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HI and thanks for sharing. I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish i had  words of encouragement to give you but i know you've heard them all. Time, we all just need time. 

I went through the Griefshare program here one and a half times. I might get back to it again later. An excellent program. Be well, be strong, have faith.

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Hi I lost my husband suddenly on May 30, 2017. We were newly weds of 6 months. I am attending a Grief share group in my area. I'm glad I did. We are in week #4. I live in Gainesville, FL....Go Gators!
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Hi, my husband passed away two months ago. I have been going to GriefShare.org. You put in your zip code and they will find one near you. I started in the middle of the 13 week session and mine ends tomorrow. I will definitely be starting from the beginning when it begins again in the fall. It has been very helpful. I hope this helps you.
I live in Space Coast area in Florida.
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Please name the Saturday group in central florida.

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Great idea, thank you. I will try networking through my existing communitites.
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@dwyer87m wrote:

Hi everyone. My beloved Husband passed right before thanksgiving. I read all the posts and can echo everyone of them. It's hard, every day. Legal issues, business issues, grief issues. I'm in a bereavement group and friends are supportive. I'm tapping into my religion and spirituality as well. I sometimes hear about widows groups and that's what i wanted to ask about. I'm in south Florida and so far none pop up on the internet. Does anyone know of any? I know I'm still early into my grief but i'm the type that needs to keep busy and who else understands what we're going through better than someone going/gone through it. Thanks.

 

 


Hi Ms Dwyer. Since you've been searching, i guess there aren't any that pop right up on google. But you could consider starting one at your place of worship, if you belong to a faith community. I've had good luck starting groups in  my church. i was once part of a group of 5 women. We decided to call ourselves the Courage Club because we needed Courage and discernment to figure out the next step in our lives. We disbanded after about 6 months, once the group served its purpose. If you put out the word, in a bulletin, and asked the pastor her or his opinion, and perhaps offered light refreshments, either in the church building or in your home, i bet you could come up with a group of 3 or 4, and that might be just enough support. Welcome the Widows Group. Or, the Widows' Gathering. Or something.

 

That takes a fair bit of energy, but it is a thought. 

 

Is there any suggestions coming from your bereavement group or its leader(s)? 

 

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I just lost my husband on Dec. 21st, 2016. I too, have searched online for something local. I am in Phoenix. There are some grief support groups, but none are specifically for spouses. I was hoping that AARP could point us in the right direction. I know I need something. Thanks.

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There is a group in Orlando that i was told about but too far for me. The bereavement group is different. Although these may sound same, i find bereavement groups to be about the process of healing, not about the process of "dealing" .... new life, new thoughts, new identity and all without my anchor. I'm Adrift. I've been given many books and I am going through them one by one. The main things learned from them.... everything I/we are feeling is normal, typical and then on the other hand... there is nothing typical about losing a spouse/partner. i know others have gotten through worse with less, I try to remember that. Sorry if i'm rambling but wanted to respond to your post, that i read it, hear you and send blessing. FYI, the bereavement group I found was the only one on a saturday afternoon (not weekday as I'm still working) - and i found it through the internet. 

 

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