just lost my husband in accident


Hi, I just lost my husband of 14 years 11/2 weeks ago in a really bad accident. I have been with him since I was 15 years old. I am in the numb stage now but have 3 kids so I need to be able to function for them.I was just looking for some advice on how to handle this. I would apreciate any advice I can get thank you.

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I'm so sorry.

I think at this stage you're doing really well if you can just put one foot in front of the other & move through the day.

You do have to function for the children, but you don't have to carry the burden alone:

Holler for help.

Go to your family, friends, neighbors, clergy, the children's teachers & their classmates' mothers, everybody you can think of, & ask them for their prayers & their "strong backs" to help carry this burden.

I wish you the best.

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I am so sorry for your loss. I have not had this experience, but I do know that you must allow yourself to go through the grieving process in all its phases. As someone else here said, you cannot skip grief, you have to walk right through it. I would strongly recommend that you call your local hospital to find out about grief counseling, whether individual or group. You reached out for help here, and that's wonderful, but you should also reach out for professional help which will benefit both you and your children. Family and friends' support is helpful too.

Again, I am so sorry, and my heart aches for you and your children as well. Post back and let us know how you are doing.


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Try this first.

The board is a little more active than this one, and has forums broken down for newly widowed, 6 - 12 months, special circumstances, etc. Widowchick has a discussion group on Facebook.

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i know and can understand what you are going through because even i m in the same state..but atleast think you have kids for whom you can live..i dont have anyone and really wish that he should have given me atleast one child..i m myself in bad state to advice but still if you feel like sharing i can understand being one sailing in same boat.

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I found this forum today. The loss of my husband (2009) has been the most difficult thing I have ever faced. It is good to read the post of so many caring individuals. We need each others advice and prayers.

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Loss of one's spouse is probably one of the hardest things we ever have to face. If you can try to do one positive thing everyday I think it will help both you and your children. There are many sources available to help you cope with your loss.

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I am so very sorry for your loss.

My husband died unexpectedly two years ago.
This will be a difficult road, it still is very difficult for me at this point.

There are many younger widows on a site called youngwidows; you may find people you can relate to at that site, I still read it.

My condolences to all of you; no one knows what this is like but another widow. It is good to keep all of your friends and family but finding someone who can actually relate helps.

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