Unnervingly accurate. I could neither agree nor relate more. Thank you for posting. Father’s Day is always a challenge for our two son, fathers themselves now. As for me, I’m alone, often harboring feelings of hopelessness and about to face down a big birthday without my life partner.
Our loss will have been 3 years in September. But it actually encompasses many years of alcoholic isolation prior to that. Much of the 39 years of our marriage were “low-visibility.” We did intervene twice, to no avail. Hard to convince a successful man with everything to live for…who is “smarter than his doctors.” Death from cirrhosis is a horror.