I’m embracing the fact that I’m in grief. My psychologist told me to pay attention and be mindful about it. So instead of just writing down two things I’m grateful for each day, I’m also writing down two things that make me sad.
Today’s pithy thought was,
“This break-up is stupid and there’s nothing I can do about it but I’m still the one being judged.”
Which makes me feel like a broken record, but I think the more I acknowledge being stuck there, the greater the chance I can move on.
I went online to find articles about grieving during a separation, and most of them simply took the standard stages of grief and applied them to a break-up scenario, but it was helpful to read through and recognize things I’m feeling and doing from that perspective.
And then there was this sentence in an article that was obviously written by someone who was assigned it as a research project but is not actually knowledgeable in the psychology field:
I mean… it made me laugh, so I guess it was helpful after all…