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My (26F) older brother (27M) passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly a couple of days ago. I live 3 hours away from home and he was living with my parents. They were getting ready to go out for dinner when my mum found him unconscious, he passed away after the ambulance had worked hard to try and revive him. I immediately traveled home when I heard the news and made it back just in time to see him for one last time before he was taken away. His cause of death is still unknown, and it is still early days after the event.
It has been a very hard week at home, as it does but doesn’t feel real. I have felt incredibly numb for the last couple of days, and the waves of emotion have been hard to deal with. I have been reading as many grief and bereavement sites as I can, but I am completely lost as to how to get my head around his death and cope. We were the only 2 children and were very close growing up. I have always felt a special connection with him, one that I will miss immensely. I have read many articles about the struggles of sibling grief, and how it is usually ignored or undermined. As much as I am told that I have to be strong for our parents and older family members, I feel like a huge part of me has been ripped away and I am struggling to be strong for myself. The experience is world-splitting, and as much as peoples send their love and condolences, I have never experienced something like this before and would appreciate it if anyone could help me who has gone through something similar. I would just like to know that I am not alone in this experience, and any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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