Grief, by Oscar Gustave Rejlander, 1864
One of the problems some teens face is the death of parents, which deeply affects the survivors' moods, attitudes and general outlook on life. The reason I know is that my mother recently died of lung disease.
Being a teen or a young child, it is hard to see your parent suffer through so much pain and misery. It is very hard to adjust to new way of living without a parent, not knowing what to do.
People tell you to stay strong, but itís hard to when so many things are going through your mind. Death is a natural thing of life, but when a loved one dies it's like a nightmare that you havenít awakened from yet.
When my mother died in April of 2005, it affected me tremendously and I felt like I had nothing left in my life. When I went to school I couldnít concentrate and my grades were really low. People kept telling me sheís in better place now, but there wasnít much I could say at that time.
Many deaths have happened during my life so far. Aafter my mother died, my cousin died 2 months later and soon my other cousin and two aunties followed. Now the woman that took care of me after my mother died is very sick with leukemia.
If you are suffering with these kinds of things in your life it is always good to be very expressive in how you feel, you can write poetry, play sports, dance or talk to some body about how you feel.
Keeping emotions bottled up inside just affects you more and more. It's always good to cry; it frees the soul, so donít be ashamed to cry because that just expresses yourself more. You can always talk to your departed loved onse as if they are still there in your presence and tell them that you miss them and you wish they were with you.
It is very hard to live without a parent or even a loved one that has left. If you know anyone who is going through this, let them know that they will be okay. Help them through this hard time in their life and let them know that you are there for them.
If you have a loved one who is about to pass, do what you can now and tell them how much you love them and how much you appreciate what they have done for you. Express your feelings to them and help them in anyway possible that you can so you donít regret the time you didnít spend with them when they're gone.