I recently experienced the loss of a very fine friend. We were more than friends, but kindred spirits. You see, we both shared a very rare form of cancer and she was going through some very difficult treatments. One day after her last treatment I texted her to find out how she was doing. Her spouse called me back to say that she had died and the funeral service had already occurred. I felt at a loss. My grief was compounded in that I did not have an opportunity to gather with her other friends and family members at a service to share with them.
As I was dealing with this loss and my sense of not experiencing closure I thought that many of you might have experienced something similar. Perhaps it was a loss due to a sudden, unexpected death because of an accident, crime or suicide.
I would be interested in knowing how you handled your grief. I welcome any suggestions that you can offer. Will you share with me?