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Posted: 10/11/21 01:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My wife of 37 years and RV partner passed away. She and I loved to load up the dogs and go camping. We started in a van camper in 1987.

In 2017 we went together to CW and bought a new travel trailer together. That was the first new rig we ever bought. The plan was to finish her puppy's championship in the AKC and then enjoy the camping. Now none of that will ever happen.

Now I look at that RV and I don't feel any interest in RVing at all. It was fun because it was us.

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Posted: 10/11/21 01:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So sorry to hear of your loss.


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Posted: 10/11/21 01:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Oh, man, I’m so sorry for your loss.

I know you are missing her so much, and scant comfort that it is, my reassurance that things will get better is still offered. I’m sure she would want you to carry on, and live fully all the rest of your days.





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Posted: 10/11/21 01:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am so sorry for your loss. I counsel surviving partners frequently and advise that you make no rash decisions RE camping or anything else.


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Posted: 10/11/21 02:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So sorry for your loss. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace.


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My condolences. I agree with Lwiddis not to rush into any decisions. You may end up enjoying the memories when you take the trailer out. Or you may find another activity that you can use the trailer for.

Just take the time to mourn for now.


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Please take time to heal. I feel and understand your feeling of "nothing". At least she is no longer in pain.


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Posted: 10/11/21 03:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think this is everyone's worst nightmare, to work so hard towards our dream retirement and then lose the partner whom we've loved for so long and built the dream with.

My heart goes out to you.


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Time will heal your soul. Hopefully you have family and friends close by to fill the void from her passing.

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Posted: 10/11/21 04:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It happened to me a few years ago and we had a trip planned. Inside I knew she would want me to take it so I packed the dogs an went on the two week trip. It was hard at first but then realized it was the right thing to do; for both of us. I am able to relate to your situation.

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