I have been nursing some inner soul wounds. It is hard as a parent to watch your kids go through hard times. I won’t invade my kids’ privacy by getting into details, but let me just say that most of them are struggling right now. And, all are struggling around difficult or ending relationships. The grief Can be as devastating for the death of a relationship as it is for the death of a physical being. Before those of you who have experienced and are grieving the death of a loved one turn on me, I am not saying one is worse or better. Grief just is.
The advice for grieving the end of a relationship is pretty much the same though. If you are having too hard a time moving forward please get in to see a professional to discuss why. Not necessarily to discuss why you are sad but what might be holding you back. I have witnessed too many, especially women, who take on the responsibility for causing the end of the relationship whether they were the dumper or the dumpee. Or even if she was being treated terribly. It is always somehow her fault. Ladies, please go see a professional to find out why your self-worth isn’t stronger and by all means, do something to fix it. It is not easy but sometimes you have to fight your way through the misty fog-shrouded overgrowth of your life’s choices and take one step and then, the next until you can freely move forward. Learn from your missteps and your mistakes and I guarantee you will be stronger for it.
Be well and be strong!
aka Mum, Momma, Mom, Ma, Puna