IT ONLY TAKES A FEW WORDS
If you knew it would only take a few words, maybe a sentence, to relieve another person’s pain would you provide them?
Your words do not have to be in person. An email or voice message would suffice. A few simple words to signal awareness of another’s existence such as ‘Thinking of you’ or ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ are all that is necessary. Nothing very elaborate, just an acknowledgement.
Perhaps you are unaware of the pain caused by your abandonment. You did not direct a physical assault. There is no external indication of pain for you to verify with records.
How could you know your lack of contact is perceived as non-caring and hurtful? There is no expiration date on how often to make a connection.
Are you mindful of your silence?