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Home » Topics » Loss of a loved one » Reaching out - how is everyone feeling on this Easter weekend?
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    onlinecommunity
    Keymaster

    The Easter long weekend can be a particularly distressing time when we’re grieving for a lost loved one or way of life. So we’re reaching out to all our friends in the forums community to check in on how you’re feeling…

    We know that holidays and family-focused periods can lead to increased feelings of loneliness, despair and confusion. Perhaps you’re surrounded by people and yet still don’t feel that anyone around you can possibly understand what you’re going through. Or that you don’t want to burden them. Or they continually say the wrong thing! Or perhaps you find yourself isolated and without anyone to speak with…

    You are not alone – here on the forums you can find others who speak your language of grief.

    Let us know what’s going on for you and together we can help each other through.

    We are here for you. 🌸

    #14674
    tiki2072016
    Participant

    Hello yes I am sad at the moment . To start my partner’s Plaque has arrived this week so that set me off & yes people want to make you happy or for you to be happy but happy is not where I’m at at this spot on the merry-go-round. It changes overnight even. I was watching our favourite “footy” game & joined some friends on social media with comments etc. I could have been with people today but that was not where my mind was at. It’s almost like if I have excited or happy feelings it can be exhausting? I look at photos and still can’t believe she is gone. I printed out some photos to have around of other family as well. The feelings deep inside can be intense. I am organising a week away a family member will house sit & dog sit so I’m trying. I guess it’s getting use to living with the grief .

    #14675
    GL friend
    Participant

    hi tiki and online community, thanks for checking in! im actually feeling a bit blah this weekend. i came across a mother and daughter event and was reminded how i will never have that as mum is gone.

    i have a couple of social events which i’m tempted to cancel as like you @tiki2072016, “happy is not where im at at this spot on the merry go round”.

    ill try to have a good balance of socialising and me time. i need that to recharge and be with my own thoughts.

    #14676
    tiki2072016
    Participant

    Yes @GLfriend it’s like grieving people have an unspoken language. It’s like our sad thoughts need our time to think through not necessarily dwell on but they seem to have so much meaning some how. I think that’s the part non grieving people want us to move past ? We all have to do it our own way. Recharging I think is very beneficial to moving forward. Take Care Everybody xx

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