My mom passed 8 months ago. She was ill for about 15 years and me, my sister and stepdad took care of her. Her passing was very sudden. Just 2 days before she died, we celebrated her birthday and she was laughing and had such a great time. My bio died also died in 1987, after a long illness. I was 12.
About 4 months after my mom died, I started a new relationship. He's a great guy and very supportive of me. Things were going really well until about a month ago (my bday) when I started to feel anxious, irritable, sad, overwhelmed and unhappy.
In the last month, I've had some good days, but lately just feeling really down and crying daily again. I'm sure it's because Easter is coming up and then Mother's Day.
I have a therapist who has helped me a lot to deal with my mom. However, I'm feeling worse now than I did a few months ago.
Any advice on starting a new relationship while grieving? I don't want to hurt my boyfriend or push someone away but feel myself doing that. I feel like I have no energy to put into the relationship right now.View Thread