Feeling relief, not grief, over father’s death



January 28, 2019 - 10:09 AM

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn: It was the 15th anniversary of my dad’s death recently. I know it should have been a day marked by profound grief, but instead the primary feeling I had was … relief.

This sentiment would have been easier to accept if he had been a monster, but he was an absolutely wonderful man and deeply devoted father whom I adored, and still do.

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