My Sister’s Family Needed Help

Irving Johnson
06/03/2015

When my nephew was killed in a car accident a couple of years ago, it devastated our family as well as his friends. It didn’t affect anyone as badly as it did my sister and her husband. He was their youngest son, and they felt the loss like no one else could. They tried to work through their grief on their own, but it was evident that they were drifting apart because of their grief. I knew that they needed help, and I went online to see if I could find a good Charlotte marriage counseling counselor.

I knew they were hurting, and they were striking out at one another in pain. They missed their boy so much, and it was literally killing them. They both felt a lot of guilt, and that is what started the wedge that came between them. They did not communicate with one another anymore, and it was affecting every area in their lives, especially with their two older children. I knew that they all needed counseling, but I knew that it would not help the kids to go to family counseling if their parents were not willing to attend as well.

I was able to find a counselor that came highly recommended, and she was even able to help the two older kids too since they had their own guilt issues about their brother’s death. This counselor gave my sister and her family the motivation and desire to fight for their family. It was not an easy journey, and their lives will never be the same. They have learned to lean on each other though instead of trying to take on the weight of the world on their own shoulders. I can’t turn back time, but I can be there for my family as they get through the grieving stages.

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