From my therapist today: “I know you’re tired of this but it’s too huge for you to be over this “by now” and you’ll be dealing with this for the rest of your life. You’re living a parent’s worst nightmare. Very few people will understand.” She said “most people would try to compartmentalize and go on with life, but life will never be livable unless you sit with it.” Several months ago she told me “Your old life is dead” I know it sounds harsh, but this is exactly what I need to hear from her after the past year plus of trying to heal and move forward. I don’t know what’s waiting on the other side of this… All I can do is get through today. And extend grace to myself. I think that’s the hardest part.

Posted by justme at 2023-07-15 08:13:34 UTC