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About a month ago; I took it upon myself to stop an emotional

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About a month ago; I took it upon myself to stop an emotional affair I was having with a coworker before it turned into something sexual. Also, I was feeling too guilty and I want my marriage to heal because I value my husband and I want him to trust me again. However, so long as I have not spoken to the man I was having the emotional affair with, I have been battling sadness. I also cry sometimes and feel like there is a part of me missing. I have not felt the same and I want to stress that I try very hard not to think about this other man or entertain any thoughts about what transpired between us. However, my efforts seem not to have any effect on how sad I feel losing him. My question is, will this "grieving" ever go way or am I stuck not ever feeling normal again? Please help me.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 6 years ago.

Hello,

Grieving is a process that one has to successfully complete to feel whole and lose the sad empty feeling. One goes through grief from the loss of a loved one to the ending of a relation. A great deal of sadness is as a result of incomplete mourning or grieving (the words are interchangeable.. Many hospital run bereavement groups for the death of a loved one. The end of a relation is like a death and they may allow you to attend such a group at no or minimal course. Best wishes.

 

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