I became an unmarried widow at 22 and found the DIH Discord group for young widows in their 20-30s around the one year anniversary of my partner dying.
I’d been in a few other grief supprt groups but the other people were often significantly older than me and experiencing different challenges. None of my friends or peers could relate in any way because hardly anyone loses a partner so young. I felt so alone.
I was in a bad place when I joined the Discord group and I don’t know if I’d still be here if I hadn’t joined. Meeting so many people who get it, who you can relate to, who you can laugh and cry with and who support you through the ups and downs saved me.
The group has people from around the world so there’s nearly always someone awake to talk to! I’m so grateful for DIH, and a lot of the friends I’ve made through it are like a second family.