I am 'haunted' by an old family curse. If you have been reading me for a while, this story is probably familiar to you.
For at least the last 4 generations on my mum's side the women have all been young widows.
1) My dad died from cancer when I was 18.
2) My grandfather died from a heart attack when my mum was 12.
3) My great-grandfather died from injuries in a car accident when my grandma was 13.
4) My great-great-grandfather died from pneumonia after fighting a fire when my great-grandma was 2 or 3.
Sometimes I think back on this and make myself sick with worry about it.
When my husband was in a terrible car accident a few years ago, and we didn't know his status, just that he was hit by a semi, I was sure that it was happening again. I think my mum was pretty sure of the same thing.
I used to dwell on it a lot, but not as much any more. I can't live my life worrying about something that may or may not ever happen. This doesn't mean that I don't still think about it from time to time, I just don't dwell on it anymore.
Does your family have a curse?