My friend J (who recently lost her husband) is having a very hard time. She can't sleep at night, and when she does she had nightmares. I've been talking with her, and she told me yesterday that she thought she was going crazy. "You're sad! Not crazy." I told her. She said she didn't expect it to hurt this bad. She told me some days she feels great, and some days she doesn't want to wake up. Everything reminders her of him. She doesn't know how she's going to go on.
I could relate to everything she was saying.
I knew what she was talking about.
I know she is hurting, and I wish there was something more I can do for her. But I know, like many of you do, that the best thing I can do it listen.