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Left Behind

When the world seems to have passed you by… When we go through the worst life has to offer it is a set back in our lives.  We are no longer the partner, as financially secure, or gainfully employed.  Our prior life is a thing of the past and we struggle to figure out our new place or at least how we get through our days now that what was isn’t. Losing a spouse in death is irrevocable.  Whether you expected them to die or didn’t you are now alone in what use to be a partnership. Most days you’re just trying to figure out what comes next.  At least that’s the way its been for me since Jack died nearly 2 1/2 years ago.  Sure we can fall into a routine but the freedom we have now is not what we wanted. Our friends and family have moved on with their own lives but we’re lost.  They know we’re dealing with it as best as we can but they don’t have a clue what it’s like.  (And we wouldn’t wish it on them either.) The same thing happens in divorce except that there is the added stress of everyone watching to see what you will do.  Whether it’s the next encounter with the ex and their new “friend,” or dealing with the people who…