When she has questions or fears about things, I accept them openly without anger or defensiveness.I have no problems with her checking voice mail, texts, emails, or whatever.For those in or getting out of a romantic relationship with a self-absorbed individual, the silent treatment can feel like a punishment worse than death.The silent treatment is a form of emotional abuse typically employed by people with narcissistic tendencies.The 5-year-old refuses to talk with the friend and angrily storms off to play on the jungle gym with someone else.
That said, many people find bereavement groups to be very healing experiences.
He was a good looking guy, made great money, stayed in shape, and every night would go for an escort service.” “If he was a good looking guy why couldn’t he just meet a girl or many girls, like in a bar, or wherever? But its hard to go from wanting to die to suddenly being cheered up. I just wanted the death of these various emotions that were hurting me not just emotionally but physically.
The other day Dan told me, “Remember that friend of mine I told you about that was always going out with the prostitutes” “Yeah.” Nobody wants to die. When you get that feeling ask yourself, “What is it inside of me that really wants to die? But when I look back on it, never did I really want my heart to stop beating.
Aside from my children and grandchildren, who have their own lives, I just don't know if life will ever have meaning for me again. I don’t think anyone can ever really be prepared for such a loss.
I am nearing 70 now, and all I have done since he passed away is sleep and cry. I have family in the area, but I am sure I'm depressing company. I know I should have seen this coming, as he had gone downhill over the course of the previous two years, but I was woefully unprepared for this kind of loss. It is also totally understandable; losing a partner after 21 years of marriage is utterly devastating.