Author Topic: Vacation blues  (Read 272 times)

HeidiH

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Vacation blues
« on: July 28, 2017, 04:52:27 PM »
So, it has been nearly 4 years since Rob passed, and I am finding that I still have difficult times.  My daughter and I just returned from a short trip to Maine with 2 of my sisters.  Our first night back (after being overwhelmed by all that needed to be done at home) I broke down in tears because vacationing is just not the same.  I see families on vacation and my heart breaks because I used to have that.  I know that I still have a great deal to be thankful for, but somethings still hurt like hell. 

TooSoon

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Re: Vacation blues
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 05:00:06 PM »
My parents have a little cottage at the beach in NJ.  I've been going to the same tiny beach town where nothing changes and its all routine how one "does the beach" and "perfect" families since I can remember.  This beach town is like DNA to us.  Its still hard for me.  I try every year but its fraught - too many memories. Our loss is somehow amplified there.  It always leaves me somewhere in the middle between grateful and traumatized.  We just got back and this year was no different.  Solidarity!

Alison

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Re: Vacation blues
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2017, 03:45:18 PM »
We used to have big adventures now we go to motels so i feel safe. Little adventures are better than none.