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Losing a best friend



New member
Oct 28, 2015
Just found out two days ago that one of my best friends is dying. I'm trying to process this but I'm falling miserably. During the day I can be "strong" because I'm around her family and trying to help them through everything. But at night when I'm home i just keep breaking down and trying to figure out why. Why won't the doctors help her, why won't she get better, why would any creator deprive an infant of her mother?

Usually the presence of loss makes me less depressed, more determined to live, but this time I'm not. I just don't know what to do or how to deal.


Well-known member
Jan 27, 2015
Hi and :welcome: to the forum.

I am really so sorry to hear your sad news about your friend.

I'm sorry I don't feel like I am much help, but I wanted to acknowledge your post.
It's important you seek out some support for you if at all possible, during this sad time.
Im not sure what would be available to you in your area in the way of any support, perhaps your GP surgery would be aware of something.

You can of course come here to the forum and write how you feel, I find writing things down helps me. There are more members around at certain times than others, but it's a good place to come.

With all good wishes to you.
Unique 1 xx


Jan 15, 2013
Welcome to the forum.

I'm sorry that your best friend is dying. I know you are staying strong for her family but also look after yourself and don't overwhelm yourself. Easier said than done I know.

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