I lost my mother in a very sudden incident, and I can’t stop reliving the situation on how she could have been saved. I can’t stop feeling that it was preventable and my fault.
How does one explain death to younger siblings?
Lately, I’ve noticed conversations excluding me. People are ignoring me, and people laughing at me–someone said they just didn’t want me as a friend anymore. Why would someone choose to be mean to others for no reason?
Whenever I’m with some of my younger siblings they act as if nothing has happened; it makes it seem like they don’t care even though I know they do. Why are they acting this way?
Sometimes I feel that I am just sitting and watching my surviving parent mourn; whenever I try to help he just wipes away his tears and tries to be strong. How can I help–watching him just make me feel sad and useless?
How do you recommend telling the school about parent loss? How do you recommend acting once everyone already knows? If…
How do I tell someone that I want to talk? People just assume that I am going to reach out…
Making conversation the first time you see your friend who has lost a parent can be really challenging if you overthink it. The important thing isn’t what you say, but to be there for that person, to be supportive. As people have told me, even adults have a hard time saying the right thing; don’t expect to get it perfect.