My mam passed away in oct, although it was her third year in a care home I saw her regularly and she passed away quite suddenly whilst I was on holiday, unfortunately we didn’t get back in time but went straight to see her, I cried obviously and cried again at the funeral, other than that I’ve hardly shed any tears and I feel quite guilty for not crying, is this normal?
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 some guilt and feeling unsure about how you should be feeling right now. I’m so sorry to hear about your mum. 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.
Our Grief Guide self-help platform which has information, resources and advice to help you through your grief
Our Grief Coach text service, which sends you personalised text support via SMS
Our free Online Bereavement Counselling which is held via video chat
Our Bereavement Information pages which can walk you through what you are going through .
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.