A lot of the grief I’ve talked about and personal experiences I’ve shared have been mainly around the death of a significant person/people in my life.
However, there are various kinds of grief! Grief can be the significant loss of an aspect of your life, an ideal(separation in a family, being fired from a long term job position), person (by death, tragedy or ending of a relationship). If you’ve been in a serious long term relationship that ended, you have also experienced grief.
When a relationship that you show such vulnerability in, make plans for your future, devote so much of your time and energy in and also can’t picture life without them ends we unexpectedly have to reset. This is a devastating time - families are involved, promises have been broken, you question your responsibility in the ending or this relationship while still feeling so attached to it.
Here are a couple of things that come to surface and need some TLC following this relational loss:
Acknowledging the feelings
Waves throughout the day
How am I going to support me without you?