I’ve been feeling abandoned by a family member how do I heal and feel happy again I’ve tried to heal and be happy again but it’s just not working no matter what I do?
~ Trying to heal
Dear Trying to heal,
I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling abandoned by a family member and struggling to heal and feel happy again.
First and foremost, it's important to acknowledge and validate your feelings.
You have the right to feel hurt, sad, and abandoned, and it's okay to grieve the loss of this relationship.
It's also okay to seek support from trusted friends, family members, or a therapist.
Talking about your feelings with someone who cares about you can be incredibly healing and help you process what's going on.
It can be incredibly difficult to overcome these feelings, but know that you're not alone and there is help available to you.
Additionally, consider engaging in self-care activities that bring you joy and relaxation.
This could be anything from taking walks in nature, practicing mindfulness or yoga, or doing something creative like painting or writing. (I know to many people these suggestions sound "frutie", but these specific suggestions are backed by a lot of research in self evaluating our own feelings.)
These activities can help shift your focus and bring a sense of peace and happiness into your life.
Remember, healing takes time and it's a process.
You won't be able to just "snap out of it," but with support, patience, and compassion for yourself, you will be able to get through this and find happiness again.