8 Ways To Deal With The Death Of A Friend

I always get a little down at the beginning of November because I’m reminded of the loss of a dear friend. Today marks the 7-year anniversary of my best friend’s death. Her name was Macy, and she was taken from us too soon at the tender age of 15. She was one of the most important people in my life, and I had no idea how to handle her death.

I was exposed to death pretty early in my life, but Macy’s death was the first time I lost someone so close and so young. I went from crying nonstop to not being able to speak to being and outright mess. I remember having a massive fight with my parents for no reason because I didn’t have the tools to cope with her death. I didn’t come home for two days, and when I finally did, I told my parents I needed to see a therapist.

Death isn’t something you should know how to deal with when you’re younger. You shouldn’t know that kind of grief at that age. It’s painful and confusing, and you spend a lot of time questioning what happened and realizing your own mortality. It’s terrifying.

Today, I’m definitely sad even after all this time. I want to tell you that it does get easier, but that doesn’t mean you won’t hurt anymore or miss that person. I still have Macy’s number in my phone. Dealing with grief is one of the hardest things you’ll do in life, but if you have the right resources, you will be okay. Here are some ways you can cope while you’re grieving.

Have you ever lost someone? How did you deal with the grief? Do you have any tips to add? Tell us in the comments!

Everyone grieves in different ways and that’s okay

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  • S

    It’s awful to lose a friend, I know who it feels. I lost one of my best male friends at the age of 18 because of Diabetes. One morning he just didn’t get up because his insulin pump was damaged somehow. It’s been 2.5 years since then…

  • CupcakeA

    Whats horrifying is having a friend who’s suicidal. She’s told me when she’s going to commit suicide (next year), and showed me all her scars. She goes to about 6 different places for her thoughts, and made me Depressed. She told me she knows how it feels.

    Then she forgot about me. Now she says I’m a lying freak.

    I still know the date….