Members JennyK Posted December 23, 2013 Members Report Share Posted December 23, 2013 We lost our 28 year old son this past February to an overdose in our home. He has 3 siblings with an older brother and two younger sisters. His youngest sister is 14 and struggling to cope. It is difficult to place ourselves in her world and to wander through her eyes. 8 months after his death, we celebrated his birthday and his sister picked out a birthday present, wrapped it and brought it to a birthday dinner held in his honor. As we approach Christmas, I offered to take my daughter shopping for a Christmas gift for Dan and we're now planning to go this evening. Last night she broke down and shared her sadness and offered that her anger and acting out was the result of her concerns - the family seems to be working to move past his death. It's a tragedy that knows no end, nor should it. Finding our new normal with so many moving parts is challenging and I am looking for feedback from someone who can best empathize with my daughter and offer how best to encourage acceptance, guidance if therapy might help a 14 year old - who is smarter than the world or if forcing therapy might hinder her acceptance and ability to find a new normal?Merry Christmas,Jim Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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