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I have looked on line and I don't seem to find any groups in my area. I don't belong to a particular church and so I feel uncomfortable going to any church in town and checking to see if they have such a group. Please offer any advice you may have. Thank you.

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Braida, please don't beat yourself up - you obviously loved your Aunt, and I'm sure she knew it.
Death leaves a heartache no-one can heal...........
Love leaves a memory no-one can steal.
Reindeermama - Thank you. Spot on and painfully true
God bless you all
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Hospice said they would call me about grief counselling about a month after my husband's death. They should be calling soon, and I plan to accept it.

If your mother was on hospice call the organization and see if they can refer you to a hospice organization in your area.

The funeral home had grief counselling as an option. (I passed, because I planned to use that offered by hospice.) Call your local funeral homes and see what they know about in your area.

Many hospitals run support groups of various kinds. Ask locally.

And good luck to all of us!
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Oh, that was so sweet, Reindeermama. I just lost my most precious aunt two weeks ago. She was my Mom's only sister, and we saw her every day. Then she fell in her home, broke her hip, had a stroke during surgery, and was gone from us within weeks. So sad. We both miss her so very much, and I constantly think about things I could've/should've done to make her life better when she was alive. I was too strung out taking care of my Mom so much, and I feel I neglected my darling aunt who lived alone, and whose only son wasn't very attentive. I hate to have this grief as well as guilt. I keep wanting a "do-over." I prayed and prayed for her to recover so I could be better to her. I'm consumed w/ saddness and this terrible guilt. :( I hate myself. The lessons we learn the hard way.....and now it's too late.
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I think losing a mom is one of the hardest things in life. There is nothing anyone can say that makes it easier. It will get better, but sometimes at the oddest times that smallest things, like seeing her favorite cookie in the store can set you off. Call the
local community center and see if they have any groups. Please know that you have my sympathy and hugs.
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You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she’d want:
smile,
open your eyes,
love
and go on.

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Thank you for the ideas. Sadly my mom passed away in a town that is far from where I live, so the funeral home that we worked with is far as well. I will check some of the ones in my town and also will check visiting nurses. Thank you.
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Sooozi:

There's a funeral home in my town that has a support group. Also, the Visiting Nurses Association has a grief support group that meets monthly at our local hospital. I appreciate your question because I really need to get out of myself. I forgot all about these resources. Hope you are able to find a group in your town!
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