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I am still grieving the loss of a whole church family, who voted me out of membership, after getting a divorce of a 31-year "marriage" (abuse).
However, I have taken a lifetime of "ashes" and made something out of them. I wrote about my life and won a scholarship and am a sophomore at age 66!
I was invited to present my paper (Society's Hidden Pandemic, Verbal Abuse, Precursor to Physical Violence and a Form of Biochemical Assault) at the Michigan Counseling Association and have been invited to present at the Honors College. I have managed to accomplish all of this with my high school education!
I will probably always mourn the loss of a whole church community (my family still attends, which is further wounding). www.churchabusepoetrytherapy.com was the result of this debacle.
I have written my memoir and...a poetry book, Sanctuary of the Soul (my endorsements humble me): Elie Wiesel, Wayne Dyer, Nikki Giovanni, Drs. Alice Miller, Wayne Dyer, et al.
There are some things one never gets over (I hate those words)......but learn to live with it/them......
Thanks to your article.I miss people whom I loved in my life but they
passed away.This life is really short.Their lives passed like a dream
but the memory of their love stays in my heart.It will stay in my heart forever.
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Arthur Dobrin, D.S.W., teaches applied ethics at Hofstra University. He is the author, coauthor, and editor of more than twenty books.
It can take a radical reboot to get past old hurts and injustices.