After I lost my first husband, I spent two years looking for answers at the bottom of a bottle. I pushed people away. I was in so much pain that all I wanted was to feel nothing.
I went to a support group (I at least had the presence of mind to do that), but I was going through the motions.
But eventually, I finally realized I was stuck doing the same thing expecting different results; they very definition of insanity!
And I wasn’t living up to the promises I’d made while he was lying on his death bed. I was not honoring his memory or our love.
I’ve been grieving my husband since August 1995. My third piece of advice is that it never goes away. I don’t believe it does, but I have learned there are strategies that can make it bearable.
By the time I lost my second husband in January 2014, I had learned a number of life lessons relative to grief and healing, which gave me a bit of control over how I processed my grief, while teaching my kids how to grieve.
Do you want a strategy about dealing with the calendar and the inevitable dates?
How about what to do when your uncle tells you to hit the bars and find a replacement?
Or when your friends say they’re tired of hearing about your late husband?
Thirteen Strategies to Help You Heal From Loss is a workbook that will prompt you to think about responses to things like these.
These strategies were adapted from my book Life After Losses and expanded in this format to help inspire others heal from their loss, or losses.
The workbook will give you:
PLUS, I am offering you my email support if you have any questions or need some help with any of the strategies!
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