A lot of tragic things have happened in my life, from my house burning down, to me having to deal with my psychotic suicidal mother in some of her worst times. Every time I experience something of great emotional stress, I turn to myself to get through it. For instance, when my house burned down, I was away at camp, and I came back to nothing left of anything that belonged to me, but I turned to myself for comfort, I made a list of the things that I could be thankful for out of the situation, such as the safety of all 8 of my family members back then and having not lost any pets to the fire either. When it came to my mom, I turned to myself by analyzing the situation and picking apart my mom's mental disorders, giving myself knowledge on how she is and why she is that way, and that helped me to stay calm, further helping me to help her. No matter what happens, I can always pull myself out of any stage of depression or intense emotion by just looking at things analytically and seeing them from all the angles I possibly can, which means I understand more, and therefore feel comforted.
After a year and a half of battling cancer, my 6 year old nephew passed away on August 21st... as much as we knew the day was going to come when the doctors couldn't do anything else for treatment, it broke my heart into a million pieces. I don't want to say that I got through it yet, cause whenever I hear a song on the radio that I have heard him sing or glance at his picture, my eyes well up with tears. I think the best thing I did to help me out with the situation was to speak at his funeral. He had many aunts and only 2 of us got up there and said our goodbyes. We know he is watching over us and we pray for him every day.
My father died of a heart attack when I was five. I never got a chance to really know him like that so its difficult not having that father figure in your life. But then I found out somethings about him, and it made sense as to why he wasn't alive anymore. Ultimately I realized that when you have a Heavenly Father who supplies all of your needs as an earthly father would, it put me to peace and I was able to bare it. So, to answer the second question, just a lot of prayer and when I get sad and confused I pray harder. Prayer always works ;)
The worst ting that happened to my family is that my brother is mentally ill. He abused drügs (weed) and has turned out to be genetically prone to psychic illness. He has a psychosis, paranoia, hallucinations and hears little voices in his head. His life is ruined and he depends on the support of his family. In everyday life as well as in finance things.
We're trying to make him go to a doc, but he believes that he is normal and all of the world is insane and malevolent.
the biggest tragedy that happened to me in my life since the past 3 years was being homeless,i had to move out of my mother house at age 18 because she said she didn't like me or want me there, (i was not raise by my mother so we have no emotional connection and we don't know each other and she does not want anything to do with me) i feel really hurt sometimes but i am getting over it i just tell myself that she is dead.
Thanks for sharing, that's very deep and it sure taught me something while reading it, that I should appreciate what I have cause theres always another person suffering more than I am, and some people just want it all but they should just be happy with what they have, but thanks again for sharing your story. it was brave of you and helped me learn something positive.
I think everyone goes through that as a teen. So don't be so hard on yourself.I know I can be a little tough for my parents to handle. But just let them know that you love them and respect them and i'm sure they will understand.
Thanks for sharing that, and yes god & family are always there when you need them, I'm sad that I've been mistreating my parents lately. I don't think I can forgive myself.
my dad being rushed into hospital close to death and me being on the other side of the city adn nearly being unable to get there in time, thankfully he's fine now
Probably my biggest tragedy was when my little brother died.But I was able to get over it because I know that I will see him again someday in heaven.
alot of things. But what got me through tough times and adversity was family and most importantly God (:
It took thought, reason, and the realisation that I wanted to live on.