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Recent widow

Dinuba, California
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Recent widow

I am a recent widow. My husband and I have traveled to sandals resorts for the last 7 years. We had a trip planned for my birthday and Valentine's Day. Should I still go in honor of him and of course I crave sandals especially because of what happened? I know I will be sad but I am sad at home, why not be sad in paradise. I am sure I would meet people and I have butlers. Thoughts?

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1. Re: Recent widow

I would. And I would take a girlfriend or sister with me.

Rochester, New York
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2. Re: Recent widow

I like Too Cold's idea.

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3. Re: Recent widow

Go! Have a good time in his memory. I went to Ochie with my daughter after she lost her husband. Worked out fine. She got much needed R&R and I got to see old friends.

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4. Re: Recent widow

Last January, while at Sandals Montego Bay, we met a man that was there alone because of the same circumstances you mentioned. He said he was glad that he had decided to take the vacation he and his wife had planned even though the death was very new to him.

I love the idea of taking someone with you.

I wish you the best.

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5. Re: Recent widow

comforting vibes!

Jamaica makes everything feel better and you have special memories there!

I too like the idea of going with someone as long as they will enjoy Jamaica as much as you and your husband did. Otherwise go alone and enjoy!


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6. Re: Recent widow

Definitely go. If you have a girlfriend to go with even better. But I think the memories would do your heart some good.

Sending loving light your way.

Edited: 19 September 2017, 18:27
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7. Re: Recent widow

Sorry for your loss, it's great your keeping your plans!

Let them know, maybe you can ask for dinner partners on staff

Your paying for two, they should let you treat some staff you love!

We met a gentleman at SRC that kept going after his wife passed :)

And Sandals has no problem, they save money;)

I agree it would be great to take another, but if you want your own bed try letting them know you'd enjoy a member of their staff to enjoy meals with you!

You're paying for two, that should get you wonderful service and staff should be able to enjoy time with you:))

I went once without my husband and they where wonderful and very concerned about me travelling alone

They made sure I was busy and comfortable:))

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8. Re: Recent widow

I'm so sorry for your loss.

I also think you should go. Just like you said, you're sad at home anyway. Why not take the trip you planned and go to paradise?

I would miss Sandals, too. I totally understand. <3

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9. Re: Recent widow

Bless your heart, sorry for the loss of your husband. Go on your planned trip, and may you find some peace and have a restful heart while there.

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10. Re: Recent widow

Thank you for your encouraging words. I would love the idea of having dinner with staff as I always enjoy hearing about their lives. Still not positive I can do this but feeling a little stronger as time goes on and hoping this would be a much needed rest.

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