KathyG Posted April 14, 2008 Report Share Posted April 14, 2008 Just wondering if this happens to anyone else...Since my husband died, I've grown used to having mood swings and waking up feeling pretty good one day and deeply depressed the next. I know these are normal grief reactions, and when one of the "rotten" days comes along it helps to tell myself it will pass.But then: even in the middle of a good day, sometimes suddenly the feelings of loss and hurt and abandonment overpower me with a force that's like a direct hit from a shotgun. And everything I was doing comes to a complete halt and I'm immobilized and can't do a thing, mentally or physically. Sometimes I'll recover in a few hours, especially after a good cry. But at other times, it may take a day or two before I can bounce back.I've had these extreme shutdown spells so many times now, you'd think I would have learned a little about how to cope with them, or at least have some forewarning that another spell is coming on so I could prepare. But I don't understand it - each time it happens, it's like the first time and I'm caught by surprise. Why am I not getting any better at predicting or handling these crises? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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