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Old 10-12-2012, 02:12 PM
Location: SWFL
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Congratulations, mathguy! That is woderful news. I'm so happy for you.

That is so good to hear that you are keeping the grandparents involved in your and your children's life. There's nothing better than everyone liking each other. You are a good man. Does your intended have any children herself? I'm also glad to hear you are keeping your late wife alive in your children's hearts. I hope with age your little one will come to grips with her grief.

God Bless you and yours,
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:13 PM
Location: USA
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Ok, my wife of >12 years passed from cancer after a long illness and I have 2 kids around the age of 10 and I'm in my later 30's.

I wasn't sure where to even put this topic but I'm just looking for some general advice or maybe just a conversation from people that have seen this before about what this new uncharted territory brings.

Sorry for being so general but just looking for some people that have been in or seen similar circumstances that might have some thoughtful comments or advice that I could weigh. (Kids are probably my main focus but I'm open to hearing anything related to this type of situation...)


1. Get your kids grief counseling and/or therapy. THEY NEED IT.

2. After the "mourning period," however long that is, remarry & give them a stepmother. Children need a mother. Select with care, but do select someone who is loving and will love them.

OOPS! Didn't read all the replies before I posted. Congrats
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