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Solsticeowl
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At 6:17am on March 24, 2019, jlsrdh said…

Solsticeowl I hope you find a grief counselor that fits your needs. I was fortunate that in the Phoenix area I had a lot of choices. How I managed to find my counselor looking online still amazes me. Marie is only a bereavement counselor. She published a workbook on grief and loss. I am tasked to answer questions in the chapters, plus she gives numerous handouts where you write what you are feeling on a topic. After “graduating “from individual counseling I’m now in her group death of a spouse class. Last month she gave us a article called. Grief’s Garden. The task was to write your reflections on this article. As I travel through my journey my answers change, as the acute grief passes. This I really see when answering the questions in the workbook, for a second time, months later. BUT it’s all hard, hard work. No, the life as I knew it will never be the same. The future plans we had discussed vanished the instant he died. Is it lonely now, absolutely. It was for 38 years just us. Most  of the time my tv is on so the house is not silent.  Am I getting out now, yes. I self isolated for about 3 months, only going to see Marie every week. Initially she suggest that when I go to like the drugstore to look the clerk in the eye and just acknowledge what they say to me. It’s all BABY STEPS.  In blogs section of widow village is a post Reflection, my answers to the Griefs Garden assignment for my grief class. If the sun is out take a walk, talk to him he hears you. 

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At 9:24pm on March 19, 2019, Dianne in Nevada said…

Welcome to Widville, Solsticeowl. I'm so sorry for your loss, but pleased you found us. You’ll find caring support and friendship here.

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