Have your own experiences of bereavement have made you more sensitive to the suffering of others?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Have your own experiences of bereavement have made you more sensitive to the suffering of others?
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Thu, 08-18-2011 - 3:16pm

Have your own experiences of bereavement have made you more sensitive to the suffering of others?



iVillage Member
Registered: 08-29-2011

Yes definately. I lost my Mother to a stroke in October 2009 and my Fiance to a heart attack January 2011. I held both of their hands as they took their last breaths. I still have anxiety from this and miss them terribly. I feel so much pain myself and when others I know go through the same it just breaks my heart because I too know how hard it is to lose someone so close to your heart. I am not dealing very well with my loses and hope this is a good medium to express myself and hear others stories. Thank you for letting me share.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009

Hey neenee,

welcome to the board.



iVillage Member
Registered: 12-29-2010

Yes they have. I cant even watch something sad on tv without starting to cry. If I hear something tragic on the news, I feel so bad for the victims. When someone I know loses a family member I find it easier to say something to them now than I did before I lost people close to me. But I dont like being so emotional, I wish I was made of harder stuff and felt nothing,

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009

Hey,

I know feeling the pain is a terrible thing but I believe it is also what makes us compassionate towards others so, hard though it is, it is probably good we do feel for others.

Promise



iVillage Member
Registered: 10-28-2011

I think I am a pretty empathetic person and prided myself in being able to put