life isn't much without him..

Oct 21, 2010
living after loss
by: Janelle


I'm so sorry to hear that you are experiencing this terrible loss. The sudden loss of a husband because of someone else's carelessness is tough. Everyone's grief experience is different, but our stories are similar in the type of loss except that my husband and I were married much less time.

May you find glimpses of hope in these difficult days. My heart is with you as I read your story.

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