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Chronic sorrow

Started by Pen, November 17, 2016, 04:19:34 pm

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Some of you may want to check out a diagnosis called "chronic sorrow." I found information online when I was trying to find help getting out of my sadness spiral regarding my disabled adult daughter. Most of the listed symptoms and feelings fit what I had been going through for 30 years.

It then occurred to me that having an adult child who rejects his/her FOO for whatever reason might trigger chronic sorrow for some of us. Perhaps if we can name it and validate it we can better heal from it. Just a thought.
Respect ... is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.
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