Noticed some of us here were widow/widowers.. Different from divorce?
I noticed on another blog post some of us SMs had 1st husbands who died for one or another reasons. Sunshine, JSmom & dabevans are some I see.
I also am a widow, and will be marrying FDH next year. I don't have any biokids.
What has been your guys experience with being with a partner with an ex and s-kids, when your previous marriage ended in a death? I know my FDH sometimes feels like he & I have been through the same thing, since he also "lost" a spouse through divorce. I am 100 % certain he and I have NOT been through the same thing. It's hard to explain to him though without sounding like "poor me." which is not my style
I don't hold my late H's memory sacred, and I am not a walking shrine to him. But sometimes I feel like I wish I could honor his memory more than I can with FDH and SD8 such a living, active part of my life. I think they like to pretend he didn't exist...
How do you guys handle these feelings? Is your late spouse a part of anyone in your family's life but yours?