For those who are in recovery, there are some things that are tougher than others to work through, while staying clean and sober. Unfortunately, one of the toughest emotions to deal with in life, at any time, is grief. People grieve over loved ones who pass away, loss of a spouse or a child, and much more. Dealing with grief during recovery can seem impossible.
We're hurting. The last thing we need is to be evaluated. Unkind and unhelpful words end up only adding to our burdens.
It's one thing to lose your loved one, but losing them to suicide can be an entirely different story.
We miss everything. This hurts. We wonder how long this will last.
From the Grieving Heart:
In times of loss, sadness can easily deepen into depression. It feels like we've fallen into a pit, and sometimes the pit can grow very dark indeed.
Grief is draining. Exhausting. No wonder there are times when nothing seems to matter much anymore.