My mom was having a hard time adjusting to life without my dad around. He had a massive heart attack almost a year ago. I know grief is different for each person, but she was really concerning me. I asked a good friend of mine about the therapist she had seen when she was having some family issues, and she told me to to https://www.carolinebronte.co.uk/counselling/windsor/ to learn about the woman who helped her with her own problems. Granted, losing your husband of nearly 45 years is definitely hard to get over, but I knew that my mom had a lot of good years left in her. I just did not want her to be miserable.
I thought she would put up a fight with me when I told her I wanted her to see a therapist that my friend had recommended. That she did not do that was just further proof to me that this was something that definitely needed to be done. I miss my dad like crazy, but I have a husband and three children so I have to focus on them. I just wanted my mom to see that she has us and so much more to live for too.
When she met the therapist, I did not see any changes in her for the first few weeks. When she accepted the weekly invite I always give her for a Sunday meal, I am not sure who was more surprised. About a month later, she took me out to lunch and told me some things that broke my heart. I knew she was sad, but I had no idea that she wanted to just go and be with him. Thankfully, she realizes that she has a lot to live for, and we see her a lot more around our house. The best part is that the smiles she wears are definitely genuine once again.