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Post by Charliej on Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:50 pm

I lost my wife a little over a month ago. I have found that one of the things that really has helped me is talking to others who are going through the same thing. I was wondering if there would be any interest in forming a group of people who have lost a spouse for the purpose of helping each other deal with the loss. If you are interested let me know. If there is enough interest we will try to form a group, if there is not enough interest, maybe individually we could help each other.
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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:10 pm

I am sorry for your loss, Charlie.

Valerie Rhoda is a licensed counselor and has a support group in Ajijic. Can’t remember the exact name but it is for people grieving a significant loss. I believe most members have lost a spouse through death though it is not limited to that. I do not have her phone number at hand but her email is vhrhoda at gmail. Contact her to see if her group might work for you.

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Post by lakeside7 on Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:48 pm

There is a group that meets at the The Nueva Posada on Tuesdays or Wednesday that may fulfil your needs

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Post by ferret on Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:13 pm

I am also truly sorry for your loss Charlie. Even when you know it's coming, it's really hard to accept. Everybody is different in the way they process grief. I hid. It's a tough go but was right for me. It was three years last September and I still miss him every day. I have kept busy, very busy.
Whatever works for you. All I can say is that you will muddle through it whatever you choose. It's OK to cry.
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Post by Charliej on Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:16 pm

I do cry. It is impossible to not cry. After 52 years I am lost,
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Post by ferret on Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:20 pm

I sent you a pm Charlie
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Post by Carry Bean on Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:04 pm

Oh, Charlie I can’t imagine how you feel. I’m so sorry.

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Post by HoneyBee on Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:40 pm

I lost my mom here in 2012 and joined the Valerie Rhoda group for as I can recall at least 3 months. It made a huge difference.

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Post by ferret on Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:37 pm

I went to the Homeopathic Doctor who used to be close to Yves and is now located between the Swedish Bakery and Chrissy's Hair Salon in the Laguna Mall.
If he hadn't been recommended by my landlords at that time (one a Psychiatrist and the other a Psychologist), I wouldn't have even thought of it. I was scatter shooting, unable to complete simple tasks and wondered where my organizational skills had gone. That's on top on the crying, the sighing and the general depression. He made me a potion of Ignatia and I put X number of drops under my tongue twice a day. I started to rally in a couple of weeks. And, although still sad, was able to start functioning again. I finished the bottle and thought I was done. In three weeks, I was sliding again. Went back and got another bottle, finished it and have been fine ever since.
I don't care who doesn't believe in Homeopathy. Each to his/her own. It REALLY helped me so I thought I'd share.
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Post by Chapalagringa on Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:18 pm

Very sorry to hear of your loss Charlie so kind of you to offer. We had many losses summer 2016, it was rough. You may of heard of the Doo Wops group, they have a Christmas show December 18th at La Bodega? Jerry Morse sings like Elvis, he lost his wife that summer 2016. He’s a friend of mine. If you see him, please introduce yourself to him and tell him Lori said you should meet him. He’s a really nice friendly person and very easy to talk to.

Ferret, I’m glad the natural drops helped, of course they’re real and YES they do help! Pharmaceuticals try to mimic natural with horrible side effects.
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