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Mourning and celebrating

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5 years 4 months ago #462546 by elizadoolittle
Mourning and celebrating was created by elizadoolittle
Sheryl Sandberg a month after the death of her husband.

Well worth a read. It''s not about divorce, but it offers useful perspectives which are very relevant and also put things in perspective.

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5 years 4 months ago #462559 by samz
Replied by samz on topic Re:Mourning and celebrating
It is said that the emotions a person goes through after being abandoned by a partner are the same as those of a bereavement. Having gone through both myself I can tell you they are not.

After marrying my childhood sweetheart I was widowed after 22 years of marriage & left to raise 2 children. It took me just over a year to get my life back on track.

Fast forward 24 years & after a second marriage I find myself single again, only this time my ex left me for someone else. It''s been nearly 2 years since he left but his lies & betrayal will haunt me for years to come. I won''t go into details about what I went through because we''ve all experienced pretty much the same.

My point is that when a partner dies they don''t choose to but when a partner leaves, they do. The feelings of rejection are the hardest to overcome.

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