Chapter 3: Coping with your fear

Stories about coping with fear

Here are 4 stories about grieving people facing their fear.  As you read them, consider if you can use any of their coping methods.

It might sound strange but I am afraid of forgetting the person who has died. I keep replaying some of the last conversations and moments we had together.

Even though these moments are painful ones, I find it is a way to stay connected with them. I have never done this “grief thing” before and I am learning a lot. I know at some level that there really is no danger of forgetting the person.

The more I think about this fear of forgetting, I am starting to wonder if it is just my attempt to keep the person in my life somehow. I am sure that with time I will find ways to remember the person that are not so anxiety provoking.