Your life has been rocked. The rug has been ripped out from underneath you. The world as you knew it is gone. You don’t recognize yourself. WTF happened?!? You’re young and healthy, with your whole life ahead of you, yet now you are a widow. Or a bereaved partner. Ugh, such terrible names. One of the worst possible things you can imagine has happened – your beloved partner has died. They’re just – gone. You may have been married, you may not have been married. It doesn’t matter either way- the pain is the same. How can they be gone?!?. You are probably wondering - how is this even real life? This is not what I signed up for. You likely have difficulty remembering things, completing tasks, getting out of bed, going to work, or finding motivation. It’s probably nearly impossible to relate to others or find meaning in things you once enjoyed. Your body may ache. You may feel crazy and alone. You're not. You’re grieving.
I’m Laura, a certified Clini-Coach and expert in navigating grief after the death of your partner. I am a bereaved sister, daughter, and partner. When I was 4 years old, my baby brother died at a few days old. When I was 21, my dad committed suicide. And when I was 26, my then-boyfriend/best friend/first love/my everything died of a heroin overdose. The most difficult death for me was the death of my partner, because he was my whole world. I was completely lost without him. To live in a world without him was utterly terrifying and completely overwhelming. I didn’t think I could do it. I didn’t know how. I felt so alone. Somehow, I learned how to walk the road of grief. I met my grief face-to-face. I learned how to sit with the discomfort. I learned how to create space for my own healing. I learned how to honor myself where I was. I learned how to integrate my losses into my life. I learned that grief is not my enemy. Grief can feel like a lonely, yucky road, but I can help you navigate that road. I have a map, and I know of a few pit stops along the way. Also, I’ll bring snacks.
I consider it an honor to be with someone in their grief. Our work together begins with a call, text, or email, and a conversation. Let's talk.