Losing Your Love Of Your Life By Accidental Overdose With Tawana Proctor-Robinson

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  The shadows of a tragic event shall cast the beauty of love that radiates between you and your late hubsand. You will only feel the rhythm of life’s music until you learn to overcome the loss. In this episode, Tawana Proctor-Robinson recounts her life with her husband, Victor, and how he struggled with fentanyl, which led to an accidental overdose. As a drug dealer turned into a drug addict, Victor was a product of his environment and became his own demise. Tawana shares her insights on Victor’s struggles and what she learned along the way. Let’s join Tawana as she flips the pages into her story of Victor’s addiction, death, and their love and life together. Tune in to this episode today and indulge yourself with her wisdom and insights. Listen to the song Tawana and Victor created HERE.  Thank you for viewing this post. I am not a licensed therapist or professional life coach. I am sharing my experience of loving the same man for 32 years, a mother to two adult children, a retired military officer, a breast cancer survivor, and my connections with others. Anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts should reach out to a suicide hotline or local emergency number in their country: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/suicide/suicide-prevention-hotlines-resources-worldwide — Watch the episode here Listen to the podcast here Losing Your Love Of Your Life By Accidental Overdose With Tawana Proctor-Robinson My guest is Tawana Proctor-Robinson. She is one of the founding members of Widowhood Real Talk with Tina, our private Facebook group. She is so low-key and so quiet but so intentional. I want you to pay close attention to this conversation. If you have a loved one or maybe you are struggling with a drug addiction, pay attention to the words that she has to say. The journey that she’s been on and the wisdom that she is sharing will be life-changing for you. Let’s get into this conversation now. Tawana, welcome to the Widowhood. I guess it’s not welcome to the Widowhood because you’re already part of it. You’re part of our private group but welcome to this conversation. Thank you. Tawana is part of our private Facebook group and I am super glad to have her in our private group. She wanted to share her journey and I appreciate her for wanting to do that. Tawana, where are you from originally? I’m from Gary, Indiana, where I reside. You started in Gary. Where have you traveled and lived? What does that look like for you? I lived in Indianapolis, Indiana for 31 years, and then I moved back here to take care of my mom in November 2023. I have been hear back home for a year. What prompted you to move to Indianapolis? My first husband and I moved to Indianapolis to have a better life. How did you like Indianapolis? I loved Indianapolis. There was so much to do and easy to get around. I had to move back to take care of my mom. I knew I’d eventually probably move back to Gary, but I didn’t know when. Before you met your first husband, what were some things in your life or what were you doing? My first husband and I got married when I was eighteen, so I was in high school. Do you have some interests or any activities in high school? I was in the concert choir and gospel choir. I was in the marching band and concert band. I modeled for a modeling troupe at Horace Mann High School here in Gary, Indiana. I did a lot of things in high school. I did not know any of that about you. Tell me what type of modeling things you did. I modeled on our modeling troupe when we had fashion shows at school, and we modeled all types of fashion. Do you have any pictures of that? I don’t. This was before the era of taking pictures all the time and stuff. In a yearbook maybe or something like that? Maybe in the yearbooks. In my senior year, I didn’t take a lot of pictures in the yearbook. I only had my senior picture in there. You said marching band, what instrument did you play in the marching band? I was the first chair clarinet. Do you still play a clarinet or did you let that go? I don’t. I let it go after high school. I played for a couple of years after graduation because my band teacher asked me to come back and play for the seniors. I did that a couple of years after I graduated. After that, I haven’t picked up a clarinet. My oldest son and daughter both played clarinet in high school. You passed it on to your children. You still do have a love for music, if I recall correctly. I do. I love music. My late husband and I, Victor, recorded and wrote some songs and they’re actually on our YouTube pages. How did you meet your first husband? My first husband and I met a month after my daughter was born in June of 1990. We got married about 7 or 8 months after we met. How long were you guys married? We were married for about 4 or 5 years. Not very long. Long enough to have two sons. How old are the boys now? 31 and 29. Absolutely men. I was not born, so I should say that for sure. My 31-year-old will be 32 in January 2024. Do your children live in proximity to you? My daughter lives here in Gary with my two grandchildren. My oldest son lives in Philadelphia, and my youngest son lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Both of my sons graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, but my youngest son decided to stay and become a school teacher. He did that for several years after he graduated. There cannot be enough men in education. That is a field where people are needed. After the …

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