I am reaching out to find community in others who are grieving the loss of an ex. My ex-husband died in a car accident exactly 2 months ago today. Our shared life may have ended 6 years ago but he and his family were still very much my family. He was only 29 years old and was to be married to the mother of his 18 month old son two weeks before he passed. His sister and I were waking up to get ready for his fiances Bachelorette party when we got the phone call. I feel as if I am not allowed to be grieving this loss and that there is a very harsh expectation for how I am supposed to feel about an ex. After a week or two, all those around me (aside from my current partner and his sister) have completely stopped asking about or acknowledging my loss. It's only been 2 months! We were nearly lifelong friends and this is the most painful loss I've ever experienced in my life so far.

Posted by nicholerae2493 at 2023-11-08 18:34:34 UTC