We don't like to see those we love in pain. We all have that impulse to help. We want so badly for things to be OK. Acknowledgement of the reality of pain is usually a far better response than trying to fix it. Bearing witness is what is most called for.
Hi everybody,Ok, today as I was entering my apartment building, the doorman wished me a "Happy Valentine's Day" Now, I know he only meant well, but what was he thinking? My husband Matthew passed away @2 1/2 years ago and was very friendly with all the doorman. Have they forgotten that he ever existed? Didn't it even occur to him that Valentine's Day might be difficult for me? Damn people just...
I logged on and spotted how many members our group is back up to (since the site was rebuilt in 2016). 3,333 members of the Widows & Widowers Group. I hope that odd bit of numerals reassures you that you are definitely not alone.Love and Special Hugs to All of You,Martha