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Hello @Homer, thank you for coming here and sharing, especially given how you say you’re feeling right now.
Grief is such a complex experience of loss, and at just 4 days this must be so fresh and overwhelming. I think it’s perfectly natural to feel we have a ‘handle on it’ at some points – I can distinctly remember the day my father passed away, taking the call and then heading to work because I thought I was okay.
You have taken a great step by coming here and sharing your story. This forum is filled with people who have had their own experiences of loss, each profoundly different but also so much of it shared. Step 1, keep coming back. Step 2, it’s really important to keep some basics in place, around making time for healthy routines and your wellbeing – this article will help with that: https://griefline.org.au/resources/east-toolkit/
Step 3, it’s really important to find the support you need and to learn what can help. You’ve shown strength already by coming here and seeking help – this article will help you to find the other strengths you have, and to start using them to help yourself as much as you can: https://griefline.org.au/resources/grief-recovery-part-1-in-search-of-lost-strengths/
Keep coming back Homer, you’re in the right place.