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MerryBlooms Donating Member (940 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 06:46 PM
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7. I know I didn't really start healing until I got angry
It took me 5 years and a really good therapist. Once I gave myself permission to be angry and it was ok to be angry, I felt loads better. I was raised that 'good' girls don't get angry and I've spent most of my life denying anger. After making that breakthrough, I feel like an elephant has been lifted off my shoulders. I was surprised by how cleansing getting angry can be. I'm still working on the guilt I have associated with anger, but I am much better at cutting myself slack when I do feel angry - anger doesn't mean I'm bad anymore. I have a feeling of peace that I never had before.

btw, I don't really think there's a 'normal' for grieving. I know my grieving for my husband was different from the grief for my mom and others. I believe grief is personal and unique to us all.

My best to you during these difficult times and may peace of mind and love envelope you.

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