I think it is hard to listen someone talk/vent without saying anything. One of the things that I have learned from parenting is that, children just want their feelings acknowledge. They don’t want solutions, or “silver lining” sayings. They just want to be heard.
I am currently going through some emotions now and want to talk to someone and just have someone simply listen. Unfortunately, I realize no one in my support group (friends, family, even therapist) can do that for me. If I turn to them, I already know what they will say. And it’s not what I need to hear. It is not what will get me through this.
And that sucks.
I know that I will get through this (eventually), that I am strong, that I should be grateful, and that things could be a lot worse.
But still. Am I not allowed to have these feelings?
I feel like I can never really put my guard down and can’t be the real me. Or even just falter. That I always have to stand and keep moving.