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SENIORS ADJUST TO THE LOSS OF FRIENDS

Mar 13th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

One of the most difficult of life’s experiences, as we age, is the loss of long time friends. It seems to come suddenly, when, for the most part, the process has been in place for weeks or months. We don’t hear from someone for a long time, and we wonder. We fail to be in touch, and we excuse ourselves. We get out of the habit of inquiring of those who might know. We just lose touch.

Then, suddenly, unexpectedly, sometimes shockingly, the news comes. “Oh, haven’t you heard, she died a week ago?” The ache settles in. The awareness that you hadn’t taken any initiative to find out how she was doing catches you up. The sudden realization that another one is gone begins to strike you. Living out your own agendas finds you often unawares and frequently forgetting that others, like you, are aging too. They have their issues and needs and circumstances that are contributing to your not hearing from