Hey, Tina. My mom passed away Dec.8,2008. I've tired so hard to handle her death on my own, I'm not doing that so well. I feel if I go to counciling then I'm not doing it on my own. The reason I say that I've always been the strong one in the family. I have 3 brothers & my dad is still here, but let me tell u 5 months after mommy passed away he already had another woman. So everything I thought our family was is all gone. All I can tell u is I understand exactley what u r going threw. My mommy was my bestfriend, my mom, & my safety net. Now its all gone & I don't know how to go on with my life. I have a husband that tries to understand, but really doesn't. I have 2 kids that are wonderful. No matter how hard I try not to show how much I'm hurt & missing my mom in front of them, but they know. I'm now to the point of really wanting to go to counciling, but afraid to go. I know I haven't helped u but I do know how you feel & what your going threw.