This is a plea for advice. The reasons why are a lot to go into, and I haven’t got the energy for explaining right now. But the short story is I’ve suddenly found myself smack in the middle of intense emotional pain. It feels like huge, heavy, overwhelming grief. It is completely unbearable. I keep getting sucked into it, ending up crying for hours; sobbing until I can hardly breathe and I think I might throw up. The crying is so powerful it makes my whole body hurt.
I know that there are a lot of people out there who have been through this. I’ve read about your journeys here, and I know that people survive it. Of course they do. I just don’t know how. Right now, I am massively struggling with the knowledge that I have to feel it and move through it and it just doesn’t seem bearable. I know it won’t kill me, and at the same time, I feel like I’m not strong enough to get through it.
What I’m asking is, how do you cope with such deep, overwhelming pain? How do you function when that is present? Are there techniques you used that helped? What did you do to find comfort when you felt so inconsolable?
I am really desperate for some advice, so any thoughts or ideas would be very gratefully received. Thank you. And thank you for being here, reading and hearing me.