Sunday, July 2, 2017

COPING WITH OUR GRIEF AND LOSS OF A LOVED ONE

In 2005 I lost a  dear friend.  We had been a couple for 6 years.  Everyone handles their grief differently.  We only need to be able to live with it in our normal lives.

I used a journal to sort my thoughts and feelings.  When I felt low, I would choose a page, (any page) and I would write down how I was feeling.  I would write about how sad I felt or how angry I felt, at being left here alone.   I would also write about the happy things that had happened when we were together, and things that I had liked about this person.  I have never reread any of these entries.  But, I do feel that it helped me to work through that troubling time.

We never forget the people that we lost...but we do need to look to the future, and learn from our past experiences.   

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2 comments:

  1. Grief is such an individual thing. I have found that sometimes it sneaks back and bites me, long after I thought it was sorted. I am glad that you found a way to work through yours.
    Hugs.

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