The five stages of grief don’t happen in succession.
Don’t give in to feeling guilty.
From an outsider’s perspective looking in, it was hard to understand. So, I want to explain.
Analyze your friendships in 2020. Just because you have a history with someone, doesn’t mean that you have to force the relationship to thrive if it has already started to die. Friendships are meant to bring us joy – not judgment, anger or resentment.
Had I loved you first, I would have told you every day what you meant to me. I wouldn’t try to pretend that saying “I love you,” was derivative or that I was somehow too good for your generosity.
Realize that part of your capabilities are recognizing that it’s okay to feel burdened, confused, or lost, but that you’re also capable of changing it at any time.
No one gets through life unscathed. No one gets through life without loss and death and grief.
1. Experience will only take you so far on a job interview; you have to show them that you have the passion and determination to get the job done.
It’s much more than the cost of a wedding that is luring millennials toward elopement; it’s the familial pressure to conform.
Actual grief—from the anger to the depression to the eventual acceptance—doesn’t benefit from platitudes because you’ve finally emerged wiser and with a content understanding that how you feel is valid.