Jun 12, 2003 - 6:10 pm
I am new to this website and would just like some people to talk to. I just wanted to know what coping mechanisms others have found helpful when grieving over the death of a loved one. My mom died of cancer in October 1997 and she was only 56. I was 20 at the time and that was the hardest thing I had to deal with. Then two years ago my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I am happy to say he is doing great now but just extremely tired. Even though it has been 6 years, I don't think I have ever fully grieved. It has been hitting be hard here recently because of the problems I am having in my personal relationship. I want to call my mom and talk but obviously I can't. I have a few coping mechanisms of my own and would be glad to share them with anyone but would like to hear what others have to say. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I also have no siblings and no grandparents so I am pretty alone familywise. My boyfriend's family has tried to take on their roles and I love them so much. It just isn't the same and if we were to no longer be together I would lose them as well. Any ideas of how to deal with the loss of my mom?