We’re sorry to read about the recent loss
of your husband in such a short space of time.
It’s understandable that you say you feel
as though things haven’t quite hit you yet. Whilst grief is unique for all, it
can be normal to experience feelings of shock and a sense of unreality about
what has happened.
We often hear on our Support Line from
people that have lost loved ones that they feel the need to put on a
brave face for others. Whilst there is no right or wrong way to cope with bereavement,
it’s important to take time to look after yourself and to do what feels right
for you. We have information that you may find useful about this on our webpage here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereaved-family-friends/dealing-grief/looking-after-yourself
You mention in your post that you had your
whole lives ahead of you. Whilst you are grieving your husband, it’s very
normal to also be grieving for the plans that you made together. We feature
information about getting support which you may find helpful to take a look at
on our website here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereaved-family-friends/dealing-grief/bereavement-or-grief-counselling
While we hope that others on this community
will share their personal experiences of grief and offer their support to you,
we are here to offer a listening ear on our Support Line. You can reach us
either by calling Freephone 0800 090 2309, or please feel free to continue to
talk to us and others through here.
Ross – Support Line Officer