How do we cope with denial

I feel guilt guilt as I cannot think of my beautiful Mum without pushing her death and last year to the back of my mind … every time I think of her I have to push it away … I can’t cope with reality … I’m happy to have her possessions to remind me of her and can relish past times but not the truth of what has actually happened…

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Hello @JOT45, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mum. Thank you for reaching out and bravely sharing how you are feeling.

I just wanted to reassure you that these feelings are normal. You might find this support page on How long does grief last? helpful to read. It can walk you through some of what you may be experiencing right now. But everyone is different and will experience grief differently - there is no timeline.

There is also a thread here from a member who lost his mum too which you might find comforting to read: How long before denial passes

Please do keep reaching out - you are not alone.

Take care,