Haven’t posted for a while, I thought I was ok got through first mothers day ( by hiding away) it is coming up to the first anniversary of my lovely mums passing ( 16th May) struggling to cope with day to day things. Unfortunately my sister and I also have to get through my dads first anniversary passing this year( 26th July) they died within 10 weeks of each other, their birthday is 6th July, both born on the same day. Feel like I’m drowning sometimes xx

Hi Quinnie,

Sorry to hear you have so many difficult dates coming up in the next few months. It’s very common to find the anniversary of a death - and the run-up to the anniversary - a very difficult time. I’m sure lots of other users will be able to relate and hopefully they’ll be along to reply soon.

In the meantime, I just wanted to give you the links to a couple of past discussions about coping with anniversaries and special occasions - you might find it helpful to have a read and see how other people have coped: