Coming to terms with the heartache of losing someone you love and facing up to the future, is something that can only happen when you’re completely ready.
Finding yourself widowed and perhaps living on your own for the first time in a long while and getting used to a new way of life without your late partner, will be hard. Then, suddenly being unable to socialise with friends and family because of the current situation, means there is the potential for the grieving process to become all the more difficult.
For some, forming friendships does not come easy. We need to get to know our friends and understand their strengths and weaknesses, and this can take time.
Life coaching is a relationship between coach and client designed to discover and tap into one’s full potential. Life Coaches help to inspire and motivate clients to develop a plan that leads to a more productive, happier and fulfilled life.
At some point during our lifetime, most of us are likely to experience the loss of someone we love. Losing a partner can bring fears for our future and how we might cope on our own.
When supporting someone who is going through the grieving process, the best thing you can do is listen. By simply listening to whatever it is they have to say, without passing judgement or steering the conversation in a particular direction, you give them the opportunity to come to terms with what has happened in their own time.
The length of time it takes for somebody to go through the grieving process is specific to each individual. Your beliefs and religious values will no doubt influence how you react to this situation, and to those around you.
While definitely a time of hope and anticipation, the prospect of dating post-widowhood can also be a scary moment in time. However, by even so much as considering reentry into the “World of Dating,” you are actually taking a huge step forward on your healing journey; a step that is both “cause for applause” and congratulations.
Inspiring Stories is a regular series featuring interviews and discussions with well known authors, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs from within the widows and widowers community. In today’s edition we chat to writer and coach John Polo.
Inspiring Stories is a regular series featuring interviews and discussions with well known authors, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs from within the widows and widowers community. In today’s edition we chat to writer and campaigner Stephanie Nimmo.