My wife and I have been married for 3 years. Ever since we met I’ve gone with her to a holiday party hosted by her and her best friend. It’s a fairly large party, that grows every year. This year I did not attend, my wife is still pretty upset with why I didn’t.
Two days before the party I was notified my ex fiancée had passed. I didn’t know the details, but it hit me very hard. To be honest, towards the end of things we didn’t have the best relationship and I’ll spare those details. She was an addict and had relapsed which heavily influenced the ending of our relationship.
I went through a lot of grief leaving her in that state, maybe it hit me because I feel like I didn’t do enough to help her.