Delayed Grief

Discussion in 'Grief in Common Updates, Questions & Answers' started by JaneDoe, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. JaneDoe

    JaneDoe New Member

    Has anyone experienced delayed grieving? My mom died +20yrs ago from Leukemia and my brother died +2yrs ago from brain cancer. I recently retired from nursing career and am volunteering as a school nurse now. I have been having vivid flashbacks of my mom & brother. I wake up with intense sadness and feel the heaviness in my chest. I do see a psychiatrist. What has been your experience?
  2. cg123

    cg123 Well-Known Member

    I lost my mother 30+ yrs ago; my father 15+ yrs ago and my sister almost 1 yr ago. I, too, wake up with intense sadness and a heavy heart with the loss of my sister but there are times that I still feel the pain of losing both my parents too. I don't think the grief goes away ... one just learns to live with it the best you can.
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