Talking about Loss is a not for profit group that has been set up by Yorkshire farmer’s daughter Jacqui Gunn
who found that she had nowhere to turn to talk about her feelings
on the untimely death of her Dad.
As a legacy to her Dad’s life,
Jacqui wants Talking about Loss to help
ease the isolation and fear surrounding death and to provide a safe environment for people to share their experiences in the hope of helping both themselves and others.
“Friends, family and colleagues avoid talking about Dad, scared that they will upset me and that my misery is contagious.
I miss Dad constantly. I want his assurance that I can survive this agony.
I realise that, out of all the things Dad taught me, he left one , important lesson out – how to survive without him.
Grief is a lonely, isolated place and I’ve been wandering aimlessly, trying to find people like me. I spend endless amounts of time googling to find out if my grief is normal and for someone to understand my grief.
The worst thing that you can say to someone who is grieving is nothing.
Yes, I may cry, but that’s because I love and miss my Dad, not because you have upset me. I never want to stop talking about Dad.”
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