The East Edition
Effects of Losing a Family MemberMonday, June 11, 2012 By Lisa Loechli
Losing anyone that you are close to or know is devastating, and can be hard on their family who had lost the loved one. If someone you know to had lost a family member, such as, a dad or mom at a young age (around 12 years old to 25 years old). Yes, it would be very hard for you, but jut try to imagine being in that family’s situation. Say if it were the dad that had passed away, the mom would be so upset because she had lost the love of her life. She would have to stay strong for her children too. Some people may think that the oldest child would have a harder time then the youngest because of the fact that they have known their dad longer then the younger child so they had built a stronger relationship with him, but the oldest child would know that they have to stay strong for their mother and siblings, but in general, the youngest may end up being emotionally weak. All the kids most likely will be weak on the inside but not everyone will know about it because they will try and be strong on the outside. Staying strong on the outside take a lot though. It would be especially hard because everyone will be saying, “sorry for your loss,” “hope everything will get better soon,” and “stay strong.” When people tell you to stay strong, it is the human brain, which gets you to start thinking about what they are telling you to stay strong about, and in this case would be a father passing away. The human reaction is for us to feel sadness inside and for us to feel guilty because we feel we could have done something to save that person from passing away, even if that isn’t possible. Losing a family member or someone you know or used to know can be a very hard situation. When people tell you different things to try and make you feel better and cheer you up, but it will bring you down because they are reminding you of the situation.