My dearest friend’s husband passed away, after they were together for almost forty years. She is exhausted from more than two years of being his caregiver day and night. She gave up her job, her activities with friends, basically her whole life to care for him. Now, he’s gone. What now?
Dealing with the mourning of losing a loved one is difficult enough. The extreme dedication and concentrated effort of a caregiver shrinks their world to providing focused care, with few breaks. Relearning how to be comfortable again without that focus, and regaining the strength from unrelenting responsibility takes time.
I am asking for words of wisdom on how a person starts over to rebuild their life, if anyone cares to share.