Grieving What Never Happened

Kitanya Harrison
7 min readFeb 11, 2023
Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve stumbled upon discussions on social media about people who couldn’t understand why they hadn’t gotten over something "small" that happened a long time ago. For some people, it was not getting the "dream job" they’d been working towards. For others, it was a love that went unrequited. There were similar stories of feelings of distressing disappointment that had lingered well past their expected expiration…

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Kitanya Harrison

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