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Thank you Melinda and gramaokie for your replies. I spent quite some time today reading through the posts of others on this page. I am so sorry to everyone that has to travel this road. Today, I connected with a local grief support group, and am going to my first session on Sunday.
Hi Inga: Glad you found your way here. Sorry you had to become part of this group. Many people think they're being considerate by not bringing up our loved one. They don't realize that's just about all we're thinking about and want to talk about him. Your situation is made more difficult by the circumstances surrounding your brother's death. I encourage you to communicate YOUR needs to your family at this time. Be gentle with yourself. Remember there are no rules for grieving and no time limits. Take good care!
I'm very sorry to hear about your loss Inga. I just joined this site when I lost my younger brother of 54 yrs to PVOD on 9/22. I also, regrettably, lost my only child Candace Rae Watson, who had just turned 30 yrs old. Her and her husband were raising their 3 little girls! Feel free to voice any or all your feelings here. It might be helpful to me or others. I love and miss him so much! He's a kind man, great brother, fantastic, father and loving husband. It's still UNbelievable!!! HE'S SUCH A !GOOD! MAN!
I just found this group today. This is the first discussion group I have ever joined, so I'm not sure if this is where I should be posting this or not. I lost my 34 year old little brother on September 11th of this year. He was a ferry pilot that crashed his plane on an island off the coast of Greenland. Search and rescue looked for him for a week before the search was called off. His crash site was discovered later the same day that the search was called off by a passing helicopter on a routine flight. It was an agonizing week waiting to find out his fate, thinking he could still be alive and stranded in the mountains or on the ice sheet of Greenland. That stress on top of the reality of losing him has been really hard to cope with. My mother, who is the only one who can possibly understand the pain of this lives in another city, and my husband and his family have been very distant about what I am going through. They get very uncomfortable when I bring up anything regarding my brother. I am pretty much the rock in my family for both my husband and our three children. So it has been really hard for them to not have me holding down the fort like I normally do. I am hoping that finding others who can understand what I'm going through will help with the healing process. That is what brought me here...
Sharon: My brother's "angel day" was March 9, 2010. The gut-wrenching pain has subsided. I still think about him and miss him every day. I can think about him now without crying most of the time. Occasionally, it almost seems harder like when I'm with his 3 grandchildren. He loved them so very much. At least he got to know them unlike your brother. I treasure all of the precious memories I have of my brother as I'm sure you do, too.
It will be two years on Dec. 12th since my brother Paul died. He never got to meet his beautiful granddaughter who is one years old now. I miss him everyday since he died does it get any easier?
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Thank you everyone for your posts. Yesterday I took flowers and la card/etter to Lisa and put them on her resting place and my mom took her a new angel. We visited her for a long while. It was almost harder yesterday than the day of her memorial service one year ago. I so want to talk with Lisa again but also know we will be reunited someday. But this side of heaven remains a hard place to be.
Take care everyone and know you are not alone.
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