“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” Hebrews 11:1
As a widow or a widower like it or not HOPE is all you have to hold on to. If you don’t have hope, this is when your environment, emotional balance and physical well being becomes out of alignment. You don’t have to believe in God to believe there is hope. At such a dark hour as losing a spouse, you tend to forget your beliefs and become angry at the moment and your future, wondering why and how to move on from here. I am a believer and I lost my hope and faith for a period of time. NO BODY IS EXCLUDED no matter how strong we think we are, doubt can set in.
A support system rather being family, friends, even colleagues are truly detrimental to your health. But I must say, even your closest family and friends will NOT want to hear you speaking about your deceased spouse all the time. You will see them deflect the conversation or keep it short. It’s truly not their fault, they just don’t understand what you are going through and you can’t expect them to. The Blaq widow can offer solutions on how to create an environment you are comfortable with and how you can interact with your family and friends becoming more conscious of recognizing the environment of change.