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Dealing With Grief, Robin A.

Dealing With Grief, Robin A., Age: 22

I have struggled with the loss of my father, he passed away on February 14, 2014; two days before my son was born.

What have you struggled with? When did it become too much?

I have struggled with the loss of my father, he passed away on February 14, 2014; two days before my son was born. It became too much the day he passed.

What kind of support did you get at first? Did it work?

A phone call, and from all my family. Although, my siblings and my mother needed me just as much, so family was everything and still is.

Were there any turning points where things really started to change for the better?

Not a day went by that I thought things could get better, some days other than most, as I came to realize that things would have been much better had he still been here.

What’s your life like now? What have you been able to accomplish, and what are you working towards?

My life is just like my father’s. Everyday I try to keep my family on my mind and do what my father did for me. After two years of his passing, I will be having my second child, a little baby girl, the thing I have accomplished was becoming a father when I lost mine.

What would you say to people who are having a tough time? What’s helped you that you wish you had known earlier

Don’t ever blame yourself for anything that you could not control. Nothing is your fault if you didn’t break it through your hands or if you try to help the person and there was still nothing that could prevent it. IT IS NEVER YOUR FAULT!!!