Do you remember when Julia Roberts, as the character Elizabeth Gilbert in the book/film “Eat, Pray, Love” said “I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am.
Your role has changed… no longer are you the care giver. Your loved one has died and things are now different. You may be feeling a whole host of emotions ranging from relief, to anger, to disbelief and sadness. You may be responding by questioning who you are now, and how you go on. Welcome to the grief process.
Cliché – n. A stereotyped expression; a sentence or phrase, usually expressing a thought or idea that has lost originality and impact by overuse.
Condolence – n. An expression of sympathy, especially on the occasion of a death.