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How I'm Coping With the Loneliness of Grief

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My grandmom and my dad died less than two months apart during my senior year of college. Grief in itself causes loneliness. All of a sudden your world is spun upside down and you’re left feeling like you’re holding onto the edge of a cliff.

The worst part of this is the feelings that come when you experience such grief at a young age. At the time I was 21, and while some of my friends had experienced the loss of a grandparent or a pet, I wasn’t quite at the age where people could understand the pain of losing someone like your parent.

I was left with friends who didn’t know how to comfort me or what to say. And how could I expect them to? Sometimes, I try to put myself in their perspective.

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