Life events don't always go to plan. You can save up for retirement and make plans with your life partner and things can take a turn for the worst. You can find yourself alone and grieving for the loss of your loved one after not taking much time before to process what life will be like without them!
Your path may now feel overwhelming, unfamiliar and even feel frightening as you sit and reflect on how much you relied on your partner being there for support, companionship and to help you feel safe. Your emotions might be difficult to manage.
This new transition is one you don't want to face alone. Having family and friends around can really help but sometimes having a safe and confidential space to explore how you are feeling after your partner is no longer with you can be explored within a counselling process. What do you want for yourself now you are on your own path?