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Friday, March 23, 2012

Best to take things a day at a time.

One of the most important things about dealing with a loved one who is hurt is that you cannot take a short period of "look how good he's doing!" and project that out to "He'll be just fine by  X time." When you do that, your heart gets set on X as the deadline by which good things will happen. If it hasn't occured by X, your  hopes get dashed.

It's just an arbitrary time, people.

There are undoubtedly other applications for this outlook, but right now, we're reassessing how long it will take my partner to get better. And it's going to take a little longer than we let ourselves dare to possibly dream.

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5 Comments:

At Friday, March 23, 2012 11:15:00 PM, Blogger Deidre said...

So sorry to hear your buddy is ailing. Hope he recovers quicker than expected. :\

 
At Friday, March 23, 2012 11:16:00 PM, Blogger Deidre said...

So sorry to hear your buddy is ailing. Hope he recovers sooner than expected. :\

 
At Saturday, March 24, 2012 8:26:00 AM, Blogger Old NFO said...

Yep, recovery IS a moving target, and optimism does NOT always match reality...

 
At Saturday, March 24, 2012 10:19:00 AM, Blogger On a Wing and a Whim said...

Hope and pray the recovery goes smoothly, and as quickly as it can.

 
At Sunday, April 01, 2012 1:13:00 PM, Blogger phlegmfatale said...

It does take as long as it takes. I'm glad to hear your partner is on the mend. Blessings to him and all his dear ones.

 

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