I read this today and found it a very touching , heartwarming and realistic approach to the traumas we experience through life and wanted to share it with you. It may well clear up some doubts you’ve had about what is expected/normal in response to trauma and you can make up your own mind about what’s right for you.
The Trauma of Being Alive
by Mark Epstein
Talking with my 88-year-old mother, four and a half years after my father died from a brain tumor, I was surprised to hear her questioning herself. “You’d think I would be over it by now,” she said, speaking of the pain of losing my father, her husband of almost 60 years. “It’s been more than four years, and I’m still upset.”