Category Archives: John K Snyder

Sexual Predation Has a Life-Long Impact on Its Victims

There’s an article in today’s Portland (ME) Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram titled Scars of abuse linger for former Boy Scouts now well into middle age. Unless you have a subscription to the PPH/MST, you may not be able to access … Continue reading

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On the Fourth Anniversary

Four years ago today my husband took his own life.  I still can’t believe the depth of pain and hopelessness he was living with to do such a final, fatal act. But I understand it.   I miss you terribly, John. … Continue reading

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Bliss

Opening your heart to someone – really opening it – doesn’t mean everything will always be sweetness and light, although there are moments (many moments) when the love is pure and gentle.   Opening your heart means a willingness to … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary – I Love You

Today is our 10th wedding anniversary.  I have to celebrate it alone, though. My great big strong brilliant talented wonderful husband killed himself almost two years ago. So instead of laughing and loving and toasting more years to come, I … Continue reading

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Support Group Meeting Space – It’s Looking Great!

Good morning! Those who have been following my blogs here, on Facebook and on MeetUp know that the past few months have been tough for me… not only am I dealing with the tragedy of my husband’s suicide last year, … Continue reading

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Kicking Down the Door

I tried both the kicking the door down and picking the lock on that horrid door. But the demons had had their nightmare grip for too long.    I am so sorry.  ***************************** For more information about The Grief Warrior … Continue reading

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Profits from Two Businesses to Help Fund The Warrior Project

  John and I owned both a small antiques shop and a used bookstore in Lewiston, Maine. After John died, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with the two shops – they take up a huge amount of … Continue reading

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Coming Out of My Bedroom

After John first died, and after all the flow of visitors stopped dropping in, and after my daughter went back home to California (nearly a month later), I pretty much holed up in what was our bedroom. My big house (9 … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part…

I think the hardest part of my husband’s suicide is the recognition of how much emotional and physical pain he was in, and how it must have colored every aspect of his life. Although I desperately miss him and am … Continue reading

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I Will Not Be Silent

The Warrior Project will be a warm, welcoming drop-in center for those living with extreme emotional and/or physical pain coupled with hopelessness, and a resource for families and friends fearing for the life of, or grieving the loss of, the … Continue reading

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