It’s tough leading in a dance you never wanted to learn, isn’t it?
Yet that’s what bereaved parents do every single day.
We carry our own burdens and also shoulder the burden of others in social encounters, working hard not to step on toes.
Sometimes, it’s just too much.
If I don’t mention Dominic, no one else does and that disappoints me.
If I do mention Dominic, the response is often sympathy or rushing to another topic.
Which is also disappointing.
If I smile, then I’m “so much better’.
If I tear up, then I’m “not over it yet”.
Read the rest here: Can I Just Be Me?