I experienced multiple losses over several years including both parents, two uncles, two brothers-in-law, a tennis buddy, & a very special beloved pet. I am just starting to allow myself to grieve over these losses & to acknowledge feelings that have been avoided/suppressed for years in some cases. I am learning slowly to take one feeling at a time instead of bombarding myself with an intense a tidal wave of emotions. My anxiety is becoming more manageable on most days, but the biggest challenge is to try to work through the loneliness & isolation, despite having caring & compassionate friends & family. I believe talking to others who have been through or who are going through this will help me feel less afraid & helpless over time. I hope this group helps me achieve that goal.