Initially grief symptoms can set in with all their vengeance, feeling as a punishment for being in that person’s life. Thoughts or words spoken such as “why me”, “what did I do to deserve this”, “how long is this going last”, and “will I ever feel the heart connection I felt before”. All of these are valid feelings and concerns.
I could be talking about:
- Death loss but not limited to this
- Separation from children, grandchildren, in-laws(mother, father, sister, brother etc.) parents, siblings, partner, friends and the list goes on for whatever reason
- Missing persons
The point is, sometimes we have no say or choice in the matter or the manner in which way separation occurs and that just “sucks” to put it bluntly.
When the loss of the relationship occurs for whatever reason sometimes:
- We can do very little or nothing to alter the situation but take care of ourselves
- Life creates situations for us to learn from (oh joy…just what you wanted to hear)
- Situations cause us to look deep within ourselves and create a new and different life we never would have dreamed could have been part of our life’s journey
- We don’t see the reason or rhyme for what has happened
- Bad things happen to nice people
SOMETIMES we just have to get out of our own way and see what is not apparent to us while we are in our moments of despair and sadness.
“Okay”, you might say… “But how do I do this”?
- Look for someone who has come through what you have experienced
- Be inspired by something/someone…don’t just sit there…take a step to create or do one small thing differently
- Ask for the help…ASK! ASK! ASK!
I recently heard the phrase “If it’s to be, it’s up to me”…I so agree with this but if at all possible bring in someone to support you if that is what you need to get started (not a long term hand holding)
This could be with a:
- Support group
- Life coach
- Counsellor who understands many aspects of your loss experiences
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