NICOLE HOCKLEY: Sadly over the last 10 years I’ve had the sad honor of addressing families far too many times, and it doesn’t get any easier. A lot of times I’m really there just to listen to them. Whether they’re angry or sad or just want to know what might be coming next. Often I just remind them that everyone’s path through this is very unique and individual and to not judge anyone or allow yourself to be judged by your choices of how you choose to deal with the loss.
Also, to lean on the support of those who love you, your family and your community that are there to hold you up because you need that more than you realize. Just give yourself the space to go through this in your own time because it is beyond painful. It’s an enduring pain that never goes away, however, there is a way through it eventually. To find a new way forward, which is what I’ve been fortunate enough to do in my life.
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