Sometimes the only community, the only family, the only people we can turn to are "strangers on the internet." See this very well researched piece in The Atlantic piece on Reddit.
"The most popular r/Relationships post of all time was by a woman whose husband had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Doctors had given up on chemo, so she turned to r/Relationships for ideas about how to make their last month together count. Suggestions poured in, from the romantic to the practical: do things they’d always meant to do together; collect the husband's passwords and pin numbers, and finalize his will; take pictures and videos to serve as long-term memories."
"The woman posted again later that summer that her husband had passed away. 'In the comments of my original post, a lot of you wrote that you cried and told your [significant other] you loved them or gave them a random hug much to their surprise,' she wrote. 'I'll admit that those comments made me happier than anything else.'"http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/08/is-reddit-the-worlds-best-advice-column/494243/