Why can't I grieve?
My mother died in August 2012- after a long illness.
However, I haven't grieved at all. It almost seems like nothing significant happened. My wife,father and sister have all grieved- as has my son, but I can't.
It's not that we weren't close. In my early years my mother doted over me after losing a son in child birth- I was her 'little miracle'. She always wanted a hug, even when I got to adulthood and married my wife. She always boasted about my achievements.Yet, I can't grieve her passing.
I do think about her a lot but don't feel sad. Also, a few days ago, I felt the need to write all of this down, However, I still steadfastly failed to feel sad.
It worries me that either I can't grieve for my mother or I have buried it so deep that I can't come to terms with her death. I am aged 54, so I am mature enough to cope.
Can you offer any help, please?