My mum passed away suddenly 8 months ago. I can't get my head around it still. I can't accept that I will never see her again. I really want to talk to her.
We are sorry to read about the sudden passing of your mum just 8 months ago and to hear how you are feeling.
A sense of unreality can be normal during the early stages of grief, feeling as though it isn’t real or that it can’t be happening can often be because of the shock we experience when we lose a loved one.
People sometimes tell us that continuing to talk to their loved one after they have died can be a comfort but accepting that you won’t see your mum again can be very difficult to come to terms with. It’s especially important during this time to be kind to yourself and take the time to look after yourself, we feature information about this that you can read here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereaved-family-friends/dealing-grief/looking-after-yourself
For many people, talking about how they’re feeling is part of taking care of themselves and talking aloud can give you the space to process how you’re feeling and to begin to understand what has happened. If you feel this would be helpful then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling Freephone 0800 090 2309 or by responding to this post.
We also feature some information about getting support after the loss of a loved one on our website which you may find beneficial to take a look at here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereaved-family-friends/dealing-grief/bereavement-or-grief-counselling
Ross – Support Line Team