My long time best friends mom recently died of liver failure (alcohol).
For 9 month she was in hospital, much of which I spent there visiting and saw the worst of it.
I’m not sure what to make exactly of my feelings about it. On one hand it was super sad and traumatic as watching anyone suffer and die would be and of course by default she was dear to me.
On the other hand, I don’t feel as deeply saddened as say my friend does, because this isn’t my mother we’re talking about.
Watching this incredibly intimate thing happen to someone who wasn’t my blood has me feeling odd about how to process the death.
Any insight would be appreciated.