If You Are Feeling Abandoned
It is essential that you realize
(which is why I am telling you)
that the world we have collectively created
the world we live in
is one where very shortly after the one you love
you will feel like you have been abandoned
by many, many people.
People you love.
And that you thought loved you.
People you trusted and counted on.
People you shared your life with.
People that knew and loved your beloved.
People that you are certain you would not abandon
if the tables were turned
and they were the ones whose beloved
It is also essential that you realize
that this is not personal.
It has nothing to do with you.
This abandonment thing.
It’s what we do.
Certainly we do it in the United States
but I am learning that people do this all over the globe.
When people need us the most
we abandon them.
This abandonment-thing is not personal.
This has nothing to do with you
and everything to do with the person
who are abandoning you.
it is about them
Do you get that?
Let it sink in.
You did nothing wrong.
You said nothing wrong.
Someone you love died.
You have to make a decision.
How important is this person
or these people
How important is it to you
to have them in your life?
The rest of your life?
The life you are creating
after the person you love
Do you want them in
or are you okay if they are out?
Because if you want them in
you will have to speak up.
You will have to become the teacher.
You will have to very, very clearly
from a place of love
exactly what it is you need.
Explain what you need.
Explain what you want.
Explain what would be helpful
Explain what they can do
and say to help make life easier.
In order to change the way we do grief
and care for those who are doing grief
we must speak up.
We must begun walking down a new path.
And you must lead.
There is a new way to do grief
and you must become the teacher.
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If you’d like to explore this further, or any other facet of your grief journey, I work with people one-on-one. If you’re in the Rockford, IL area, we can do that in person. If you’re out of the local area, we can Skype or Facetime. If you'd like to work with me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can schedule a session and discuss cost.
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