An acquaintance

Discussion in 'Grief and Bereavement' started by Chalmers, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Chalmers

    Chalmers Well-Known Member

    Someone I barely knew died due to post partum depression. I barely knew her, and I guess I partly felt bad because of that. She left a six month old. At least her husband gets "spared" a years of having to explain that mom is gone. I didn't understand the depth of her pain until the last couple of months. Now I have trouble sleeping, even with pills. I know it's only money, but I get some of the overwhelming pain she was feeling. I also get to see the pain she left behind. Her husband was so brave at the funeral. I don't know if I could have been that brave if it had been my wife. Sadly, if my wife went I sometimes though I'd rather have my child go at the same time so I could end it all. Not very brave on my part.
     
  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    It is so sad when someone looses their life like this. Where was the doctor that he did not see her pain her emotional distress where were the professionals I feel so bad for her husband and child I am so sorry hugs
     
  3. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I'm so sorry for your loss :( I know how hard it is to be left behind x
     
  4. Chalmers

    Chalmers Well-Known Member

    The scary thing is that she was on meds. Hadn't thought about her recently. So wrapped in my own issues. Thinking about her, really helped put things in perspective. Still woke up in bad shape, but had better day.
     
  5. Nima

    Nima Well-Known Member

    Sometimes people we barely know we have some sense of sadness for them. I feel bad for her Husband and that poor defenseless 6 month old.
     
  6. Chalmers

    Chalmers Well-Known Member

    Scary this happened to someone