However, we do know that these types of losses canpresent very specific barriers, stumbling blocks, and secondary losses.
Of note for people who don’t regularly read WYG: we have linked some of these to past posts which go much further in depth on the topic.
Although they may have been selfish from time to time (who isn’t?
A return to single status is hard for a hundred reasons. Many people say they feel like a third wheel after the death of their partner, which can be awkward and alienating. Although you may feel ready for a new relationship, you may simultaneously dread the thought of dating (we don’t blame you).
We recently wrote a post about grieving the death of a best friend.
Afterwards many people commented that their partner was their best friend, which made their loss feel two-fold.
Shared experiences tell us, if nothing else, that we are not the only ones.
And if other people have had struggles similar to our own, then maybe our grief isn’t as crazy as it sometimes seems.