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Helpful Quote!
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 6:01 PM
Joined: 9/5/2018
Posts: 94

I came across this quote today and it got me thinking in a more positive way.

"Tragedies in life, like the loss of a loved one, aren't something you get over;
they are something you get through." 

For others like myself who are having a very difficult time dealing with the loss of a loved one, this quote was helpful to me.  I am tired of well meaning people who are ready to see me move on (it has only been ten weeks!) and the next time someone tells me to "get over him" I will use this quote.

Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 6:50 AM
Joined: 1/8/2016
Posts: 365

I am so sorry for your loss and the lack of empathy from those people that think you should be over him. As you can see from this forum you don't get over it.

This disease took our LO away bit by bit. And, it changed us forever. For all of us here we are just trying to figure out how to make it through a day. And, it doesn't matter how long it's been since they passed. It can be years and we still live it like it was yesterday.

There is no timeline for grief and "moving on." Which is not what those words really least to me. I think it's more like the quote you found and it's getting through. Then you have to find a way to continue living or surviving each day. It helps to have supportive people on your side. And this is a good place to get that because we do understand.

Please keep coming here to this forum. You're not alone.........


dutiful deb
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 3:55 PM
Joined: 1/1/2012
Posts: 1913

That is an incredible quote, and one I think I should write out and hang up somewhere. Thank you!