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@tntredhead Thank you for your post. I have been thinking about you. Keep sharing with us as you are able! Teresa
Hi @tntredhead Good to hear from you. My thoughts are with you each and every hour of every day, even if from afar! I hear you on the ‘small talk’ front! Even at this point there are just a few folks I am comfortable with socially and far more who I am not yet. That may change…we shall see! I say give yourself time.
What I realized, which helped me to venture out, was I had two people I definitely needed to thank for their support during my wife’s years of sickness. These two in particular went over and above in their support. One for my wife and one for me. I felt in my heart, no matter how difficult the visits would be, I had to get to them to say my thanks. Emotional for sure, but I also told myself I was doing it in part because if I didn’t say those ‘thank you’s’ my wife would have been really, really, REALLY mad with me 🙂
Slowly I have been able to add a few folks to this circle, but totally at my own pace. Grief is as individualized as your love — so follow your heart I might suggest.
Be strong and know many are sending positive energy your way!
Peace and strength!