My Failed 75th Birthday Celebration Part 2

seeking guidance from Question 6 in Chapter 9

I find valuable guidance from Question 6 at the end of Chapter 9. I feel it accurately fits my current situation:


How can I get in touch with any deep feelings of anger and abandonment I may be harboring?

How can I then find helpful ways to deal with those feelings?

The second question feels more relevant. Abandonment is a core issue for me, with roots in my painful childhood. I remember having these feelings many times before. Now they appear magnified because of the importance (to me, at least) of this “big” birthday. But, on reflection, I remember often being disappointed when people did not step up on other occasions that were important to me. This time, I have done a wise thing and left the scene of my disappointment. Read more