Susan's Musingsby Susan Hofflander
Listen, before I went through all of this compound grief, I was a dumb ass about saying things straight out of the can! I’m sure I said, “Stay strong”, or “God doesn’t give you any more than you can handle”.
During a grief group I attended, we were asked to write some things about our grief.
You know, I call myself an expert. But, I hold no degrees on the subject of grief.. Perhaps it would be better stated that I could consider myself an accomplished griever, rather than a “grief expert”.
I got some great feedback the night I did my show from a fellow dramatis personae. She said, “You were vulnerable but not a victim”.
When someone dies, not only does your relationship with that person change, but, chances are, your relationships with other people change, too. Sometimes you grow closer together, sometimes further apart. But, mostly, it just shifts to a new reality, like...