Monday, March 12, 2018

Loss of your spouse

“The death of a spouse or partner is different that other losses, in the sense that it literally changes every single thing in your world going forward
When your spouse dies, the way you eat changes
The way you watch TV changes
Your friend circle changes (or disappears entirely)
Your family dynamic/life changes (or disappears entirely)
You financial status changes
Your job situation changes
It effects your self-worth
Your self-esteem
Your confidence
Your rhythms
The way you breathe
Your mentality
Your brain functions (Ever heard the term ‘window brain?’ If you don’t know what that is, count yourself very lucky)
Your physical body
Your hobbies and interests
Your sense of security
Your sense of humor
Your sense of womanhood or manhood 


You are handed a new life that you never asked for and that you don’t particularly want. It is the hardest, most gut-wrenching, horrific, life-altering of things to live with.”

This article was re-posted on Facebook this past Sunday by a brother, shipmate, and friend for over five decades who lost his loving wife.

He is one of few friends that are grieving their loss – each are in our daily thoughts and prayers, as we ask God to help each of them the strength to get through this very difficult time. God bless each of you.

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