Husband lost sister

My husband has lost a brother, mother and sister. He drives around with obituaries of funerals he’s attended (friend’s parents, etc). He has pinned his mom and god-mother’s obituaries up on the wall beside his television in our bedroom and now he wants to hang a memorial collage of his sister when we enter our home. Should I be concerned? It seems odd to me. I’ve lost a sibling and both parents so this type of grief is confusing to me. I feel alone.

Hello @CassEve,

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. I’m so sorry to hear about the losses your family has endured. Everyone’s experience of grief is a very different journey and I am sorry you are feeling so alone. 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.

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,


Hi @CassEve, we lost my mum 2 years ago this week and my sister literally made her home into a shrine of our mum. She had pictures everywhere and kept her clothes in her wardrobe for ages. I just got my favourite picture of her and put that on my sideboard. My sister has taken some down now and put them into albums. I recently lost my husband and I’ve pretty much done the same as she did. I guess we are all different and deal with things differently.

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