Losing a loved one can take an unimaginable toll on someone. While some may be able to deal with the pain, others have a harder time coping. I was in this situation at one point and it broke my spirit. At first you’re shocked and you don’t believe what you are hearing. It doesn’t feel real so you try to wake up from the nightmare that you are about to live. It may never truly hit you until the wake, when you can pay your respects to someone taken from this world sooner than you may have liked. Some people can see that they are in a better place, where they can truly be happy. Others can go into a depressed state that could last years depending on how sensitive they are. Speaking from experience, you never truly get over losing someone you were close to. You can smile and laugh about the good times, but when you’re alone and there’s no one to make you think of the good times you break. You realize that you miss them more than you had been letting on. You had been numb from the pain, and it explodes out of you. It does get easier over time to deal with. You never get used to it, but you may be able to handle the situation better. One of the best things you can do, is talk about how you feel. If you bottle up your emotions, you’ll explode. Not literally, but one day all your bottled up emotions will come pouring out like an endless river. You may not be able to control them, and its hard. So talk to someone, and get help. In the end you’ll see that you’ll feel a lot better getting it off your chest. You are not alone, and you never will be. There are people all around you who are willing to help you through this. Just hold your head up and keeping on living life to its fullest.