My big brother

by Bria
(Texas)

He was always my best friend , he had diabetes and he was always in and out of the hospital. I was young therefore I never really understood that he could possibly die one day. When I was younger I always woke up in the middle of the night to crawl in bed with him because I felt safe. Because he was over ten years older than me , and me and my dad aren't that close I looked up to him as a father figure . He was healthy and then one day he wasn't. He just died, It's been over a year and I still cry myself to sleep. I can't really talk to anyone because then I just start crying. What am I supposed to do ?

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Mar 04, 2014
I feel your pain. patience is the key.
by: Anonymous

I am very sorry you lost your brother, he clearly was a good sibling and your lucky to have had him in your life, even though he has taken from you. Someday, I am sure you will find a person that equals or exceeds the comfort and emotional support he brought you. Grieve his loss but take comfort that someday somebody will fill that void. You are young and your whole life is in front of you and happiness is around the corner. Be patient.

Mar 04, 2014
My big brother
by: Doreen UK

Bria I am sorry for your loss of your big brother.
I can understand how you feel scared and lonely right now and feel you have no one on your side for support and understand what you are going through. You can find a counsellor, for support and guidance and also to help you move forward into a healthier place emotionally. It is important to not suffer in isolation and fear of how you go on and who will care for you if you are of an age to still need nurturing. You can also find a grief group and befriend an older person who will perhaps be a mentor to you and help you through this difficult time. Your first starting point would be your doctor, health services, or social care for information. You may be given telephone numbers which would be a good starting point of support. It is difficult when you don't know where to begin. Take one day at a time and care for your own needs. Don't neglect yourself. I live in the U.K. Your system may be a little different, but you will get the support you need if you persevere. Keep on this site and keep reading other posts for encouragement and strength. Write back if you need for more support.

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