"I am so sorry for your loss. I have sat on my brother's grave asking the same question. It's been 15 months for me, in some ways it feels like yesterday and in some ways it feels like an entire lifetime ago.
Unfortunately you will have to…"
If you can find the Grief Recovery Network I highly recommend it. It worked so well for me I was able to get through the 1st anniversary with out becoming the mess I expected to become. I was able to look back at good times, look through…"
"I am so sorry for your loss. I too lost my brother to suicide. I can relate to the pain you are describing and the loneliness. My brother was younger than me. He died in February 2013. I know what you mean by everyone kind of disappearing after a…"
"Jen, I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my brother to suicide, pills & alcohol. My brother never had any substance problems so it was surprising to say the least. He died a year ago February. I remember how I felt at the 6 month mark, I felt…"
The firsts are difficult but I found the lead up to the actual date worse than the day it self. On his birthday I went to the cemetery and had a cupcake, I sang Happy birthday to him by myself and ate half the cupcake and left the other half…"
this might sound crazy but where do you live? I am hosting my first Seder. I have become estranged from my parents since my brother's suicide. So I am doing the holidays myself with some friends and family. I'm in the south Jersey/…"
I am so sorry for your loss. I too lost my brother, he died by suicide a mixture of prescription drugs and alcohol. I know how horrible I felt when he died, it was just a year Feb. 5th. He left behind a beautiful little boy and a wife who I…"
"Congratulations Caryn on making it through. Even though I don't know you it's encouraging to see you're doing well. I too lost my brother many years ago but I still miss him and sometimes wonder what would have been with…"
"I am so happy that you made it through such a rough day. The anniversary of my sister's death is on August 22 and I really hope that I will be able to make it through that day and feel that feeling as well.
Proud of you!
"Well, I did it!!! I survived my brother's first anniversary. I really do feel this is an accomplishment, a year ago I didn't think I could do anything let alone make it through the hardest year of my life.
Don't get me wrong it…"
Caryn, thank you so much for your kind words. I am very sorry for your loss also. It just seems as if no one gets it. We look like we are coping on the outside but the inside is a mess. It is helpful to hear how other people manage and to get encouragement that these feelings will become more bearable.