Grief and Loss hits with a storm of emotions, tearing apart the very fabric of our soul.
Nothing can truly prepare us for a traumatic life changing event.
The death of a loved one, a break down in a relationship or loss of independence, can create a pit of emptiness in our stomach that is dark & deep yet full of a relentless pain that surges up to take our breath away, impairing our ability to function.
Tears come, followed by long bouts of silence, emotions take over, time slows down and somehow whole days go missing.
Believe it or not, this is our system preparing us for recovery.
How do I know?
I have been there, a younger brother lost forever, the circumstances unfathomable.
That broken physical connection creates a psychological longing to turn back time; however the relationship has been changed forever.
Moving forwards is difficult, a constant ebb & flow of emotions with the focus on psychological recovery.
We cannot expect to follow the same path as others, the grief you are suffering is unique to you, and therefore your path to recovery and the time it takes, will also be unique.
Recovery is a subject close to my heart, the process is slow, but it will come, I have done it and helped others through it.
Life is not the same; but I am happy with my new one.
There is hope for you too.