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My Husband Sees Dead People

My husband’s mother died 2 years ago, but yesterday he told me that he had an hour long conversation with her. He said he’s been seeing her everywhere, and that she’s trying to tell him something. He also said that’s he’s been hearing voices who are not his mother, not constantly, that are always negative or fear based (they’re lying, Run, don’t touch that). I know these things are indicative of schizophrenia but he’s...
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I Keep Thinking About My Family Dying

From Bangalore India: This all started when my grandpa passed away last year. I saw my grandpa die as they bought him home from the hospital. He came home and slept immediately, and he didn’t wake up again. My uncle performed CPR, and I tried calling the ambulance. The call didn’t go through and to this day I feel I am responsible for his death. In reality, if the call had even gone through,...
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Negative Thinking About My Mother

A few years my father passed away when I was in uni And we have a family business of a independent grocery store. My dad used to run everything and my life was pretty comfortable. I have a older brother and a older sister. My sister got married so it was only me and my brother to take care of everything. In the past year or so It has become increasingly difficult because my...
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Accepting Death

I fell asleep next to my little brother and then as I closed my eyes I started to cry because I realized that one day he’s gonna die and it’s inevitable and I cant stop it and I couldn’t stop crying for at least an hour and it was really hard to breathe and I just couldn’t get myself to accept it and I still can’t. I don’t give my whole heart and soul...
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I’m Not Happy

I really hope I get an answer because it’ll go a long way to help me out in life. And in my part of the world therapy isn’t too common so life’s problems are blamed on several other weird stuff. I am 21 and it feels like my life’s crash down already. I got admitted into the university, everyone in my humble home had high hopes for me. I aced all my entry exams...
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Feeling Numbness When Thinking of My Father Who Passed Away

My father passed away two and a half years ago. I suffered from depression on and off over the past two years, though I thought it was related to school pressure (looking back, I’m not so sure). I did have the random bouts of crying when I missed him, but lately I feel numb when I think about him. I just went through some old pictures and I did not feel upset or even...
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Recurring Deaths

I’m a 23 year old woman who has recently been thrown into a huge amount of responsibility due to the death of my father-and roughly a week later, the death of my mother. In Summer of 2013 my father was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer and within only a month, he withered away into nothing and was gone. This was as much of a shock as it was a blow. I was not prepared...
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Does My Mother Show Signs of ADHD?

From the : My mother, age 85 and widowed, is physically healthy. But when I speak to her on the phone, she always bangs around pots and pans and all sorts of items, and answers me with little “hmm”s that tell me she isn’t really listening to me. This went on for about a year, and I finally got fed up and told her to stop what she was doing, sit down and pay...
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My Long Distance Boyfriend has Gone Off the Grid

Hi, I’m early 50’s, divorced 10 years, date often, and had a couple of long term relationships. I’m friends with my ex, have great adult kids, and figured that if “my forever guy” existed – someday I would run into him.  Well four months ago, that’s what happened. Actually, we met 2 1/2 years ago while traveling, exchanged numbers, but, never dated until a chance re-meeting. We live on opposite ends of the country. We hit it off...
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Do I Tell My Kids About the Death of a Pet?

From the : My kids have been visiting my sister and while they were gone I ran over our pet tortoise, I am sickened by this and don’t know if I should tell them or not. Is it too much for them to think about they are 9 and 11? I don’t think I can lie to them and just say he ran away. Help please they come home today! A: Please don’t miss...
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I am Hurt and Ashamed, and So Are My Parents and Sibling

My parents have always been ashamed of me because I married the man that they did not want me to marry. And after almost 20 years of my marriage, I ended up in a divorce. My parents’ reaction was mixed — they were sad and at the same time felt I deserved it. Quickly after that I reconnected with my high school classmate. That’s when my parents panicked and wanted me to get back to...
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Unappreciated by Mother

My grandmother passed away this week and had been in the hospital for 5 days, stroke, spent days at hospital and mother took nights.  Sister went on vacation. Grandmother passes and now I’m helping my mother with funeral, apartment, etc…. mother tells me she now wants to take my sister on a trip around the world, short little vacations, and rent an RV so she, my sister and my sister’s husband can travel down...
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