In this snippet from the Motherhood Sessions, we discuss imposter syndrome and overcoming loss and grief in the family.
Publish Date: Dec 11, 2020
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In this snippet from the Motherhood Sessions, we discuss imposter syndrome and overcoming loss and grief in the family. It's hard when a child loses a parent, and stepping into that role can be hard on the parental figure. Communication is key and taking up more space with your feelings and grief.
and, you know, like maybe maybe they're lost is supposed to look bigger than mine because there's no one for me to share in the family unit. You know what I mean? But you have this new problem with keeping yourself small, which is that you feel like an imposter. And I think that feeling like an imposter is interfering with, naturally, giving this little girl affection. Even if you do feel affectionate towards her. It's like you're working so hard to keep your little small like you're cut off from your feelings because you're working so hard to keep yourself small. And so I think we need to look at what fills you. What makes you feel seen? What are your sources of receiving love? I think I think that that is going to come from taking up more space in your marriage. And how do you ask for more time and space to talk about your feelings, including your feelings about your prior husband and your feelings around his loss and practice communication about your past, more community