Thanks. I actually worked a lot through the stages of grief four years ago when my relationship of almost seven years ended. Knowing the stages and letting myself grieve was important but it only gave me a road map of what might happen and how to deal with it. It still was very devastating. Understanding helps, but break ups tie in someways to losing my mom at a young age. It's gotten better over the years, but I still have some abandonment issues. Knowing helps, but it doesn't always fix everything. That seems to be a life long process. Life tends to damage us all in small and big ways. I think the trick is acknowledging your demons and coming to peace that they will always be there in some way. They just don't have to define you.
You have been incredibly generous with your words and wisdom. I know the path is still mine to walk, but everyone has been very helpful. A heartfelt thanks!
Singing in Seattle