Members tim2201 Posted March 8, 2013 Members Report Share Posted March 8, 2013 My dad suddenly and unexpectedly died a year and a half ago of a massive heart attack when he was 52. I was 19. It was the first bereavement in my family. To make matters worse, about six months later my grandfather died and was buried right next to my dad. He had dementia so he never knew about what happened to my dad. Up until about a month ago I felt like I was dealing with things pretty well. I didn't feel much grief at all and did not even cry once. I managed to return to university, get good results for the year, and even managed to get a summer internship after a gruelling interview process. But for the past month I feel as though the grief has finally hit me. I have started thinking about my father all the time, but, whereas before I would not react to these feelings in any way, now I can do nothing but lie down and cry. I can't work and I find it very hard to leave my room and interact with other people. I'm now in my last year of university but I'm finding it especially hard now living far away from the rest of family. Last year I managed to just coast through without thinking about much at all but now I can't stop thinking about what the future holds for me, and how I'm going to cope without my dad to help me along the way. Is it normal to have such a delayed reaction to grief? It's like I was in a state of shock for over a year but now it feels like my whole world is falling apart around me.Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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