This group does NOT take the place of professional grief counseling. I would advise someone in the very early stages of grief to seek counseling through a therapist or newly bereaved grief meetings but it does not preclude you from being a member here. You need all the resources you can get.
We are more of a group to get together and be able to talk to others who understand what we have gone through and share our fears of the future.
We are a group who welcomes those who have had a recent loss as well as those who are further along in the grief process.
Support is a continuing need as our life progresses from intense grief to more day to day living and the ups and downs of the roller coaster ride we are on.
Widows and widowers are some of the most understanding people on the earth. As we meet we develope an instant bond because we know we have shared such a common loss and are still sharing many grief processes no matter how long it has been.
We are of differing ages. Some have tragically been widowed at a very early age and are raising young children alone. Some of us are older yet with a lot of life left to live and we wonder if we are to spend it alone or if we can find another love at an older age.
Some of us are facing the issues of dating again, having sex again, and other fears of what the future holds for us.
Whatever the need we will be here to love and support each other through the process of moving forward with our lives.
We understand the sadness and new grief but also understand the need to laugh again and have fun again so while sad talk is not off the table, neither is laughing and having fun.
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