Thread: sudden loss
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Old 03-31-2007, 08:10 PM   #1
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sudden loss

My ex-husband died suddenly 2 weeks ago- he was perfectly healthy but had an ascending aortic dissection (his aorta tore through all three layers).
My son was with him. He's 17. He is taking it terribly hard. I am too- no one seems to understand that even though he was my ex, we were still good friends and I still loved him- he was the father of my son!!!
I just still can't believe it is true. Now I'm dealing with all the legal stuff and it's all I can do just to handle a little bit of it all each day. The weekends have been especially hard. No business to tend to- just the empty feelings.
I really want to help my son get through this but don't know what to do. He's 17 and isn't leaning on me- leans on friends which I guess is normal.
Any advice?

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