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I Lost My Brother this weekend.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by smokeross, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. GLWyandotte

    GLWyandotte Señor Member

    Lost my younger brother the same way 25 years ago.

    So sorry to hear you have to shoulder this burden.
     

  2. Bruce M

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    My sympathy to you.
     
  3. G23c

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    My prayers for your brother and your family.
     
  4. IndyGunFreak

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    Very sorry for your loss... thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
     
  5. RussP

    RussP Super Moderator Moderator

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    So sorry for your loss...prayers for you and the family.
     
  6. HeliGlock

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    So Sorry for your Loss Ross, Prayers are being sent to you and your Family during this difficult time.
     
  7. stolenphot0

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    sorry for your loss sir.
     
  8. Sorry for your loss. Suicide affects so many more people than just the one who is gone.
     
  9. G26S239

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    That is awful I am sorry for your loss.
     
  10. certifiedfunds

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  11. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Sorry for your loss.
    Words alone can not begin to heal the pain you are suffering.
    A tragic loss, may your family find peace in the days to come
     
  12. Monte4283

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    Very very sorry for loss.
     
  13. IQof1

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    Sorry for your loss man, prayers to you and family.
     
  14. kensb2

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    My condolences, sir. Thoughts and prayers for you and yours to have the strength to get though this difficult time.
     
  15. Prayers for yours and his family. May he rest in peace.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
     
  16. jlprtr

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    My heart goes out to you and your family, for I know exactly what you are going through now and will after the numbness wears off, because I have been in the same position for forty-five years. :crying:

    I strongly urge you to find a support group in your area. It was not available to me. http://www.suicide.org/suicide-support-groups.html
     
  17. Just sad. Lost my little brother to suicide in 2000. No fun. A time to be a "brother" to him taking care of final details and an "uncle" to his family. Survivors of Suicide saved my bacon. See if there's an SOS group near you or if you're in the boonies try the internet.

    I was working crisis when it happened for me and as numb as I was to the almost daily suicide calls its different when its your brother. Hits hard no matter how tough you are. And your cousins are gonna be impacted too. Heavy to deal with but know you can step up.

    I believe in holding the hands of the dead. My brother "told" me that he was okay - that it was what he wanted. Probably mind games in my own head but at least reassuring.

    Your mind - and your loved one's minds are gonna be going crazy dancing...stay as centered as possible....know that the family will be angry both from grief and the "shame" of suicide. Don't engage their anger - comfort them.

    Sending up smoke for you and your brother.

    Hope this doesn't sound preachie...just know this road all too well and endeavoring to help ease the insanity and trauma.
     
  18. ca survivor

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    I'm very sorry for your loss.