Dealing with loss and seeing people hurting is one of the hardest things to deal with. I myself have lost tons of friends and family. Some to natural causes some to depression and addictions.
I have beat myself up and torn myself apart mentally and physically because of it. I have come to learn a few things along the way.
1. The pain and sting will never go away. It will always Hurt and the loss will always be evident.
2. Hold on to the memories of the good times. Honor those and cling to them.
3. IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. I cannot stress this enough. It sucks to feel the sting of loss. And the pain of the goodbyes. You cannot blame yourself for it.
4. Hold your loved ones close. Friends and family prove with your actions and your words how much you love them.
Crossing the barrier and mental block that we throw up in the land of hurt and regret is the hardest thing to do. But "the changing of the season is here now." It's time to turn the page and move forward. You can do it my friends. We are all together in this!