According to an RGM survey, one of the most common sources of grief is the loss of a relationship with a person who is still alive. Romantic relationships can end in breakup or divorce, friendship fractures and family members alienate after a fight.
People enter therapy because, in some way, they are suffering. Whatever the details of their situation, most patients are struggling with at least one major problem: avoidance. When people try to avoid their struggles and pain, they also avoid their own experience, and this creates more problems and unhappiness.
Feeling a sense of emptiness in your heart can be heartbreaking. It can bring episodes of intense loneliness, and then also a deep, but dull pain, which pushes you down every day like an anchor. It is important not to despair. With a little guidance, effort and persistence, you can fill that void and live a happy life.
Who do you choose to interact with more? For many of us, the answer is not a person, but your telephone number. As with any relationship, this very important one can improve and decrease your life.