Tag: anxiety

Stop and Reflect? I did. Now what?

stop and reflect
Right before I met my husband, his father died. I recently asked him how often he thinks of his dad, they were quite close. He answered, “Now and then. Every week maybe? If something comes up. Something that reminds me of him.” I was taken aback by the lack of agency and urgency in his answer. It was surprisingly nonchalant. Granted, I’ve never lost a parent— I’m extremely fortunate that I still have three grandparents alive and sharp as ever—but I imagine I would have guilt if I didn’t readily stop and reflect about a departed parent at least once a day, twice. . [...] Continue reading


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