Jan. 12, 2019

Grieving a Loved One Still Here...

People TOTALLY get it, when you grieve the loss of a loved one.

But, when you are forced to separate by some situation that's out of your control, like an illness, or someone's choices, etc; I honestly think that is the hardest, deepest form of Grief.

Yes, I said Grief. Most people don't understand that. They try to remind you that the person "is still here", or "they'll come around", etc; but they basically discount what the person is feeling.

Grieving is the right of EVERY person, and everyone does it differently. It makes people uncomfortable to talk about it, so they unintentionally gloss over the Griever's feelings.

I have a tendency to overshare, sometimes even with complete strangers. I feel odd, very often; but sometimes, a really intense conversation comes out of it. They usually leave thinking about something they hadn't really ever thought of, as do I.

I have said, many times, just do what you can do. You NEVER know how you're going to impact someone's life; and if you don't open your mouth NOBODY will ever know...

Have a good day, and be safe...