Lost my husband 2 weeks ago any forum reccomends ?

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raspberryroop Wed 21-Mar-12 07:56:28

Bit lost at the moment - lots of RL support but dont really want to talk to anyone close - any one have any link to forumn for youngish widows (45 - 3kids) the only ones I can find are for older ladies thanks

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Calamityboo Wed 21-Mar-12 18:36:11

Hi, sorry I have no recommendations for you but this will move your post into active threads. I am so very sorry for you and your dc's loss.

DaffodilsAhoy Wed 21-Mar-12 18:39:11

Unfortunately there are other mnetters who have lost their dh's young like you. I am sure someone will be along to help soon. I am very, very sorry for your loss.

morecoffeepleaseholdthecake Wed 21-Mar-12 18:40:00

So sorry for your loss raspberryroop.

I cannot offer any recommendations and I'm sure someone will be along soon who can, but bumping this for you.

Thinking of you and your children.

Bohica Wed 21-Mar-12 18:41:48

No links but just wanted to say how sorry I am for you and glad you have RL support.

NormaStanleyFletcher Wed 21-Mar-12 18:42:06

You could try WAY

So sorry for your loss sad

doowop Wed 21-Mar-12 18:48:36

Sorry to hear of your loss. I found WAY quite useful but spent more time lurking on an american site. There was quite a few Brits posting too. www.ywbb.org/forums

Hope that link works for you.

doowop Wed 21-Mar-12 18:50:46

I'm not sure how old your children are but Winstons Wish is a charity for bereaved children. My daughter was too young to make use of their website but it is very good and worth a look.

Tooblunt2012 Wed 21-Mar-12 18:53:34

Just wanted to say I'm very sorry for your loss & hope you're able to find some useful resources.

raspberryroop Wed 21-Mar-12 21:43:04

Many thanks for the suggestions - children are 13, 10 and 7 - they coped really well for the 1st 2 weeks but we are all starting to wobble now

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Calamityboo Wed 21-Mar-12 22:00:14

Of course they are, you are a brilliant mum for reaching out to get help for them and yourself. Please tell them, that they will never stop missing their dad but it will become easier to remember the good times. I lost my father when I was 13, and I speak from experience. Thoughts are with you all.

GColdtimer Sat 24-Mar-12 00:36:13

So sorry for your loss. The way foundation is supposed to be good and the Merrywidow website has an excellent forum. There are sadly lots of mn'ers in a similar situation. I am sure if you bumped your message when it is s bit busier a few would be along to help.

Ilovegeorgeclooney Sat 24-Mar-12 17:58:49

Hello my DH died totally unexpectedly 23/1/11 when I was 48 and I also had 3 children. I don't know what I can say about support forums, I found my greatest source of online support were the lovely ladies on the Tamoxifen thread. If you want to pm me I would be delighted to hear from you. Please look after yourself and your DC.

myfriendflicka Sun 25-Mar-12 17:10:56


So sorry to hear about your dh.

I would second merry widow as an excellent forum. Every time I thought: "I bet no-one else has felt this", I would find someone on there posting about it. It helps you feel less alone. I lost my husband 4 years ago when I was 47 and I have found it really helpful.

I also tried WAY in the early days but didn't find that as helpful to be honest.

It is so early for you - look after yourself and your children as much as you can.

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 27-Mar-12 18:20:47

i am so sorry for your loss - my dh died april 2011 so nearly a year ago

tbh at times i find mw depressing - there are never any happy posts - just people posting describing their feelings and 99% saying they cant talk to their friends or family - or that they dont understand

i often read and think fuck they need better friends -the only way ive got through the past 11mths is through the help and love and support of my friends

way on the other hand is fab, and meet up once a month for drinks/meals/chat and this i enjoy - but think this is down to the leader of my area

cruse supplied a counsellor for me who i see fortnightly -again she is very good

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