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So sad
May 8, 2014
10:03 am
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Molly said
I am so sad. My brother got married today and everyone from my family is there. I don't know why I'm sad, I don't want to be a part of their lives. I can't make sense of it all. I am just sad and hurting so very much. 

Estrangement is hard. Even when estrangement is our choice, it still doesn't take away the pain.  

It doesn't, does it? It sounds like you're mourning the family you wish you had, and your brother's wedding is making you long for that family. Or for any family, perhaps.

*hug* Strength to you. I hope you can find your way through the sadness and come out stronger.

May 7, 2014
2:16 pm
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I understand totally. I became estranged from my father (his choice initially, now mutual) and later, as a result of the rift between myself and him, most of my other relatives (that one was my choice). I miss my aunts, uncles, and cousins every single day; and holidays are the worst. I can imagine that a family wedding would be even more painful still.

But despite the never-ending grief these separations have brought, I wouldn't change my decision to put distance between myself and my relatives. It's unfortunate; but sometimes you have to put your own mental health first. 

{{virtual hug}}

I hope you did something nice for yourself last weekend. 

May 3, 2014
6:43 pm
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I am so sad. My brother got married today and everyone from my family is there. I don't know why I'm sad, I don't want to be a part of their lives. I can't make sense of it all. I am just sad and hurting so very much. 

 

Estrangement is hard. Even when estrangement is our choice, it still doesn't take away the pain.  

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