Dixie Allison Duke
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bluebird commented on Dixie Allison Duke's blog post Another Thought For Today
"I'm sorry. Do you perhaps have any other relatives who could help you learn about your mother, provide memories and information? Perhaps aunts/uncles?"
May 31, 2021
bluebird commented on Dixie Allison Duke's blog post Figuring out how to not allow my grief to be my identity
"That sounds like a good idea, looking for a therapist who specializes in grief. I hope you are able to find someone who is the right fit, and who can really help you."
Apr 6, 2021
Dixie Allison Duke commented on Dixie Allison Duke's blog post Figuring out how to not allow my grief to be my identity
"Yes, thank you. I have gone back to counseling as of several moths ago, and am working through a lot of this stuff. The only thing about my counselor is she is not trained or specializes in grief specifically. While therapy is good, I am now looking…"
Apr 6, 2021
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Apr 4, 2021
bluebird commented on Dixie Allison Duke's blog post Figuring out how to not allow my grief to be my identity
"Since this is in the blog portion of the site, I'm not sure if you want responses or not -- if not, feel free to ignore what I'm about to type. Have you considered the possibility of seeing a therapist to help you work through this stuff?…"
Mar 10, 2021
Dixie Allison Duke commented on Babs's group Disenfranchised grief
"No One Understands I feel like no one understands what it's like to lose your Mother when you are 2 years old. So many grief support groups and pages are focused on recent losses, and I get so frustrated because no one out there is like me. My…"
Mar 8, 2021
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Disenfranchised grief

This group is for all those whose grief has been disenfranchised (not supported or acknowledeged by family, friends or society) I hope this group will exist to enfranchise your grief. Please don't grieve alone.See More
Mar 8, 2021
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Figuring out how to not allow my grief to be my identity

I think I have known for awhile that my grief is not supposed to be my identity. I think I know that my identity should be defined by the human I have become, despite my loss and my grief. However, trying to figure out who I really am seems to be both a struggle, and it's scary. I feel like I can only identify some of the things that I am and am not. I try to not highlight the things I don't really like about me. I try to focus on the positive things I know I am. But, I spend too much time with…See More
Mar 7, 2021
Dixie Allison Duke is now a member of Online Grief Support - A Social Community
Mar 6, 2021

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Female, 44, Military, married
About my Loss:
My Mother passed suddenly at age 32 in 1979 when I was 2 years old.

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Another Thought For Today

Things are just resonating with me today, I guess, and I'm actually in a place where I can write my thoughts. I read this one just a bit ago... "Feelings of grief recede, but feelings of loss remain ever-present."

Another one that hits home as I define what this journey is that I'm on. It seems to more accurately describe how I have felt all along. As I was a 2-year old when my Mother died 42-plus years ago, I don't think I could have had the capacity to consciously grieve.…

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Posted on April 4, 2021 at 6:21pm — 1 Comment

Thought for Today

I just read something that I hope will stick with me for some time to come.

"Some things in life cannot be fixed. They can only be carried."

I am not sure why right now, but that seems to resonate with me. I have carried grief with me my entire life, and I feel like for the longest time I was hoping I'd wake up one day and realize the shroud of grief hanging on my shoulders was finally gone. That day still has not come. However, maybe it is not realistic to expect that…

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Posted on April 4, 2021 at 2:38pm

Figuring out how to not allow my grief to be my identity

I think I have known for awhile that my grief is not supposed to be my identity. I think I know that my identity should be defined by the human I have become, despite my loss and my grief. However, trying to figure out who I really am seems to be both a struggle, and it's scary. I feel like I can only identify some of the things that I am and am not. I try to not highlight the things I don't really like about me. I try to focus on the positive things I know I am. But, I spend too much time…

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Posted on March 7, 2021 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

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