This was a popular post on my community page, as often people don’t realise they are grieving.
People often assume grieving is about the death of someone, which it is and is heartbreaking, but grieving is about loss.
I am grieving the loss of relationships with family, who whilst they are still alive, the loss of them in my life, knowing they will never be in my life, is loss like someone dying.
I am grieving a Mother who didn’t protect me and love me.
I am grieving a Father, who abandoned me and does not wish to see me, even though I now live really close to him.
I am grieving the loss of my relationship and contact with my siblings, who I have always loved and protected when we were children.
Grieving is also about trauma.
I am grieving the huge amounts of abuse I was subjected to as a child and adolescent.
I am grieving a childhood stolen from me. My innocence stolen from me. Continue reading