Everyone has their own methods of coping. I guess I haven’t felt loss in the conventional sense, but enough shit has gone down that it feels like my bro’s dead and there’s some douchebag standing there in his place.
But whatever—point is, if you’ve got someone to talk to, talk to them. Seriously. Whether you’ve lost a friend because of differences or lost a loved one because of death, there’s probably someone around who’s willing to listen if you’re willing to talk.
And if not, that’s all right too. You don’t have to talk to anyone, but don’t let yourself bottle that shit up, because the longer you keep it to yourself without expressing it through some medium, the longer it’s going to sting.
Work toward what makes you happy.
I managed to totally not do that, but I’m pretty sure my circumstances are entirely my fault. Real talk.
If you’re asking me because you’re going through this, there’s my advice—if you’re asking me just because you want to know, the answer is pretty much that simply dealing with it is what I’ve resigned myself to.
Don’t do that. Take control of your feelings, cheesy as that sounds.