Grief support group and talking to therapist. Does it help?

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My dad only passed 2.5 months ago and I'm still struggling with his loss. Because I am still so tearful and angry at times, my family believes I need something more. I wanted to know has anyone joined a grief support group or talked to a therapist. What has your experience been? Do you find it helpful on this grief journey? Thank you for your replies.

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Thank you fregflyer. I appreciate your perspective. I know its early and everyone tells me I need more time. But I'm so tearful over my dad, it doesn't seem real to me that his gone. I'm so use to arranging everything around him, that I'm lost. I had my resentments with my siblings over his care. And my dad was grumpy a lot, but I didn't want him to die. I guess all I can do is keep taking it day by day. Moment by moment. Thank you again.
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cdnreader, I go to a talk therapist, who is around my age [70], and who had her own issues with her own late elderly parents. Thus when she says "she understands", I know she really means it.

Because of the stress regarding my parents, plus my Dad passing only a few months ago, and other issues in my life, my primary doctor has placed me on some calming meds and anti-depressents which have really helped. I use to refuse such medicine but I decided it was silly for me not to try them. I am on very low dosages.
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Thank you for your replies Jeanne and Barb. I appreciate it a lot. I think I will try both and see how it goes. I know the world keeps going even though I feel like mine has stopped. I try to go to work but inside I'm still so angry about my dad's passing. 2017 will be the first full year without my dad. I find it very hard to accept.
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I know that my mom found going to a grief group, sponsored by a local funeral home and facilitated by a social worker, to be extremely helpful after my dad died after a long battle with leukemia. She said that her main emotion at the time was anger ( at my dad for dying, at the disease, of the unfairness of everything) that she needed someplace anonymous and safe to let it out.
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Less than three months is way too early to expect the grief to recede into the background. Give yourself time.

I found (find) it helpful to continue to attend the caregivers' support group meetings. Those are people who've been on the journey with me. And now that I have taken the complete journey I can be especially supportive to new people.

I happened to be seeing a psychologist for a sleep disorder at the time of my husband's death. He reassured me that my experiences were normal mourning. About a year later I did see a psychotherapist to discuss my adjusting to the new normals in my life. That was helpful.

If your grief reactions are interfering with your life you my want to try a support group or a therapist. But at this point be gentle with yourself. It is early days.
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