Jenny K. I was widowed in 2006 when my darling husband Ken succumbed to stomach cancer. I found Merry Widow in 2007, until that time I truly felt so alone. I didn't know anyone of my age (57 then) who had been widowed. During the 2 1/2 years that Ken was fighting cancer many of our friends drifted away. Through MW I have made many new friends and they have kept me going - along with the virtual friends who I have never met but who have supported me.