Annie, that would be a real interesting thread...
.I would support it.
Ask people how they deal with "grief". It would be interesting to see all the ways we deal with grief. (even with our animals).
I have had a lots of grief over the years, lost a lot of loved ones....I was in a van once with two of my girlfriends, we got T-boned and they were both killed....talk about grief!
When I woke in the hospital and found out the other two girls were both dead, I had nightmares for a long long time, and I grieved, so I could sure add something to your thread if you start one......
My girl friend's father died when I was 10
My girl friend's mother died when I was a child
My first husband died when I was 20
My beautiful sister died when I was in my 20's (suicide)
My father died
My handsome brother died of ALS
My Mom died
My last husband died
All my relatives died (aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents)
Many, many close friends have also died.........
Many, many casual friends have also died...
All my pets have died
My life has been flooded with "deaths".......and my heart cries for the people I have loved......believe me Annie, I know grief......and I still cry, I have lots of holes in my heart