Retirement and suddenly widowed
I retired in April of 2011. My husband & I spent 3 months in Northern Belize to see if it was some where we would want to retire to. We fell in love with Belize, the people and made a lot of new friends. He went back in Sept. and I joined him in Oct. We were in the process of finding a smaller house to rent as we did not want to buy property there.
He passed away on Nov. 1, 2011.
I returned back to the states to take care of things here. I see alot on your website but nothing about being a widow and retirement. Do you plan on adding anything to your site at any point in time?
There are very few sites that address finding yourself suddenly a widow in retirement with nothing to do.
Wendy: I hope widows and widowers out there will respond to you. Sending sympathy and prayers your way...
You are right, this topic belongs on my site to help others who find themselves in the same situation. Actually, this is 50% of us at some point in life.. right? Someone has to die first, so the partner left has to go on with life. Personally, I can't imagine that!
A year or so ago, I had a man from Mexico who had just moved there in retirement. He was excited to write about his new life there, though a bit depressed, and wrote one article. His wife traveled home to the USA, he stayed in Mexico. A week or so later, she emailed me to say he died while she was away in the U.S. I was so shocked!
Many prayers sent your way...