Members mill2153 Posted August 25, 2012 Members Report Share Posted August 25, 2012 About 6 month ago my older brother passed away. His death was very sudden and unexpected because he appeared to be in good health. He was only 32. I'm struggling with all of this. My only way of really "dealing" is to not think about the fact that my only sibling is gone. I don't really feel like I'm in denial exactly - I accept that he is gone. It is, however, much too painful to actually wrap my head and heart around the fact that I will never see him again in this life. I feel like my own grief is multiplied tenfold because I'm watching so many others bear the pain of this loss. My family was/is close, and watching my parents have to go through this is unbelievably hard. I feel extra horrible for my sister-in-law who was left without her husband. My niece was only 8 months old when my brother died. She'll never know firsthand the love of her daddy. Sure. we can tell her stories, but that's no substitute for my brother. I'm not sleeping most nights because my heart is so heavy with a multitude of thoughts. Christmas is only 4 months away. How can our family have a happy, "normal" holiday with such a huge void? Those of you who have endured something similar - what has brought you comfort? Does it get better with time? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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