At first my family was close, now as time goes by I do not hear from them. I am lonesome I wish they would contact me once in a while with a phone call or email or even a text.
I have no children and so I am talking about my sister in law and my nieces and nephews. Does anyone have help or advice on this?
I get it. I understand the pain and loneliness. And people are there for you for short time and then everyone is back to their busy lives. I don’t think it is out of malice, they just don’t realize how drastically your life has changed. Until I lost my husband, I probably would have been just like them. And it wouldn’t have been because I didn’t care, but because I didn’t realize how important it is to continue to reach out to someone dealing with such a loss.
So I think maybe the same is happening with your family. Maybe you could let them know you would like to hear from them more and be as honest as you can with your grief. Stay strong and take one day at a time.