This is the true story of a man grieving the Love of his Life...He has written 2 books. I found it moving and as he spoke I was saying YES, YES THAT'S TRUE. I found this because as a former counsellor I had been looking at a new diagnosis of grief called Complex Grief. The 'symptoms' were those of a Love of your Life grief. But it was being seen as a new category of grief. I felt deep within that it was important to find out more - because the grief feelings are deep and sometimes unusual. I felt it was more like a L of Life or Soulmate grief. If we just diagnose it as a new category of grief it becomes theoretical...and possibly seen as abnormal. As soon as I had made that decision I was led to a video interview with a widower who lost the Love of his Life. He really explained how Soulmate grief is different and why the symptoms are severe. He did not see it as a diagnosis or illness but a state of normal loving in a beautiful relationship. This is a more healing view than just using theories and drugs.
The interview is set in Hawaii - sitting on the beach- and talking about his life with his beloved and what he feels needs to be said in a culture that cannot deal with love and loss.
I hope it gives you all some peace when you see this.
The link to Robert Orfali's video is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTBemJcRAjQ