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becka_kitty
06:19 pm - Mostly Rhetorical Question
Will I ever stop measuring time in how long since the accident?

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From:roseskill
Date:May 4th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)

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I'm almost twenty-two months out. Around sixteen months, that ended for me. It wasn't anything conscious, but for about six months now, i've actually had to stop and think about how far out i am. It feels weird, like i should be able to say how far out i am, down to the second, at any given moment. But, for me at least, this has been quite free-ing.
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From:amand_r
Date:May 5th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)

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Yeah, for me it was 4 years this April, and I had to think about it.

Then I kind of wish I hadn't thought about it.
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From:roseskill
Date:May 5th, 2010 01:31 am (UTC)

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Yea, i hear you. It stinks when you have to stop and think about how far out you are, but moreso when the realization settles in. I dunno if i'll ever have to think about the years, seeing as how my husband passed two days before my twenty-sixth birthday. That's not something that falls out of even my spotty memory. Either way. It sucks, but what doesn't lol.
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From:amand_r
Date:May 5th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)

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Yeah, my husband killed himself the day after we found out I was pregnant, so I often think about that when I look at my kid. I don't know what I'm going to say to her, because no matter how much it wasn't about that, to the outsider it sure looks like it sometimes.

That sucks for it to be so close to your birthday. It's like, way to ruin a holiday every year.
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From:roseskill
Date:May 5th, 2010 06:51 am (UTC)

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Oddly, on my birthday last year, which was just after my one year... It wasn't the thought of his death that bothered me so much. It was the memory of meeting, on my twenty-sixth, the world's cheeriest funeral director. I worked in retail at the time, and I distinctly remember telling my friend that i'd heard my manager discuss the soda order with more compassion.

I'm sorry about the situation with your daughter. Best wishes, my thoughts are with you.
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From:lil_ms_drama
Date:May 5th, 2010 04:15 am (UTC)
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What a (bad) coincidence. My husband died 5 days before my 30th birthday. I know what you're saying about wondering when you'll stop thinking of it. For me, little things trigger that memory. I recently realized that this year will be his 5 year anniversary and that means he'll have been gone the same length of our marriage.
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From:roseskill
Date:May 5th, 2010 06:59 am (UTC)

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I'm sorry. I'm noticing as i approach my two year anniversary that i'm reacting differently this year. But Chad and I were married three years, so next year i get to figure out where you're coming from. It's strangely interesting, in a crappy way, to look back as time passes and wonder. The first year, i don't feel as if i changed at all. I was locked in a time warp, or so it seemed. This past year, i've gone out of my way to re-claim some sort of life ...but now, thinking about it ...Chad was desperately ill the last almost-year of our marriage. After all that, plus the time after his death ...would he even know me now? I feel like such a vastly different person.

Lol sorry. Not sure where that came from?
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From:smileyali
Date:May 5th, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
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My therapist splits the world into people who do dates and people who don't. I'm afraid if you are a date person - you know, never forgets a sibling's birthday then it's likely to stick with you. I was widowed 4 and a half years ago, and the significant dates never get forgotten.
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From:divamelisande
Date:April 13th, 2011 11:06 am (UTC)
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I'm well aware that it's nearly 3 years since he died. I don't measure every day, every hour, every significant moment the way I used to, but I never forget significant dates.

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