Social Distancing and Grief: Like Oil and Water

During the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic, take a moment to consider those who have recently suffered a loss, of any kind, and how they may be affected by isolation and social-distancing. To some, quarantine or social distancing means bunkering down with their family and riding out this mess together. To others… the grieving, theContinue reading “Social Distancing and Grief: Like Oil and Water”

Guilt. Another painful twist on grieving a suicide loss.

Do I even have the right to miss you? Do I deserve the support being offered? How can I be out having fun when he’s gone? Why am I so selfish? Why wasn’t I good enough? If you’ve lost someone you love to suicide, I’m sure you’re plenty familiar with these thoughts. They come upContinue reading “Guilt. Another painful twist on grieving a suicide loss.”

Temporary Emotion

Isn’t it funny how temporary our emotions are? And how, when the feeling passes, it’s hard to remember exactly how that emotion felt in the moment? When I’m pouring words out into my keyboard, the emotion is so real in the present. I’m feeling all of the things I am writing, and it feels soContinue reading “Temporary Emotion”

My Side of the Bed

I still sleep on my side of the bed, even though this whole bed, purchased from Amazon and skillfully put together step-by-step by me, was mine before you and became mine again after you died.  I still strictly keep to my side.  Sometimes I even pretend that you’re asleep on the couch, and that you’llContinue reading “My Side of the Bed”