Being heartbroken. Sounds familiar, right?
A life situation : She loves him, with every essence of her being. She believes he loves her the same.
“I’d never leave you.” He promised her. “I’d rather die.” He said.
He left – but did not die.
Since then, she died a different death.
A different life situation:
He had kept his promise to wait for her when she moves to his country. She said yes and married him. 65 years later, he died before her.
She looked me in the eyes and said, “You know, I loved him with everything I am. Do you mind if I cry? I am so heart-broken right now.”
My personal grief story : A heart-break that threw me into the deepest end of darkness I have ever known in my life. Being dumped, especially in a way that I was, has had major repercussions for me.
There was now suffering. A suffering that reflects a loss of meaning, a loss of purpose, a loss of hope and a loss of love.
A suffering that is so profound that it inhibits one’s ability to think clearly and to care for oneself. A suffering which questions why are you even alive without your loved one.
Thus, begins the journey through grief.
Until next time,
Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break. ~William Shakespeare