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Good morning @sharna,
it’s been a few days since you posted this, how has this week gone for you?
I know you said it seems silly to be proud of yourself as your brother isn’t here to see it, but I do feel you should be proud of yourself, I truly do – you reached out, you shared an incredibly painful and powerful story, and that takes both insight and strength to do. So many people keep their pain locked inside and don’t take that step, so well done for coming here – and I hope you keep coming back.
No loss is easy, but often there are layers of pain placed over the top of the grief we feel. It takes a long time to grow around that pain, and whilst there aren’t shortcuts there are ways to keep your strength up – eating well, sleeping well and exercising can all help a little. I hope you find at least a little time to do that much for yourself, to give yourself the best chance you can have.
Just because we lose people doesn’t mean we have to lose our relationship to them, we can carry that into our future.
Let us know how you’re going.