When Everything Reminds Us | The Grief Toolbox

When we’re missing someone, we tend to bump into them everywhere.“What do I miss?” Andrea asked. “Everything! I miss everything. Everything reminds me of Aaron.”“It doesn’t matter where I go or what I do, he’s gone. And it keeps hitting me in the face over and over and over again,” she continued.Reminders are everywhere. Fragrances, places, songs, people – the list goes on and on. Anything can trigger a memory.You’re walking through an emotional mine field every moment, not knowing where the next grief hit is going to come from. To say this is challenging is a gross understatement.This is incredibly exhausting. But it also trumpets how special your loved one was and is to you. She or he is everywhere. Of course. You were one with them.Walk carefully. Breathe deeply. One mine at a time.Here’s a grief affirmation:“Everything seems to remind me of you. I’ll learn to treasure each memory.”Yes, reminders are everywhere. This can be difficult, but as you grieve you’ll find yourself treasuring the memories more and more. Adapted from the Bestseller Heartbroken: Healing from the Loss of a Spouse (USA Best Book Awards Finalist, National Indie Excellence Award Finalist).

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About Sue Rosenbloom, CT, MA

Thanatologist: Loss, Trauma, Crisis, Death, and Grief Educator - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007) Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimer's and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Former Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher
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