What is Life when your love one goes or a close friend dies???

Plymouth, England
November 17, 2016 8:38am CST
I personally find life very difficult to understand and stumble badly and this takes time to recover. My half brother lost his young son at 14 in a car crash and at least his daughter survived but lost his wife through divorce. He has numbed himself or bottled it up and carry on with life working and doing well. But I am not like that and time the only healer but how long? I suppose everybody has their way of grieving and for me definitely not easy.
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• Peoria, Arizona
17 Nov
Everyone grieves differently. And we must respect that. I am very sorry for his loss. I lost my best friend when I was 16 and I can functional normally, but even after 5 years it still gets to me. It is not just about them gone that causes this sadness, it is the memories we cherish and realizing that those are the only memories we will ever get to have with them, to create with them. Many words unsaid, many things planned that was never done, one last hug or kiss that never got to happen. But we need to cherish the memories that we had with them, but still everyone grieves differently.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
17 Nov
I agree.with you. The grieving process is a healthy one to allow us to cope.
• Peoria, Arizona
18 Nov
@Gita17112016 Yep, there is 5 stages for grief and you have to let people go through them.
@Julie555 (2600)
24 Nov
Thank You for nice meaningful post.It reminded me to call my sister and kiss my husband before he left to office
@kevin1877uk (35792)
19 Nov
No matter what life can be hard, sorry to hear about your brother.
@Yadah04 (2869)
• Philippines
18 Nov
there is definitely no easy way heal the would from that loss. i am sorry for the loss.
• Trinidad And Tobago
17 Nov
Hi there. Different folk, different strokes. People grieve differently, and people heal differently. Also the Time is different. I suppose what makes us recover faster has a lot to do with belief systems too.
@Happy2BeMe (62533)
• Canada
17 Nov
First off I am so sorry for your loss. People handle grief differently. I am like you I would have a very difficult time to go on after such a great loss. Your half brother is doing what works for him and he carries that pain every day but he chooses not to let it show. He is how he deals. Life is very difficult and when I person so young loses their life it is hard to move forward.