melina Posted September 22, 2010 Report Share Posted September 22, 2010 I was thinking - after posting yesterday - that I've never actually lived alone before. I was in a dorm in college, and then shared with some friends. But my husband and I moved in together nearly 30 years ago, married a year and a half later, and now is the first time I've ever had to manage by myself. I'm 52, and I wonder if I can learn how to do this. I've never been the type to have a lot of friends, going out with "the girls", like other people have done. So far I'll have my youngest son at home until next fall, but he'll probably go off to college then. The grief, sadness and missing my husband is bad enough. But I feel actually pretty scared about doing everything myself, having all the responsibility for not only my own life, but my sons, our house, the yard, the dog, etc. And sooner or later I'll have to return to work, making all this even harder. Do other people feel this way and for those of you who have come further in the grief process, whose loss is not so recent, how have you learned to be alone? Melina Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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