Local group helps those struggling with grief
Aug 01, 2012 | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To the Editor:

How does one deal with grief?

What do I do? Which way do I turn? How can I go on with this pain and sorrow? I had so many years of marriage and always having someone there for me. How do I cope with the loneliness? Sitting alone in the evening then going to bed at night wishing for one more kiss goodnight. I had no answers or hope of ever feeling “normal” again. I often cried myself to sleep.

I was asked to attend a weekly Cadiz Grief Group session at the library on a Tuesday morning. My thought “Should I go?” “What good will it do?” “How can it help me?”

After attending my first session with a great facilitator, I heard others speak of the same problems I was having. Some had different deaths of loved ones, but it didn’t make any difference how one passed on, the one thing we all had in common was the pain, sorrow, loneliness and empty feeling in our lives now.

In our meeting we were all encouraged to talk about our problems, how we were dealing with them and discovered the awareness that we were not alone in our feelings, that life can go on and although the hurt and pain never goes away, it becomes softer with each passing year.

Come join us in our grief session. You are always welcome. We meet each Tuesday form 10-11 a.m. at the John L. Street Library.

Gilda Gill

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