A not so happy subject this one, but one which people don’t talk about. Grief. Loss. Bereavement.
Over the last two years far too many people I love have died – close friends and family. There have been times when I have longed to be able to talk to a friend, just to say this is happening, this is how I feel. Not to get an answer, a solution, but just to briefly get support, someone who hears what I say, who understands, who offers friendship. What I have learned is that friends let you down. Not out of malice but because – I’m guessing – they can’t deal with it, they don’t know what to say. This compounds the hurt.
I did however find this website with a list entitled “64 things I wish someone had told me about grief”. This. Yes, this. Everyone going through grief, loss, bereavement should be shown this.