Coping with the death of friends and loved ones with HIV/AIDS

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Im having a hard time because i have lost alot of people in the last 2 months

Beginning of the discussion - 7/2/20

Coping with the death of friends and loved ones with HIV/AIDS

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@Billy pierce Hello Billy pierce, thank you for starting this discussion. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that the Carenity community is here to support you in this difficult time. Let me tag some members who can share some words of support with you.

Hello all, how are you doing? Have you lost friends or other close ones to HIV/AIDS? How do you cope? Do you know of any resources for grief? Please feel free to share here, we are all here to support one another!
@PeerJanice@Belto64@Sweety18@Bettethanbefore@Beebud1@gabrielle28@richard48912@gymloner1@Marq93@hyato2002@Scottsteaux63@newstart80@Lealol@Uncutology123@terrilynn@Dennisps@Markwills‍ 

Take care,
Courtney

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My partner died in my arms dealing with health issue, he was tired of fighting.... I still think about him and do miss him, that was just over ten years ago. It still hurts though...

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@Billy pierce and @Belto64‍ , so saddened knowing of your losses. There's no way I can say I know what you are going thru, and there can't possibly be adequate words that will help you feel better. I personally don't believe that time truly makes it better, either. 

Everyone has their losses, and must do their best to move on. From my personal experiences in loss, each of them remain with me closely in my heart. Even when sadness is so overwhelming, I try to remember how blessed I was to have had the time that they were in my life. People always say remember the good times. But for me, life is not always good times, and I learn from all experiences. So I treasure the memories, good or bad.

Im not going to tell you it will get better or easier to deal with, because I can't possibly know how it will be, for you. Just allow yourself to grieve, but try not to be consumed by that grief. I'm a firm believer in reaching out to someone when needed, friend or professional. 

I offer my heartfelt condolences, and hope that you find your way to allowing yourself to have many moments of happiness again,  despite your losses.

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All I can offer is huggs and kisses... I'm so sorry hunnie!!!

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Thank you...

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@Billy pierce I'm sorry for your loss. I've lost a few friends over the years. I had a really hard time accepting and processing my grief back in the late 80s and 90s because it was so hard to see people go so young. So much life left to live and so many dreams. Like Janice said, I try to cherish all the memories, good and bad, and am incredibly thankful that science has progressed and there will be fewer people lost to this.