Grief versus Regret


No Half Measures

I was watching one of my favorite TV shows the other day, A Million Little Things, and as often happens, how they dealt with the concept we’d been discussing in a support group that same week resonated with me. In the episode I was watching (and warning, spoiler alert!!), Rome Howard, a character played by Romany Malco, spoke at his mother’s funeral. He later discussed with his father, the one remaining parent, that he’d been able to speak without regret about his mother, because they had said everything they needed to say, and that his relationship with his father wasn’t on the same footing.

And this seemed to me to be an excellent application or outcome of the concept of grief versus regret. This fictional character was grieving the loss of his mother and would grieve the loss of his father, if that situation presented itself, but the…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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