We Cannot Stop Him From Grieving
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 By: Glenda

 

We cannot force him to quit grieving...

We cannot force him to stop loving their LW. We cannot force him to quit talking about their LW. We cannot force him not to visit her grave. We cannot force him not to cry. We cannot force him to quit thinking about her. We cannot force him to quit wanting her in an intimate way. We cannot force him to stop trying to keep her memory alive by keeping her things in plain view. We cannot force him to put their LW's pictures away. We cannot force him to stop placing her on a pedestal even when it seems as though she doesn't deserve to be canonized. We cannot force him to quit wearing his wedding ring. We cannot force him not to feel sad on certain trigger dates... her BD, death anniversary, wedding anniversary. We cannot force him to totally forget her.

We cannot control him and we cannot change him. Only he has it within himself to end his grief journey before he claims to love another. Only he has the responsibility to end his bereavement so that he can truly begin to love another and lay his "claims" to rest as well.

We can however, quit feeling sorry for ourselves and draw our lines in the sand. We need to decide for ourselves what is and what is not acceptable in our world. We need to voice our concerns to him. We need to be compassionate without compromising our own self-esteem and our own well being as a woman truly deserving of love from this man who happens to be a widower.

And if and when the day comes that he refuses to quit grieving.... We need to live in reality and say goodbye.



 

 


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