Coping with losing my sister

I lost my sister in October 23 she was only 35 it was so suddenly and unexpected I just don’t know how to cope with it, she was fine just had a headache in the day and then by 5am the next day she was gone.
The guilt is eating me alive everyday, It’s just getting worse

Hello @Stacehmarie ,

I’m part of the Online Community team and I can see that you are new to the community - I’d like to thank you for bravely starting this thread and sharing how you are feeling like guilt is consuming you. I’m so sorry to hear about your sister. Most community members have sadly experienced the death of a loved one and so will understand some of what you are going through.

I’m sure someone will be along to offer their support, but I wanted to share a few Sue Ryder resources with you that might be helpful.

You might also find this Sue Ryder article helpful - Sibling loss: Coping with death of your sister or brother | Sue Ryder

I really hope you find the community helpful and a good source of support and I also hope you feel you can access more support should you need it.

Thank you again for sharing – please keep reaching out and know that you are not alone.

Take care,


What a terrible thing to happen. Losing your sister is like losing a part of your self. Be kinder to yourself I doubt you have done anything to be guilty about. I lost my beautiful kind big sister to cancer 3 years ago . Miss her everyday but some days for no real reason it’s worse. I find this forum helpful