Ask Annah: Why Do I Feel Worse 2-3 Years after My Significant Life Loss Event

Annah Elizabeth Ask Annah, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health 2 Comments

Dear Journeyer, I am often asked some variation of this question: “It’s been three years since my child/parent/sibling/spouse/best friend died and I feel worse now than I did when it happened. What is wrong with me?” Though this query often references the death of a person, I have also heard it with regard to other forms of loss, including but …

Nesting

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Happy Sunday-Monday, Journeyer, I hope today’s post finds you well and warm, and if not, that it finds you mending… Yesterday morning I had an overwhelming urge to sweep my floors and to catch up on the laundry. For those of you who’ve been around for a while, you know that I’m not usually one to whistle while I work …

Headway and Headdresses

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Happy Monday, Journeyer! It seems that many of the things that have been feeding my happy are those that I either can’t capture with my camera or I can’t take time to stop to photo them. Even though I don’t have pictures, I do have the memories. Like all things in life, when I stop to remember those moments that …

Family Momentum III

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LET FREEDOM RING! That is the first thing that comes to mind when I think about pulling away from Big Guy’s new home for the next four years. Let freedom ring for him. Let freedom ring for Warren and me. Don’t get me wrong. I love my children with every fiber I have, but I have always considered my role …

Gems

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A few precious gems from this week that fed my happy organ… We loaded up Big Guy’s belongings and headed out on the next chapter of his life… We had a delicious night out to commemorate Big Guy’s big move… I spotted these glorious flowers at the Wegman’s  we stopped at to buy a few dorm room goodies…Aren’t the colors …

Tricks & Treats

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Well, Journeyer, This past week has been a big fat blur! I’ve spent more time than I’d care trying to figure out the best way to handle a tough work situation… I’ve been buried alive in business bookwork… …designing project graduation fundraising flyers and typing minutes… …assembling this donation—a child’s birthday party in a basket… …and finishing the sorting of …

Family Momentum II

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Shortly after my daughter’s sixteenth birthday party, my oldest son and I loaded the last few items into his car and headed out on the long journey to college. I must say, a little worry tugged at me. You see, he inherited my stubborn and self-willed genetic traits. What if we don’t get along? How are we going to survive …