Finally grieving after 30 years
My dad died in 1982, when I was only 13 years old. Now, at 43, I am tired of living with depression. Just recently I saw a counselor and he expressed that he can see that I am a very sad person. He asked me how I took it when my dad died, and I told him that it took me a long time to cry. He asked, "Did you ever really cry?" This got me thinking.... I don't think I have grieved properly over my dad. And I think that is why I have felt this thin layer of depression clouding over my life ever since. I wonder if it's possible to grieve, get it all out, and finally starting enjoying life again?