Sometimes loved ones die suddenly or too far away. Jobs can come to a screeching halt without warning. Natural disasters wipe out towns, turning whole lives upside down. Sudden endings happen, leaving us with words unsaid and unheard.
LOSS OF A LOVED ONE
I am sad and lost,because it was just two short weeks ago that we received a call that would alter our family's lives forever. My cousin Frank called to inform us that the woman who had been there for me all my life and was more than just an Aunt,but also a best friend,had died in her sleep. We still don't know what caused her death because she seemed fine the last time we saw her,which had only been a few weeks prior.
Unrealistic expectations can cause a great deal of emotional pain if you are alone on Valentine’s Day! Longing for what is not there in front of you rather than seeking joy in what is! I often think of the old saying, “God never gives you more than you can handle.” There is great truth in this even when it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Inch by inch you move forward with conscious intent until you can see light at the end of the tunnel. You have survived! Now what?
When you find yourself alone after losing your loving husband, you may feel completely clueless as to how to get back in the dating game. How will you meet someone new? A Young Widow On Loss And New Love In this video, Lifestyle Transitions Coach and YourTango Expert, Inez Bracy offers her helpful and comforting advice. Only when you realize who you are on your own can you learn what kind of man you're looking for now.
When someone we love dies it can be seem impossible to adjust. Our minds do not truly understand how to accept the idea that someone exists one day and is gone the next, never to return. We can be confused or frustrated by our reactions and not know what is normal. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind to help you to get through it.
When a friend is grieving the loss of a loved one, it's easy to feel helpless. Sometimes we think we're doing the right thing by trying to cheer them up, pointing out the positives or letting them know that they should try to move on. Well-intentioned as we may be, those efforts tend to put pressure on them and leave them feeling invalidated. Here are six ways to help you support your friend in times of need.
Coping with the loss of a loved one is undoubtedly very painful. It may cause us to simultaneously experience rage, sadness, despair, and disbelief. This emotional suffering is known as grief, and it’s our natural response to loss. This week in the United States, we celebrate Patriot’s Day, which is dedicated to the victims who were killed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.