I am two days from noting the 14 month anniversary since my wife died. In the beginning it is a crisis and people rally around you. "If you need anything call me", they say. But as soon as the preacher said, "Amen!" at the funeral people started slipping/pulling away. In the beginning it was a few but it hurt. After six months there were a lot. Now after 14 months only two people are left out of the dozens my wife and I considered friends and good acquaintances. EVERYONE is gone. Since my daughter and I have no other family it really hurts. I knew from the beginning that nobody wanted to talk about my wife or the past so I didn't and don't. I am just looking to break-bread and spend time with folks and talk about the weather and what is happening in their lives. Even if I'm buying dinner I can't get them to show. "I'll get back with you after I check my calendar..." is what I hear. FYI, they NEVER call back. Grief when you loose a spouse is a a chronic condition and requires support for the long game and not just the week after their passing. What have you experienced? Where have you found support?