Dating after grief
Commonly the ending is caused by death, but grief can also be felt when a relationship is lost as a result of divorce, relocation, fire or theft.
We don't grieve for all lost relationships; only those that have, for one reason or another, become meaningful to us over time - people we love or admire (family, partners, friends, teachers), and places or things we treasure (a house you grew up in, a photo, a family heirloom).
The temptation may be to pretend you’re unaffected by the breakup; don’t let pride get in the way of being real.
Don’t key his car, kidnap his cat, or destroy his stuff. Maybe you’d just rather be in a bad relationship than be in no relationship at all. Learn what you can from the relationship that just ended and move forward. Be thankful that the wrong relationship ended to free you up for the right one.
I was researching grief counseling in my community I came across a website for counseling at my local hospice center, it said for the community but I thought it was probably just for people involved with a death at the hospice center. My daughter says one knows what to say to me anymore. yes I also went to the local hospice for free grief counseling even though the person I knew died in another state..have individual or group type appointments. I am much better and still have some things to keep working on to be "10 hi marilyn its fine honey and quite normal to still be experiencing grief for your loved one or anger sadness at the most stupid times i still feel as if its recent and at other times i can be quite rational about my sis in laws death i suggest u look around and see what counseling u can find in your area start at hospitals and hospices churches and ask lots of questions like do u get to speak or answer someone elses problem or just go along to a few sessions and see what they are like if u dont want chat at first i still pop down to my local hospice at times sometimes to speak more often to listen to others who are on this journey i find it still helps me to write her a letter and chat about my day with her picture at other times i like to shove loud music on and rampage deep inside where i can feel the anger mind u at my age after half an hour of loud music and rampage i need a cup of tea and a quiet sit down the doc is prob right it is a combo of things that are allowing u to still feel depressed and not know where to go next u can always chat here take care till we chat later love always D xx I lost my best friend that had lived with me for 14 years.
You don’t have to sob at the office, but take some quiet moments to reflect and be honest with yourself. It’s healthier to express yourself honestly than grow numb. Hormonal--which I'm on now--helps alittle, I guess--there's no magic pill No one wants to hear me anymore, and I guess I understand that. My son more or less tells me to use mind over matter, I don't know how to do that. If you would like me to pray for you,just pm me.... I've been to group and the counselor was the only one that talked. says that a conbination of menopause and that shock of loosing Bill has got me all messed up inside. I understand all about anxiety and agoraphobia from personal experience and my psychology classes I took.Relationships are an essential part of what we, as humans, need to survive, and as we go through life, we will develop strong and significant connections with not just people, but also places and possessions we encounter along the way.Grief is the emotion we feel when an important relationship ends (or is interrupted).