Number 201, reporting for duty, sir. (z_o_e) wrote in thequestionclub,
Number 201, reporting for duty, sir.


I need some advice.

I mentioned a while back that my grandmother is dying. I just got back from visiting her for three weeks, and I'm really struggling. This is the only family member I've ever had to deal with being terminally ill, and I'm not taking it well at all. I know there are worse things in the world than losing an old grandparent, but I'm 27 and I feel very ill equipped to deal with this emotionally.

My husband suggested that maybe I should talk to a religious person. I was raised an atheist, and while I generally don't "believe" in God or heaven, I am struggling with what I think will happen to her when she's gone. I'm open to talking to a rabbi or a priest or someone, but I have no clue how to go about this. Do I call them and make an appointment? Will they even see me if I don't already go to their temple/church? And what do I say? "I don't know what I believe, but I need you to comfort me?" :( Should I just go to a therapist instead?

Any advice is extremely appreciated.

Thank you.
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