My dad’s birthday was yesterday. I already have missed the birthdays of my mom and older brother. I’ve been distant (little to no contact) from my family for pretty much my entire life and have become fully estranged in the past 2 years. I don’t regret it at all. I have a lot of healing to do and now that I’ve left my abusive past behind, I’m becoming a happier, better person. It’s intensely lonely and I have become a difficult person to know or get close to, but I know I’m going to end up just fine in the end. I’ve always been kind of a loner, even though I know and get along with many many people.
If anyone is going through a similar situation, feel free to shoot me a message. When everyone else is having amazing family moments and celebrations, it can be nice to talk to someone that understands.