This is a group for young widows and widowers in Nassau County. And by young I mean under 45 years old. As widows and widowers in this age bracket we have the unfortunate distinction of experiencing the grief of losing our partner at a very young and very unnatural age. Often times this comes with having young children as well and we are additionally not only widowed but also now single parents. So basically, we have a very unique experience of grief that only others who have experienced it can really understand.

Strangely enough, I haven't been able to find another group like this in the area. All the other groups who claim they're for young widowers are really for older folks in a much different situation than us and with a much different perspective. So my hope in starting this group is simply to meet some other people who are going through the same sorts of things I am. Just to get together, hang out, and share perspectives. And maybe even heal a little.

Please note that most meet ups for this group are not intended to include our children. It's more for young widows and widowers to get together and meet others like them so perspective can be gained through shared experience.

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    "My name is Jim and I lost my wife to brain cancer. She was sick for some time and passed away in July 2014. I have two beautiful daughters ages 4 & 8."
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    "Hi, I'm Rob im 49, I know I'm over the established age for this group however In all other ways I fit. I lost my wife of 7 years this August 2014 leavimg me with a 2 year old son and 5 year old daughter."
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    "Hi Im sorry I can't make it, I've been wanting to come to one of the events but one of my kids is performing tomorrow. I have three children ages 11, 9, and 6 and hope to make it to an event soon."

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    "Thank you for organizing this. I can't come as I need to drive the kids... I lost my husband in June this year and have two teens and an 11 year old. I do hope to make connections­ soon."

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