Who was the first person you’d call when something happened?
It didn’t have to be a big something, like an emergency, it could have been a small something, like someone annoying you at work.
Sadly, guilt and regret over decisions made at the end of a person’s life can have an ongoing negative impact on your grief.
A return to single status is hard for a hundred reasons. Many people say they feel like a third wheel after the death of their partner, which can be awkward and alienating. Although you may feel ready for a new relationship, you may simultaneously dread the thought of dating (we don’t blame you).
The world can feel dark when it seems like there is no one in it who will accept and love you for who you truly are.
Perhaps your partner knew how you took your coffee and how you liked your eggs.
Perhaps you knew what they wanted in terms of end-of-life care, funeral arrangements, estates, and belongings, but if not, you are left to guess.
Hopefully, you have the support of your extended family, but in some instances it can feel like you’re fighting against everyone to do what’s right.
Today we want to discuss some of the reasons why grieving the death of a spouse, fiancé, girlfriend, boyfriend, or significant other can be difficult.
We aren’t going to tell you how to grieve these losses, because we don’t really believe ‘type’ of loss dictates a certain way of coping.
Death, regardless of the details, is capable of devastating those it leaves behind.
Brother, sister, son, daughter, mother, or father – all losses are significant.
Although commonalities exist amongst people who have experienced a certain type of loss, individual grief is as unique as the person experiencing it and their relationship with the person who died.