A few years ago I moved to a different state, and decided it was time to try out attending a grief support group again.
It had been 2 years since attending my last one, and about 2 and half years since the deaths of my brother, sister, and nieces. With a new baby, a pandemic, and feeling overwhelmed at the level of trauma I experienced I had avoided attending any sort of group for some time.
But now I felt more than ready- I felt excited, and even hopeful that I would connect with others who had experienced loss, and maybe even form friendships!
As I drove to the group I had no idea that in less than an hour I would be sobbing in my car, trying to grapple with the terrible experience I had just had…