Hey folks. This website and its predecessor have been lifelines for me on this widow journey. I found YWBB about a month after my first husband died. The day my second husband died, I was surrounded by some people I met just 2 weeks later at a local Widowbago (as well as some others I met after that time). I hope that people will take advantage of the possibilities for connections with others who can understand the heartache of losing a spouse/partner and others who have learned to keep living with their broken and healing hearts. I have had the privilege of meeting several people from this site and I have developed virtual friendships with a few others as well. I may never get to meet the people I have come to care about who live in other countries, but they are still a part of my support system. I live in the US, but have met wids when I traveled to Canada and Australia (hey - when you go that distance, why not?) as well as across the US.
Find someone whose post resonates with you and take a small risk with a PM. You never know - you might find a friend.
Hugs to all of you,