Once. I was very young and I distinctly remember the feeling . . like an elevator plummeting to the basement. I didn't like it so I made sure it never happened again. Sadly, the grief that losing a beloved pet bestows on us is a heartbreak as well.
My heart was broken when my husband died 30 years ago. I am coping with a broken heart now, as my son's ex has denied us access to my dear grand daughters.
I think dealing with a broken heart takes time and the pain is like a burden that is always there but one you become used to bearing in time.
There are so many ways to have your heartbroken Annfi - you have to wonder at the inner strength some of us have to deal with it. You read about grandparents not having access to their grandchildren, and that must be so difficult for you Annfi - my heart goes out to you.
Thanks Norma. It is a huge sadness ans I was so close to my own Grandparents. My eldest grand daughter and I had a great relationship, unfortunately I haven't had the oportunity to even get to know the younger darling.
Annfi, We had a falling out with our s/i/l, 3 years ago, but our daughter still made sure we saw our 2 granddaughters, & she's very nice to me when I come to the house to take them to the park or for the week-end at the younger daughters house. (They live in another state.) I was only allowed on the front porch at the beginning, but now I'm allowed inside the front door, in the hallway! I have had to ask twice to use the bathroom, which is up stairs, when my daughter was out, & I was allowed too! Once the eldest granddaughter took me upstairs to show me something in her room! How lucky was I? Isn't there anything the courts can do for you, as in access to see the girls?
I am reluctant to challenge her on it, because any stress pushes her closer to the edge and has an affect on my grandchildren's happiness and safety.I have seen that she has no restraint on her behaviour in front of her children and although I hate the situation, I wonder if it is better for them, to not upset the status quo.
I've had my heart broken a couple of times, first it was my first love, after a couple of months he thought we would have a short break, I was devistated, we didn't end up together, looking back now I'm glad we didn't. Then another a few years later, after nearly 3 years together, he decided to break up, I didn;t take it too well, I thought I was going to die. and I lost a lot of weight, he came to see me a couple of months down the track, but I couldn't risk going through that again.