Janette Brown, MA, LMFT (info-link)600 1st Ave. N.E. Seattle, WA. 98104 (206) 524-3645
These may well be the hardest of all human experiences.
How you know your world, seemingly dissolves. There is rawness. Numbness or emptiness is something felt easily. Though experiences vary, there are certain commonalities to loss or change that may give some comfort, when and if comfort is what we want; there is also something to be said for immersing in sorrow when it comes, because surprisingly __ paradoxically __ there is also comfort there. Sorrow is where we heal.
Physical death can bring grief, but so can separation, unelected change, and illness (our own, or a loved one's). When big change comes, we need our friends, and we need to become our own best friend.
Take good care of your self
Some resources that can help include:o those things that have inspired us
Clark E Moustakas http://www.amazon.com/Loneliness-Love-Clark-E-Moustakas/dp/0135403863
(*for Harry Potter fans, the author wrote, fresh from experiencing the death of her mother)
(*the author of the best on the topic writes, facing her own final illness, about living life fully)
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross http://www.elliottbaybook.com/product/info.jsp?isbn=8466617094
Stephen Mitchell http://www.elliottbaybook.com/product/info.jsp?isbn=0609609017