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Old 08-16-2017, 11:17 PM
 
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I used to always put a little memorial message in the local paper on my husband's birthday, I think for the first five years after his death. I just realized today that I forgot his birthday two days ago and I honestly feel like I "betrayed" him. I know that's foolish, but I'm just in tears because even though it's been nine years since he died, I should have remembered his birthday, dammit!
No. It means you are getting on with your life. He'd want that.

I felt terrible the first time I forgot my father's, mother's, brother's, nephew's, husband's birthday or date of death.

Maybe I was really busy or having a little fun. Life is for the living.
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:23 PM
 
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I ended up being too stressed to be sad. I would like some traditions. I am envious of people with religious or other traditions that really soothe them to do.

When I think about my Mom now, I have a candle that I light. It's the kind made for things like that. There is no scent and they are tall, and I believe slow burning. IDK. It seems to help.
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