Grieving What Could Have Been And What Never Will Be
This resonated with me in so many ways. I came out as a gay man to my father 10 years ago and he didn’t take it nicely. During my twenties I dated some guys but never felt confident enough to seek something serious, in part, among many other things, because of the rejection of my father.
But now I’m 31 and I do have a boyfriend who is to me one of the most amazing human beings on Earth but my father refuses to meet him and have any interaction. Although I love my father and I know he loves me too, I’m slowly starting to come to terms with the fact that I may never have the relationship with him that I would love to have. Easier said than done because that hurts every single day. Thank you for sharing this.
Well said, you raise a very important point. You have given me reason to think about it more carefully. Thank you. These reminders would have been very helpful for a younger version of me, but I'll write them down anyway. After all, they might help someone else.
Hi there, where can I find the recording of this event? So sad I missed it and feel my husband and I would really benefit from this 🤍
Do you have any additional resources or information for those of us adult children who have stepped into estrangement from a parent?
my sister and i are learning a lot and making important decisions simply by reading this article together. thank you!
This hit home!!!