Posted by rayww on December 31, 2002, at 12:23:23
In reply to empower, posted by rayww on December 31, 2002, at 11:17:54
I just read this and see that I am not alone.
Today is the anniversary of my father's death. It took me 30 years to process my grief because I blocked it away for so many. I think my grief was affected by my mental disorder in that I could easily transfer my feelings for him, into other people, and I could transfer my feelings for other people into my husband, and I survived on that addiction for as long as I could. but, that's another faith story.
anyway, happy anniversary dad. thanks for staying near.
Has anyone else found it difficult to feel the right emotions associated with loss and grief because of a mental disorder? Did you confuse those powerful emotions with faith and spirituality? How about laughing when you should feel sad, feeling driven to focus on things of least importance, while neglecting a crisis, etc.
Uhhh would anyone care to start a discussion on this? I think it is a topic that could belong here.
I would encourage others to begin posts here on the faith board that "you" feel would fit under the category of faith and spirituality. If Bob disagrees, he can move them, but let's first try to move Bob. (by the spirit :)