Although commonalities often exist amongst people who have experienced a certain type of loss, grief is as individual as the person experiencing it and their relationship with the person who died.
Although some people might be able to relate to aspects of another person’s grief, no one can completely understand how anyone else feels. For some types of loss, like the death of a spouse or child, an abundance of really great resources already exist.
One reader even said she dubbed herself the Obviously, this is just a post and it doesn’t substitute for dedicated organizations, movements, or other types of support – but it’s a start.This post is long, but the last thing we want to do is create another resource that is overgeneralized and unhelpful. Okay, let’s talk about some of the reasons why the death of a sibling (at any age) is really stinking hard.At the end of the post, we’ll link to a resource page with suggestions for locating support locally and online. shock, numbness, sadness, despair, loneliness, isolation, difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, irritability, anger, increased or decreased appetite, fatigue or sleeplessness, guilt, regret, depression, anxiety, crying, headaches, weakness, aches, pains, yearning, worry, frustration, detachment, isolation, questioning faith I could go on, but the important thing is to understand that your feelings are unique and important.This is just a guess, but I suspect a lack of sibling grief resources exists because sibling grief is often overshadowed.People simply cannot fathom the out-of-order-ness of a parent having to bury a child, so when this is the case their thoughts and concerns often immediately go to the parent’s grief.