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View Poll Results: How would you live after your significant other passes away?
I'll move on and eventually find comfort in someone else 10 41.67%
Alone forever! 11 45.83%
I'll marry Twikoff 3 12.50%
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Old 03-19-17, 12:18 AM   #1
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When your signficant other is gone how would you go on?

You have the best partner in the whole wide world but sadly she/he is diagnosed with Cancer and dies and you're left alone. Would you move on to find someone else or do you stay alone forever?
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Old 03-19-17, 02:11 AM   #2
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Re: When your signficant other is gone how would you go on?

Never marrying ever again.
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Old 03-19-17, 05:13 AM   #3
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Re: When your signficant other is gone how would you go on?

I would just keep on living life. Whatever happens, happens. I don't "plan" on finding someone. You're more likely to settle that way.
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Old 03-19-17, 05:33 AM   #4
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Re: When your signficant other is gone how would you go on?

It took me 48 years to find the only woman I'll ever marry. If she's gone I'll have very little reason to go on. I'm not suicidal but life without my wife would be a sad existence. I hope I never have to deal with it.
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Old 03-19-17, 06:05 AM   #5
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Re: When your signficant other is gone how would you go on?

I may not actively search for someone else, but if I would happen to meet someone great later on, I might go with it.
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Old 03-19-17, 08:32 AM   #6
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Re: When your signficant other is gone how would you go on?

Love isn't unique to one person in the world. It's not true that you are awarded only one true love, and if you miss your connection then you'll be alone forever. I would try to find someone else.
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Old 03-19-17, 10:18 AM   #7
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Re: When your signficant other is gone how would you go on?

I'm 48 and haven't found her yet. I won't live long enough to do it again if the first one drops.
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Re: When your signficant other is gone how would you go on?

I'd go on without her and see what happens.
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Old 03-19-17, 10:58 AM   #9
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I would get a lot of cats.
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Old 03-19-17, 10:58 AM   #10
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Re: When your signficant other is gone how would you go on?

I doubt I would find anyone like my wife ever again. Especially since I'm short, old, fat and not rich.
I would be lost without her.

On a sad note, my next door neighbor came over a couple of hours ago to let us know his wife passed away last night. She had been having problems for the past couple of years and was in the hospital the past few days. They were both in their 60s, I'm not sure how long they were married, but they have kids in their 40's. He was heartbroken, and it was sad to seem him like this. He's an OTR trucker, and from what he tells us, he helps support the "kids" a lot. Poor guy will probably never be able to retire. One of his daughters and her deadbeat husband and kids has been living with him since they bought the house.
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Old 03-19-17, 11:14 AM   #11
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Re: When your signficant other is gone how would you go on?

It would depend on how old I was when it happened and how long we'd been together. I'm almost 52 now and I have had four major relationships in my life, two of them in my twenties, one in my thirties, and one in my forties that ended around the time I turned 50. I have known for most of my life that I'm better off single but keep trying to change that ... call it an eccentricity. I am comfortable living alone with my collection of felines, so I can safely say that if a relationship ended due to my partner's death, I would not seek another one NOW ... but so far all of my relationships have ended due to discord rather than death. If my first partner in my twenties had died, I might well have sought another one.
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Re: When your signficant other is gone how would you go on?

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Love isn't unique to one person in the world. It's not true that you are awarded only one true love, and if you miss your connection then you'll be alone forever. I would try to find someone else.
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Old 03-19-17, 12:41 PM   #13
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Re: When your signficant other is gone how would you go on?

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Love isn't unique to one person in the world. It's not true that you are awarded only one true love, and if you miss your connection then you'll be alone forever. I would try to find someone else.
I wouldn't mind finding another pal to live and share the bills with. That's love, man.
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That's hilarious!

Mrs Danger is the best thing that ever happened to me. But I'm not going to put the back of my hand to my forehead and say, "I'll never love again!"
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Old 03-19-17, 02:29 PM   #15
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There's no such thing as a soul mate. If you think you can't be happy without your current love or child or any individual then start working on getting your brain fixed asap.

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Re: When your signficant other is gone how would you go on?

I'm living with bando.
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Old 03-19-17, 05:08 PM   #18
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There's no such thing as a soul mate. If you think you can't be happy without your mate then start working on getting that fixed asap.
What is the fix?

There are animals like dogs that suffer when their owner is gone. There are people that die of suffering when their spouse is gone. There are mothers that die when their child is gone. It's just the way of life for some.

Do you think it's all mental?
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There's no such thing as a soul mate. If you think you can't be happy without your current love or child or any individual then start working on getting your brain fixed asap.
I don't believe in "soul mates" either, but I love my wife more than anything, I still feel like we're newlyweds and we've been married for 10 years. Neither of us want to be separated from the other for long, my job keeps us apart for longer than either of us would like. If something ever happened to her, I'd be lost. If that is unhealthy, then so be it. I don't feel as though there's anything wrong with that, nothing in my brain needs to be "fixed".
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Re: When your signficant other is gone how would you go on?

I have no doubt at all that I would eventually date and try and find someone to marry if my wife died. When my first marriage ended, I dated solely with the objective of meeting the woman I would marry next, not to enjoy my new "freedom". I've always been wired as a long-term monogamous kind of guy I guess.
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Trips to Pahrump several times a year while I sought "conventional" dates.
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I dunno. I encounter, but it's rare, elderly couples who have been married for 50+ years. They are happy, respect one another, etc. I always tell them I'm honored to know them, if only for a short moment when they are around me, as this is so rare these days.
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for fucks sakes, a dvd messageboard shouldn't be this bleak.
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Old 03-20-17, 06:25 AM   #24
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I'd move on. But I'd wait a couple of weeks.
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I dunno. I encounter, but it's rare, elderly couples who have been married for 50+ years. They are happy, respect one another, etc. I always tell them I'm honored to know them, if only for a short moment when they are around me, as this is so rare these days.
Maybe you're hanging with the wrong crowd.

I know quite a few who are closing in on the 50-year mark (we'll celebrate 40 years on July 15) along with quite a few who have exceeded that. Fifty-year anniversaries may be rarer these days because people are generally delaying marriage to later ages than in previous generations. That includes people who wait until they finish their schooling/professional training to get married, people who want to get careers established first, and people who live together in a relationship before eventually deciding to get married. And those who keep looking for the perfect match (or at least, superior to what they've seen so far. ).

If a person gets married at age 25, they have to live to be 75 to hit their 50-year anniversary. Life expectancy has increased that possibility, but I know several who would have made it had not death intervened.

Maybe the bar should be lowered a bit to the silver anniversary. Usually it a couple makes it that far, they're pretty much in it for the long run.
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