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Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care is hosting a grand opening on Wednesday, August 2, for a new hospice care center in Yadkin County: the SECU Hospice Care Center of Yadkin.
When grieving, some people find their spouses can be, at times, almost emotionally vacant to their needs. Perhaps your spouse has even said those infamous words: "get over it." No matter how much support one has from other individuals, the lack of support from one's spouse can intensify grief and blind one to other bereavement resources.
When we lose someone we love, one of the hardest challenges can be dealing with the emotions and feelings from that loss. To find comfort, people often choose to resort to addictions that they have used in the past, such as food, alcohol, or drugs. In reality, this just complicates the loss and masks the pain temporarily. In an effort to avoid these pitfalls, I would like to provide a few alternatives in dealing with the loss of life.
Grief is like an ocean. The water touching your toes can be like memories touching your soul—easy to think about, even relaxing. The sunrise over the ocean is like the beautiful life you shared with your loved one. The sound of the waves crashing on the shore can be as sweet as the laughs you used to share. The seashells lying along the beach are like the little-but-significant things that your loved one left behind that are so special to you.