She did not judge me for my behaviors that were clearly insane.
She assured me that I could feel better.
She told me to start journalling (which I was already doing).
She gave me an exercise to help me to feel better.
The Grief Exercise: Every night before I lay down to sleep, I was to pour myself a glass of water; tell myself out loud that “Tomorrow I am going to feel a little better.”; and then drink the water. In the morning when I awoke, I was to look at the empty water glass on my nightstand and remember that “Today I am going to feel a little better.”
It was such an odd yet simple exercise that I agreed to try it. I do think that it helped to reprogram my brain, to allow me to entertain the idea that I could somehow recover from being left behind. It was certainly a step in the right direction. “Tomorrow I am going to feel a little better.”
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