Greetings, all. I am new here. Lost my husband of 23+ years to metastatic melanoma just before Thanksgiving 2019. Had been attending grief support group meetings before groups were suspended because of the new coronavirus precautions. Continuing to go to monthly counseling. Had been looking forward to beginning a pottery class, but that too has been postponed. I have been open about my grief on social media. Sometimes families and friends get it. Other times I get advice I don’t want: suggestions to find a new partner, roommate, adopt rescue cats, and read a metaphysical book. People mean well. I just get tired of saying, "Not looking for advice. Just need you to listen." Meanwhile I am trying to be open to new things. Sending peace and strength to all who are grieving here.