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I’m so sorry for your big loss. Grandfathers are the best. I’m sure he felt very loved by you, especially with all your visits over the months.
Losing someone is never easy, let alone being the first time you’ve lost someone so important in your life. You may experience all types of difficult and unexpected emotions. Therefore, it is so important to be able to get the support that you need.
I sense that you are someone who does not shy away from talking about your grief. It takes courage and strength to be able to share your feelings with others who can relate to what you are going through. However, family and friends may grieve differently and express them in different ways, and even in different time frames. Perhaps, with the funeral offering a bit of closure, some family members may be more ready to connect?
Bear in mind, that even those closest to you can struggle to know how to help during a time of bereavement, so it’s important to tell them what you need. If you don’t feel you have anyone you can lean on for support at this difficult time, look to widen your social network, join a bereavement support group or online forums such as this. This is a wonderful and supportive community; we share similar losses but yet have our unique experiences and perspectives. I do encourage you to continue sharing your feelings and journey with us.
If you need to chat with someone, you can also reach out to Griefline Helpline (1300 845 745); or you can book a call through https://calendly.com/griefline_griefsupport/20min?month=2022-11.
I hope you are doing ok. Take care.