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After being widowed for four years I thought I would try the Silversurfers dating, perhaps to meet someone who would enjoy their trips. Holidays with?
One man, no photo, after two lines of interaction offered me a chance to drive with him to France to a property he owns. My question is, how responsible and selective are the Silversurfers staff in monitoring the applicants as I cannot imagine anyone would willingly go away with a stranger for five days!! Would they?
Would be interested to hear peoples views!
Has anyone experienced this? My ex has just died and am very confused as I feel nothing except sorrow for his siblings and worry about my children. We separated 30 + years ago and he never contacted us until 15 years later when he wanted his share of our home which he had never contributed to. He never supported his children and continually had affairs throughout the marriage. I had to work to support us and maintain the property. Unfortunately his name was on the documents and so he was entitled to one third of the property in law. I cashed everything in to keep our home and worked an extra 5 years after I should have retired until I had to stop for health reasons. Looking back I was mentally bullied and lost my self esteem. I have remained friends with his siblings and other relatives. Despite the hate and disgust felt by my children over what he had done I am glad to say they have agreed to go to the funeral and be pall bearers. I am so proud of them and I have asked his family if they would mind me attending (just to support my children). The problem is I am actually glad he is dead and it makes me feel like a bad person. I will of course hide these feelings but want to tell the story of what he did to me to make me feel this way. I thought I had got over it but I am carrying this bitterness which is very damaging. Any ideas who I could talk to?
Hi, to anyone out there.
After being in a relationship 22 years the wife has declared, not completely unsurprisingly, that our marriage is over. So, at 57 I'm feeling washed up and washed out.
Time is the greatest healer, but still, at this age, it stings. I've no idea of what my future holds, it's presently, a much emptier place.
Married for 48 (for better or worse) my husband has always loved his home and garden and his interest in anything else has only been when it suited him. We have 3 grown up children who are all doing well and I feel this is the time we should be enjoying ourselves.
Seven years ago my husband began binge eating and consequently put on a lot of weight. He has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and also has water works problems. His attitude to life is poor me and he spends every day pottering in the garden or reading.
We have no communication, never go out together and I feel more like his sister! I have recently inherited a house and a sum of money with which I would like to travel. I know what oh's reaction will be, sulking like a small child and not even interested in where or what I would be doing. I make a point of going out with friends for lunch or shopping and I get greeted with "it took you long enough".
What would you do?
I recently stayed in Warner's Leisure Hotel at Nidd Hall nr Harrogate, and by chance got talking to a person who was on her own staying at the venue over the same period, I had used an organised coach trip and stay at the Hotel were she had used her car to travel to the Hotel from Durham.
We got talking in the corridor on the Friday outside the restaurant, exchanging conversations, I used the coach to go on trips to Harrogate and on the Sunday around the Dales, but on return did see her in the grounds as it was nice weather and talked about how the day had gone.
On the Monday, whilst waiting to board my coach home I was seated in a lounge. She was making her way out to her car to leave, but noticing me in the lounge, she glanced from the door and said hope to see you soon, we never exchanged details.
I have contacted Warner's and the data protection side of things has made it impossible to find her details.