As devastating as sadness can feel, so many people cannot even begin to touch or connect with it at times, much less to begin overcoming it. A defensive numbness sets in. On the other hand, some people are terrified of their grief and will do whatever it takes to deny, bury or avoid dealing with it.
If you grew up with Childhood Domestic Violence, the SADNESS can be particularly intense and crushing. How do you even begin to tackle the pain? Where do you start when there is a large part of you that never wants to relive that SADNESS or hurt from your past ever again?