Sunday 4 December 2016

What can you do when there is no consolation...

Nothing we say or do can heal the pain these families are suffering - all we can do is be there with them, says Carol Hunt

Published 21/06/2015 | 02:30

IN MEMORY: Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin signs the book of condolence at The Pro Cathedral in Dublin yesterday
IN MEMORY: Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin signs the book of condolence at The Pro Cathedral in Dublin yesterday

"The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not 'get over' the loss of a loved one: you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to."

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Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and John Kessler

Mike texted into the radio show from his truck. "So true", he said, "I lost my son aged 21, 15 years ago. And have I shed tears this morning! I've shed a lot of tears this morning - this is a constant pain."

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