Members sarah9405 Posted August 7, 2008 Members Report Share Posted August 7, 2008 I haven't been here in a while but I'm going through a really rough time and I need to know that I'm not going crazy. It will have been a year this Sunday since my father suddenly died of a heart attack at age 56, and I'm just a mess. I feel like everyone gets tired of me being upset, and my roommate actually told me that I use my dad's death as an excuse for everything, like how I'm acting and feeling. She lost her brother 5 years ago, so you'd think she'd be a little more understanding. Is it just that some people are different and based on how she's dealt with her experience she thinks I should be the same? I don't see how I could use it as an excuse for anything when it has affected me in every aspect of my life, including emotions and behavior. Does anyone else feel pressure to be "better"? People who don't know what I'm going through seem to think that time heals all so plenty of time has passed and I'm still not "better" yet. It just makes it worse, and I feel alone. I know that everyone handles things differently, but I just wanted to gain some perspective on how people feel after some time has passed. For me, one year vs 22 of being a Daddy's girl is absolutely no comparison. Neither is 2, 3 or even 4. I still go to school and work and I still do fun things with my friends. I just get upset and cry a lot, and I have a lot of bad days with it so I'm stressed and down frequently... is that normal? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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