Steve1 Posted October 29, 2014 Report Share Posted October 29, 2014 Hi, I lost my father on 2014 August 28th. I am far from over it. My father and I had a conflicted relationship my whole life. We both wanted those conflicts to go away. We tried several times in our lives, but didn't get very far. I think because of that his death has hit me hard. He was also my last surviving parent. I was already in therapy when his death occured. I have also spoken with grief counselors at my local hospice. I am on a mailing list for group discussions hosted by the local hospice, when they consider me to be ready. About a month or two away. I would like to go to these discussions. I would also like to begin exploring books on the topic of losing a father with whom one has had a conflicted relationship. My thinking is that I am not the first human being to go through all of this so I stand to learn some very helpful things. My problem is that the thought of being in a room listening to other people talking about the death of loved ones, or kicking back in the evning reading a book about it makes me feel very anxious. I think I am still in what is called "stage 1" as far as grief goes. What I would like to know is what materials and resources am I ready for at this point? What things should I read, or what should I be looking to do other than trying to get through each day? Thanks Steve Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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