How do you cope

  • Posts: 2
    14/02/2018  16:52

    On 4/10/2015, my husband of 53 years died, 5 months later 9/3/2016 my son who was 46 died. I have one other son who wanted to take over my life, IE  finances, power of attorney,& i had to move to a flat. I said no to all 3,this happened a year ago I have not seen him since. My life is so empty now just me & my dog, one bad day seems to follow another, I just can not cope with everything I do not know what to do. I have friends i see sometimes, I do not go out much.

  • Posts: 2
    14/02/2018  16:54

    no thanks

  • Posts: 198
    15/02/2018  16:37

    Hello Gloriaspice

     

    We are sorry to hear about your losses and what you are currently experiencing.  

     

    Are you aware that you can also speak to your GP about how you are feeling and what your struggles are as they may be able to suggest different types of support options in your local area?

     

    With the loss of a loved one, and all your other life changes, people have told us that they often feel a range of emotions and and it can help to talk. Some prefer to do this with people they feel comfortable with whereas others choose to talk to someone that is removed from the experience such as a helpline or support group. We have some information on our website about how you may be able to access these types of support here: http://bit.ly/2iBeQ0b

     

    You may already be aware of an additional resource called Silverline; they can offer friendship and advice to older people over the phone and are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. You can reach them by calling 0800 4 70 80 90.

     

    Another charity that you may choose to get in touch with is Age UK; they are known to offer telephone befriending and in some areas, face to face support. To find out what support they may be able to offer, you can contact 0800 055 6112.

     

    On our Support Line, we aren’t trained counsellors however we are here to offer a listening ear if you ever need to talk about your losses. You can reach us by calling Freephone 0800 090 2309 or through our web chat function by clicking here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/marie-curie-support-line

     

    Best Wishes,

     

    Sam

     

    Marie Curie Support Line


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