When My Brother Took His Own Life, I Felt Like Following His Footsteps Was The Only Way To Escape The Pain

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Have you ever been told, “I can imagine how you feel” or “I understand,” yet you are certain that, no, they can’t fathom what you’re going through and wouldn’t want to? I have felt this way on many occasions, but mostly the year after my brother passed away. That’s when I lost my will to live and wanted nothing more than to be with him in death.

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