Recovery is very often about grieving— which is confusing sometimes, because often we’re not quite sure what we are or should be grieving.
Many of us think about “grief” primarily in the context of losing a person or a pet who was in our lives.
Most people have at least a few of those types of losses in our lifetimes— but the feelings of loss we experience often seem to be disproportionate to what we lost.
The truth is, recovery often puts us in touch with losses other than death.
As we come to terms with things that have happened to us and things that were denied us, we start to realize we’ve lost more than we realize along the way.
Maybe we lost, or never had, a sense of safety.
Maybe we lost, or never had, a sense of belonging.
Maybe we lost, or never had, a sense of…
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