When financial loss comes, it can change many things. You may find your hopes, dreams, and expectations, that you once had for your future, have all been shattered. And now you find yourself grieving.
In the years that lead up to retirement many people spend a lot of time and energy making sure that they are physically and financially secure. When retirement comes, many find it very stressful and sometimes depressing.
Reaching out and talking about your loss allows you to feel and process those feelings in a healthy and loving way. Then you can begin to see that there can be a brighter future, one that’s not filled with emotional pain.
Recently I helped a client who had lost her son, she told me that she was horrified when her friends and family would say things to her like, "You can always have more children" or "At least you have other children." Intellectually yes it's true but, grief is an emotion and many people just don't know what to say to someone who is grieving.
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