I lost my daughter-in-law 09/26/10 in a car accident. She left my step-son and 4 little girls. I haven't been able to comfort them and have stepped out of the way to left her family step in and take over. They live 2.5 hours from here. I am screaming inside and very angry. Councilling made me angrier. I can't cry. My husband has been sick - he was in the hospital recovering from surgery the day I had to tell him about the accident. I drove my stepson to one hospital to see her body (I was able to say goodbye also) Drove hime home to tell the girls and then drove to another hospital to tell my husband. 20 years earlier he and my stepson lost his daughter to another car accident. I have a daughter that I love am very close to but my daughter-in-love was closer to me in personality. She was a "girly-girl" and appreciated the same sort of things. We haven't decorated for Christmas but have bought and wrapped gifts for everyone,View Thread
It is so new to you. Do you have anyone you can go to? Can you bear this weight alone? Can you get some inpatient therapy for your grief and FM? Someone needs to be there for you. It may be tempting to subsume your feelings in taking over duties of the household for your dad but that really isn't your job. You will be in my thoughts. A boyfriend may not be the best idea right now because of your previous experience. Not getting pregnant should be a priority for you. With a history of cancer and FM genetic odds may be against you. Raising a child is difficult with a mom and a dad as evidenced by your current life. Find someone to talk to, as soon as possible.View Thread
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