If you’re new to me and to Caring for Grieving Hearts, welcome. I look forward to getting to know you.In times of loss, people seem to disappear. We can wonder, “Where did everyone go?”
From the Grieving Heart:
This would be easier if it weren’t for the people around me. At least, that’s the way it feels.
Right after you left, people were everywhere. Tears. Hugs. “I’m so sorry.” “I’m here for you.” “Whatever you need.”
Where did they all go? They disappeared. Evaporated into thin air. Poof!
No one has called, texted, or emailed. No one has made the effort to check on me. No one has mentioned your name. When I’m with people, they pretend like nothing ever happened.
But something has happened. You’re gone, and you’re not coming back. My heart is broken. I’m in pieces. No one notices. They just step over the rubble and continue on.
I’m not saying that no one has been helpful. Some have. I’m not saying that everyone is insensitive. Some have been kind and caring. I’m saying that most people seem to want to wish this away, and the result is that I feel invisible, crushed, and abandoned.
Losing you was more than enough. I hadn’t counted on the betrayal of others.
Yeah, I’m angry.
Relationships never stay the same.
When loss strikes, it affects more than we may have realized at first. A strand of our web has been severed and now all of life is unsettled. Other strands get strained and stretched. Some might fray under the strain.Read more of “Where Did Everyone Go?” by using the button below…I’m honored to have you as a subscriber. Please feel free to email me. I’m here to help, if I can.Warmly,GaryP.S. If you find yourself disappointed in your relationships, take a look at my article on Dr. Laura: 5 Important People You Will Attract in Grief. It might explain why.
The first of four new books is almost here!
Living the Edge (Teen Edition) is due to be released on Monday, May 13.This practical and easy-to-read book is designed to meet teens where they are, acknowledge their losses, help them grieve in healthy ways, and launch them into a life of difference-making.The book directly addresses suicidal thinking, where it often comes from, and how to find help.Stay tuned. We need your help in getting the word out about this new book when the time comes.Loss is painful. Grief is hard.Together, we can make a difference!
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