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Topic : Giving and Receiving Support

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Created on : Thursday, July 07, 2005, 09:08:39 am
Author : dataimport
What is the best way to support those you love who are coping with depression or grieving a loss? Post your tips and share support with others.

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February 6, 2009, 3:30 pm CST

Lose of a spouse

I recently lost my spouse. He died in a very tragic accident. I didn't even get to say goodbye. I have lost other people in my life, but none compare  to loosing my spouse.
February 13, 2009, 9:02 am CST


  Like many people I thought I had a pretty good life. Loving husband beautiful children, nice house.  Then, my world was rocked.  My husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon cancer.  Luckily we made it through and he is doing better.  It was a year long journey that I wouldn't wish on anyone and I support anyone who is a cancer survivor, it is a tough battle on the patient and their family.  So after that I thought ok speed bump and started going along happy and thankful.  Then slam-my oldest child came to me and told me that she had been molested by a family member.   I was shocked, I of course didn't doubt her story because she was my child and I know she wouldn't have made an accusation if it wasn't true. Plus, I could see the pain in her eyes. I'll never forget that look.  So, I confronted the family member and he admitted that it happened and went into counseling.  My child is in therapy and is doing as well as she can for now.  I have not spoken with the family member since I was told about the molestation.  We were once very close.  He has reached out to me, but I cannot bring myself to speak with him.  The rest of the family has turned their backs on us.  Why, your guess is as good as mine. Fear maybe. I don't know.  I tried therapy but I don't think I had the right fit for me.  I wasn't looking for a quick fix or anything I just needed to talk to someone who could help me deal with my feelings, and that didn't happen.  If anyone has any words of wisdom for me I would be grateful.
March 19, 2009, 10:22 am CDT

lost my mom recently

i recently at the end of febuary got a phone call from my mom b.f. in mexico . he called to tell us that she died .but he didn't know from what . and now i am trying to get answers but i don;t know where to start looking . does anyone have any advice for me . i am a mom myself of three beautiful girls who never got to see their grandma cause my mom has been gone for 5 years and this was the first time we heard anything for him about her.
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