Please be kind to those with broken hearts this holiday season.
Please understand that they are doing the best they can.
Please remember that there is no time frame for grief.
Grief—in one form or another—will always be felt.
Please know that for some, this is the absolute most difficult time of the year.
The depths of the pain.
Bursting at the seams.
Please be empathetic.
Please think about how you would feel.
If your everything.
Were no longer here.
And some love.
Please know that we may need you now.
More than ever before.
Please know that you cannot heal our grief.
Or our broken hearts.
Nor do we want you to.
Please respect our wishes.
And always offer us an invitation.
Even if we do not want to attend.
Please know that we are not jealous of your joy.
But that seeing others happy can be a devastating reminder.
Of the pronounced void that now exists.
Please love us.
Through our pain.
And above all else.
Please. . .
Say their name.
This post originally appeared on Better Not Bitter Widower with Coach John Polo
Grief is messy and can feel so lonely. It’s OK That You’re Not OK is a great read for anyone who is grieving or supporting a loved one through grief. Don’t have time to read? You can listen here, on Audible.
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