Offering Hope and Encouragement in the Midst of Sorrow

The information offered is in no way to be used as a substitute for seeking help from your healthcare provider. If you are having feelings of depression, anxiety or desperation please seek help from a health care provider immediately. 

          EXPERIENCING LOSS
  

 
Those who have not experienced the loss of a spouse frequently cannot understand the depth of the impact it has had on our lives.  Sometimes people around us question if we are progressing through our grief fast enough. They tell us we need to 'move on' with our lives and get back to living a normal life. There does not seem to be the understanding that we cannot return to  "normal".  Our spouses are no longer here, returning to a "normal" life would be impossible.  However, we will find a new normalicy.  To find that new place of normalcy we need to stop asking, "What is wrong with me?" and begin asking ourselves, "What has happened to me?"  The traumatic loss we experienced is over, but our reaction is not.