This emotion-filled blog – which took about eight hours to write in July 2018 – has been removed.
My husband spread his misery far enough. I won’t promote it further.
I do recommend this book (shown below). It’s the best thing on this topic that I’ve found.
And if you do encounter someone lost in trauma, remember these three steps:
1) Show up. Be a presence.
2) Shut up. Be a quiet presence.
3) Don’t cheerlead. Just listen and don’t talk, except to say, “I love you, and I’m here with you.”