10 Stories of the Sad Reality of Saying Goodbye to Your Spouse

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When you say “I do” to the “death do you part,” bit it’s hard to think about what that actually means.

That means that, most likely, at some point, one of you is going to watch the other die. It’s a terrible thing to think about, though there is comfort in knowing you can face it together.

Still, that doesn’t go an awfully long way to removing the sting, as these anonymous stories show.

10. “My husband…”

Well. That’s a heck of a time to get that off your chest.

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9. “It’s too expensive now.”

Ah, America. Where it’s too expensive to be sick.

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8. “I should be crying”

I don’t think it’s uncommon to have this kind of response to something horrible.

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7. “Everything falling apart”

I hope it gets better, because that sounds horrible.

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6. “Hit a brick wall”

The kids will see how you handle this, and it will matter.

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5. “What is wrong with me?”

Grief makes us crazy, but this is probably a line of coping you should stop.

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4. “Trying to hold it all together”

That feeling like everything is falling down around you.

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3. “My worst fear is happening”

What could be worse?

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2. “It’s hard to be thankful”

Just what am I thanking whom for?

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1. “2 weeks tomorrow”

Far too soon, far too short.

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To all of those going through something like this – our hearts are with you. The pain is unfathomable and the strength is enormous.

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