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Question About Grieving?

Question by No doubt*: Question about grieving?
My father died very suddenly 6 years ago. I was 13 at the time and for the past 6 years things have really been hectic with financial troubles etc. Since his death was so sudden, I didn’t really deal with it up until last year. For 5 years I completely denied the fact that my dad ever existed, never thought about him, never cried about it… It was just too painful (my dad was my best friend). Like I said before, it wasn’t until last year that I could acknowledge my father’s passing. My question is, every time I think about my dad or try to remember something about him, I cry. However, I want to cry, because I want to deal with the loss. But I find that soon after I start crying I just go numb, automatically. It’s like a psychological protection mechanism that switches on when I experience too much emotional pain. Will this affect my grieving? My friend has suggested that his death was too traumatizing for me and now I am not ready to deal with it yet. But its really affecting my life. Is going emotionally numb something I should worry about?

Best answer:

Answer by Ellen
write a letter to your father and then burn it. its like having another funureal for him.

if this doesnt work then speak to a counsellor.

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