JeL Posted July 23, 2014 Report Share Posted July 23, 2014 I'm starting a new thread because I feel stuck emotionally and I need some wisdom here. You all will say 10 months is too soon to feel normal after the death of a spouse after 31 years of marriage; of course I get that.....my heart lives that daily. Yet I feel stuck trying to work ahead towards my new normal. Fred & I lovingly understood how we would support each other if/when natural death came. His time came first...5 weeks from diagnosis to death. Fast cancer. I wasn't ready for that speed but I honored it. We were brave together last year at this time... August & Sept last year were blurs. I get it (but family & friends don't get it) that from now into September will be extra-sad for me because it's the first anniversary of Fred's end of life diagnosis & death. I talk about him in conversations, no one else but me mentions him. Can they really all have forgotten him so soon? Or are they trying to spare me more heartache? Defining a "new normal"....how do you approach it? Jo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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