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I am new here . And My husband passed away unexpectedly from cancer 3 months ago he was in remission for 6 yrs and my whole life has been turned upside down we were married for 35yrs and my life has been turned upside 

Down I feel so alone And disorientated I miss him so much my life seems so empty now he was my soul mate feels like half of me died with him

how do I adapt to life without him ??



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Re: Widowed


I am so sorry to hear about your husband.

It must be so difficult to lose someone so suddenly that has been such a big part of your life for so long.

You've been married for almost as long as I've been alive. I can only imagine how difficult that is for you.

Do you have much family near by to talk about him with?

Sending my love.



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Re: Widowed

Thank you for yr support and caring 

yes it is very difficult  I  just feel so lost 

and disorientated all of a sudden I have lost my soul mate I don’t  know How to live life without him we were together for such a long time 

yes I have family and a close network of friends but they can only do so

much they can’t take away the unbearable pain and grief 

I just wasn’t ready to loose him 


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Re: Widowed

Please look up also Grief/Bereavement Counselors in your region, they could really help you. 


And if you feel like you're needing more mental health support, also ask counselors if there are any 12-Stop Social or Mutual Support Groups that can help you out. 


Meetup.com may also provide links to support groups for you.  I've found many on there. 


Best wishes - CMS

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