It’s been a long year.
And an even longer last three months.
I can tell the stress is easing, the burden lifting and the clouds parting. But carrying the load for so long has caught up to me.
And I think I’ve finally reached the end of any reserve energy I may have had.
I try hard to write original material most days and there’s a backlog of over 1000 blog post drafts I can draw from but I just don’t have it in me today.
So here’s another repost of a popular blog from earlier this year:
“It happens in all kinds of ways. One friend just slowly backs off from liking posts on Facebook, waves at a distance from across the sanctuary, stops texting to check up on me.
Another observes complete radio silence as soon as she walks away from the graveside.
Still another hangs in for a few weeks-calls, texts, even invites me to lunch until I can see in her eyes that my lack of “progress” is making her uneasy. Then she, too, falls off the grid.
Why do people do that?
Why is it, when we need them most, many friends-and I mean really, truly FRIENDS–just can’t hang in and hold on?”
Read the rest here: Why Friends Abandon Grievers