He recently told me that he never could’ve imagined being able to endure this much pain for this amount of time.
Many of you are experiencing isolating lifestyles similar to what we’ve lived now for a few years. Knowing that this new way of life can be a bit challenging, I decided to share with you a few things that I’ve been passing onto friends and loved ones (as well as a few of my LifeChange clients) and thought you might find these helpful.
For those of us who long to come alongside the sufferer to provide help, it is important to be mindful that they are weary of answering the question of how they are feeling. They need the opportunity to voice their pain—but in voicing that pain, they fear that it may trigger more pain. They fear that in sharing, it will be more than the listener is ready to receive, or more than they have the emotional capacity to share.