I’ve mentioned “a friend” a lot lately, and well, it’s time to introduce that friend. Everyone, meet Kathy.
We met online about a month ago, and at first just intended to hang out as friends and swap stories (she also lost her spouse, a couple of years ago). However, things just CLICKED. I feel like I’ve known her for years, and really enjoy the time we get to spend together. Among other things, it’s nice to be able to swap “spouse stories” without the other person getting annoyed. I don’t have to worry about bursting into tears when talking about happy memories of Amy and our years together.
(December 2009 update): Kathy and I are no longer in a “committed relationship”, but remain close friends.