Grief support groups, condolence advice, funeral etiquette and more
This is a forum for those who have been affected by a loss from a murder/suicide
Latest Conversations: Feb 10, 2015
Started by LaurenS. Last reply by LaurenS Apr 7, 2014.
Started by Janet Garrett Nenzel. Last reply by Janet Garrett Nenzel Feb 14, 2014.
Started by lorraine kelly. Last reply by Bera Jan 26, 2014.
In regards to Rebekahs comment about being gentle to those making the comments about "knowing how I feel", It doesn't make me feel angry, or any animosity towards them, it's more that it makes me feel sort of all alone. If the conversation rolls were turned around, I would almost certainly say the same thing, and I would probably think I really did know.
Somehow, this incident stirs up so many more emotions than any of the other deaths of loved ones I've experienced over the years. It's such, that I really don't know how to express what I'm feeling. At the moment, I think it's mostly guilt wondering what I could have done different to prevent it from happening. What I feel seems to change continually though.
Hi Jeff, I have followed your family's story. I pray for you many times a day! I am originally from Ogden, but live in Hawaii now. it is so heartbreaking what you are going through. It must seem like it's too much to bear most of the time. Your daughter and her children were absolutely beautiful. There are some really good people who come to these sites. Support and understanding from others is probably the most important thing for you to receive at this stage of your grief. There are no words to express my sadness regarding your loss. No one can possibly know what you are going through. I will continue to pray that you receive peace. Getting through the initial stages are so difficult. There are no answers for what has happened, however, you will ,at some point, learn how to cope.
God Bless You on this journey. No one should ever have to
face such a difficult trial in their life.
If I can be of any help, please feel free to reach out.
After reading your post my tears started to swell up. I have not gone through this but I do want to say you will get support through this web site. I am so sorry. Your healing will take time... I am so sorry Jeff...
On the evening of 16 January 2014, my son in law shot and killed my daughter, her mother (My ex-wife) my 7 year old grandson, and my 5 year old granddaughter before he turned the gun on himself. I’m not sure what I’m looking for here, I just know I can’t stay where I am mentally as it’s not a place I can remain for any length of time while retaining any resemblance of sanity. People say they know how I feel, whereupon all I can do is nod my head while knowing, that while they mean well, they really don’t have a clue.
How do you deal with all the different emotions? They gang up on you to the point where dealing with any one of them individually seems impossible and as a group they're too overwhelming.
How do you move forward when your life seems so turned around that you no longer know what forward is?
Are there people out there on this board who have gone through something similar? Can you ever really get through it?
Peace and love this Valentine's Day.
A friend of ours committed suicide (by gun shot). We also had a distant family member that was found in a pool. The odd thing about it was that it was no signs of a struggle and nothing was taken from his car. We strongly believe he committed suicide. Both suffered from depression. Depression is real and if we do not recognize the signs & symptoms it can lead to tragedy. I am a psychiatric nurse and my job is to help such ones. Unfortunately, I have not always won the battle but I try. The sad thing is ,we all suffer from some type of depression. This website is an excellent support system for those who need comfort. (Proverbs 12:25)
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