What is grief in relation to love? Quite often I think they're the same thing.
When people think of love they often think of hearts, romance, and warm-fuzzies, but love is far more complicated.
Love can be positive and amazing, yes, but it can also cause the worst kind of pain.
Grief is love.
Perhaps the most painful kind of love is called grief, which happens when the object of a person's love is taken away with no hope for return.
Grief is love and the confusion caused by not knowing how to love someone who is gone.
Grief is love's frustration, bitterness, anger, and resentment at death's destruction.
Grief is love realizing, if it wants to thrive, it has to be creative and find new ways to connect and be fulfilled.
Grief is love's unwillingness to give up. It's stretching bonds and redefining limits in order to create a space where you can love someone in their eternal absence.
Grief is love.
I know you may not believe me, because right now grief seems like a nightmare. I'll admit that some days I don't believe it myself, but then one of our readers says something tender or shares a loving memory or does something supportive for a fellow reader and I'm reminded that underneath it all, grief is love.
Some of you reading this may be feeling alienated, isolated, sad, and alone. We want to remind you, that underneath the stress, frustration, anger, disappointment, despair, guilt, loneliness, and sorrow of grief - quite often, there is love.
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