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Death and Grieving Coping with loss is difficult at any age, but you are not alone during this difficult time. Reach out to other users in this forum.

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help - February 8th 2018, 06:00 PM

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I need female advice to help me with what happened in my family in march with a death to a family member I had barely seen but I was still close with my aunt

she died from stage four skin cancer i don't know how to cope with this please help
   
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Re: help - February 10th 2018, 10:31 PM

Sorry to hear about your aunt. Even if you didn't get to see her much, she meant a lot to you and you were close to her. It's understandable that you would be upset and not know how to cope over losing someone you love.

When it comes to grieving, it's good to remember that there is no time limit. And that however you feel is okay. We all grieve differently and you may feel a range of emotions from disbelief, to sadness or even anger. These feelings are natural. It's also good to find a way of expressing these feelings rather than keeping them to yourself. If you feel upset, it's okay to cry. You can also try writing a letter to your aunt and letting her know that you miss her, and remember all the good times you did share together. If you feel angry, perhaps punch a pillow or write down why you are angry on paper and then rip it up. Also, it can really help to talk to others about how you are feeling...perhaps try opening up to family and they might be able to help you grieve.

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Re: help - February 14th 2018, 12:27 AM

As it has been said, there isn't really a right or wrong way to cope with your aunt's death because everyone grieves in their own way, in their own time. Try taking time to acknowledge that how you're feeling, how long you feel it, and when you feel it and know that it's okay.

The suggestions given to you above about expressing your feelings are awesome. Maybe you could give them a try and see if they bring you any peace?


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Re: help - February 14th 2018, 03:30 AM

Hello,

I am sorry to hear about your loss. It can be quite difficult to lose someone you love. There is no 'right' way to grieve and everyone copes in different ways. I think that the most important thing is that you find healthy coping skills. I am wondering if you have thought about seeking out grief counseling? I know some areas have groups for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. If there are not groups in your area there are some counselors who specialize in grief and they might be worth checking out.

I hope things start improving.



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