I lost my dad nearly 3 years ago to alcohol addiction. He became homeless and he chose drink over a relationship. He knew he was dying and chose not to inform me, after two years of no contact he died alone after 3 weeks hospital. I’m still struggling with feeling angry, guilty, regret and disgust. I have a son and there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for him. I don’t know how to grieve, can anyone relate?
Yes we can grow from every experience in life, including the terrible ones and even when we don’t want to. Sigh!
I am re-posting because..well..I screwed the post up the first time. Sorry! I believe in your unique magic & wonder. Do you? You are special beyond measure. We share this journey called life. We are all part of the human family. I wish everyone realized that. We are ALL in this together.
Happy Easter all! And if you don’t do Easter or chocolate, happy Sunday! If you’re feeling low today, I want you to do something... Stop what you’re doing, get your walking shoes on, get some headphones in and go! Don’t think, don’t second guess, just walk! Somewhere open, somewhere blue & sunny! https://youtu.be/I6aR-v7i0lc Listen to this & simply exist for a minute or two! ♥️
I have been seeing a therapist since 2019 and it was my first experience with one. At first, I didn't like it but I grew to love it and loved talking to him about anything. It just felt so good to talk to someone without judgment and someone who cared about me. He is now moving away and I am devastated. I'm trying not to be sad but I can't seem to stop. Idk what I'm gonna do now that he's leaving and truthfully I am hurt. I didn't think it was gonna end, I feel like I'm going through a breakup. I can't help but wish I didn't meet him now so I wouldn't be in this much pain. Idk how to process this hopefully someone can help.
Everyday I secretly go over what happend to my brother in my head like a broken record breaks me all the time tonight is really bad I’ve realized that every odd day that go’s by and he not being here enjoying the things we should enjoy the simple things that everyone needs know he doesn’t breathe enjoy a meal enjoy the days and amazing things that happen I feel not only feel guilty for trying to live life I feel like I’m acting I can’t enjoy any of the things either and it’s like they arnt happening either and there’s no point I watch everyone go on as if nothing happened and it’s odd to me
Hey all I have lost my dad and about to lose my pop
The past may be with me in my heart, but I live in the now. That makes every day brand new and filled with possibilities.
Reflection #Grief #Spring #Awakening #Becoming Since we are in the new season of spring, it is an especially good time for reflection. If you have lost a loved one, your world has changed.There may have been times when you wished you could have been buried with, or left this world with your dear one. Instead, you often buried yourself in your sadness, misery and sometimes in feelings of isolation. Spring is a season of rebirth, recommitment, reawakening, fresh new beginnings. If you are still hiding under a cloak of misery, take time to notice all the things around you that speak to, and show us how all must come to life again in this new season. If you have finally begun to blossom, to reach up to the sun, and start to grow into whoever it is you are, or want to become, then rejoice in that. There is much sadness in life, but also much over which we can and must rejoice. ~ Coach Iris, Life and Loss Transformation/Life Reinvention Coach
We can’t return to our pre-loss lives, just as we cannot return to our pre-pandemic lives, and live just as we did “before”. It simply is not possible. We have to redesign how we think first, in order to accept. Acceptance is the first step in being able to figure out how to fsshion any kind of peaceful and productive lives for ourselves. I hear folks say what I personally consider an irritating expression, so often. “It is what it is”. But do they walk the walk or just talk the talk? We live in the reality of the Now. Acceptance does not in any way mean forgetting or loving our dear ones less. It means valuing the ongoing gift of our own lives, and the gift of the love and good fortune with which we were so blessed before.
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Hi, My name is Marcus from South Africa, Johannesburg. I had a baby girl on the 13 of March 2020 and 2 months later I lost my job due to covid. No that I can't maintain my child, am being called useless father 😞 and am no longer allowed to see her. I've left my baby mama with the house and a car as she was having our baby and I went back home to my parents. I was not allowed to come for her 1st birthday. Is there anything wrong I did as a man trying to be there for his child.
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Hello, I have lost my younger sister. She killed herself, It was a while ago but I have never managed to move on. I am feeling really sad, it is like I could never understand what she has done. I am looking to exchange with people. Thank you everyone for your support in this difficult moment