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Loss of a Sibling or Twin

Special issues arise when our brother or sister dies, no matter how old we are at the time. We may feel as if part of our own identity is lost. Whatever part our sibling would have played in our future is lost as well, casting a bittersweet shadow over everything that happens to us regardless of how wonderful it may be. Because our sibling is our peer, we’re suddenly acutely aware of our own mortality, and we may be wondering how many years of living we have left. We may blame ourselves for our sibling’s death, or even feel guilty for being the surviving child. We may suddenly feel totally alone in our responsibilities toward our parents as they grow older – or feel somehow obligated to set aside our own grief for our parents’ sake, as well as for the other family members our sibling has left behind. In this forum we are not alone; we can connect with others who’ve endured this special kind of loss.

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  1. Grief Counseling

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  2. Tommy

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  3. How Long Does It Take?

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  4. What I Hated Most ....

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  5. I Lost Not Only My Big Brother, But My Best Friend

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  6. Anniversary Grief Hit Hard

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  7. How Can I Help?

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  8. To Chuck And Angellea

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  9. My Brother James

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  10. My Brother Is Dying

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  11. Sister In Law

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  12. Unrelenting Grief

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  13. Lost My Brother

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  14. I Lost My Brother

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  15. My Sister,my Friend

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  16. My Sister Is Gone

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