Grief and healing from that grief is not just for those who are missing someone who has moved on from this physical realm. It is also for those who have been taken due to mental health issues, disruptions in the family or anything else that breaks relationships. Unresolved family issues can lead to tensions that will not be overcome and will split a family apart. Talking about whatever the issues are will resolve them. Not talking about them will lead to misinformation and hurt feelings. If years are allowed to pass without talking then the hurt becomes bigger then the original issues themselves. If one of the parties have tried to talk about the problem and the other is either denying there is a problem or unwilling to talk, their is no resolution taking place between you. You can still resolve your feelings. Writing about it or using art therapy will get you through the original issue as well as the grief of the lost relationship. Grieving is a life long process that never goes away. You do learn to live without that person and move on without them in your life. It is not easy. Grieving is never easy. It is painful. Heart wrenching. Do not let it make you bitter. Bitterness comes when you do not deal with the unresolved feelings of hurt. Bitterness only hurts you more. It does nothing to the person that hurt you originally. Releasing all of those emotions that are weighing you down will free you from the hurt and pain.
Write down everything you would like to say to the person that hurt you or broke relationship with you. Draw out those feelings, even if it is a scribble on a paper. Do this as often as it takes to get rid of the hurt and pain of that lost relationship. When you are done, relax, take some deep breaths and listen to this relaxation exercise. link to the relaxation and guided imagery video’s Enjoy!