Newly widowed

My husband of nearly 20 years died suddenly just under 3 weeks ago. We had been together for 27 years. We have three children 18,16 and 12. I’m exhausted. I’ve never felt this sad or alone ever.


So sorry you are here. My wife died 6 weeks ago. I have similar aged children and we were together a similar time as you. The pain is excruciating isn’t it!? The loneliness is the worst. No one can take that away but posting on this site and speaking with others in a similar position will help. In one sense, you are not alone. There are so many here who are unfortunately going through and have gone through what you are experiencing, and many will be able to offer you hope. Please reach out and speak with people. Share what you are feeling. There will be support here to help you through it, one small step at a time. You will find an enormous amount of love here.


Similar here it’s so mentally draining and trying to keep it together for the kids is the hardest


So sorry this has happened to you - the pain is unbearable. I hope you have some support and people who are there for you. It’s exhausting dealing with your own emotions but when you also have children that takes an additional toll on you.

I am in the same situation, 8 months now for me. I can’t honestly say it gets easier. The pain never goes away but I do feel a little bit more in control of my emotions.

Please keep posting on here as there is so much support out there from those in the same awful situation.

Sending you a big hug.

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