~“ There are things we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go”. Anonymous
Denied feelings do not disappear. They fester beneath the surface and bubble up in the form of anger, fear and depression. Deciding to take the next step toward dealing directly with your grief is the beginning of change and the first step toward healing.
TAKING A STEP:
What are your feelings about having to accept what you did not ask for and having to let go of the one person in your life that you felt would never leave? If it is an unexpected life experience (job loss, illness, life transition, etc.) that you are struggling with, what aspects of that past situation will you grieve as you try to adjust to its absence?