Thank you for sharing – losing a partner so out of the sudden is incredibly hard. And I can totally relate to what you say about people around us not fully comprehending how hard it is to lose a partner. And the whole experience of grief is very individual and different for everyone. It is great that you have supportive friends even though they might not be able to fully understand what you are going through. And I know it can take courage to reach out for help, so good on you for getting the help you need to manage through this challenging time. Please know that you are not alone. And do reach out to our helpline if you need to talk.
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Please do look after yourself. I hope you manage to be gentle and patient with yourself. Remember, you do not have to do the journey all at once. Sometimes all you can do is manage hour by hour and day by day. And we are here with you and for you.