Seeking advice from other widows UPDATE Post 42
Hi, I am in mid-50s and my husband died suddenly in June. I now know what heartbreak really means. He was everything to me, best friend, only family, co-worker.
I was enduring an unpleasant, poorly paid job with no benefits because we were making a big life change next year (plans of selling house, moving, starting second careers). I have sole responsibility now for a big house in mid-renovation (torn up bathroom and master bedroom) and a big yard that takes two solid days each week for me to mow. No close friends here. I dislike the area - very conservative Southern city, awful traffic, expensive.
I am thinking about a total new start somewhere. All that seems to surround me here are painful memories and reminders that he is gone.
One fact: I don't have any family here or any family to move closer to, in case someone was suggesting that.
UPDATE: I am seeing a therapist. Finances are very tight, I was left without any health insurance by his death and there was no life insurance payout.
Have any of you (or family and friends) been there? What did you do? How did decisions to stay or go turn out?