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Bereaved family and friends

For anyone who has lost a family member or friend to cancer to share their feelings and support one another.

Group for bereaved friends only

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I know this is a group for bereaved family and friends. Most of the posts are about family members. I would really appreciate a separate group for friends as it is a different kind of grief. I just lost one of my best friends and would like to talk to people in similar situations.

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First of all can I offer my sincere condolences on the death of your friend. 

I can understand that the death of a friend is a different type of grief after all who was it who said "you can choose your friends but you can't chose your family".

I've had a look through the group and there are very few posts from people who have lost friends rather than family members. I have found a recent one from and, by tagging her, she might see this post and reply to you. Alternatively, if you click on her username it will take you to her profile and you could then respond to her by looking at her 'recent activity' and replying to one of her posts.

I have also highlighted your post to the site moderators so they will see your request for a separate group.

Wishing you all the best


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Hi , I send my condolences to you after the loss of your friend and I understand completely that you may grieve different for a friend, sadly grieve is something we all do so very different. I understand what your concerns are that there is manly family her but please understand there is still a few of us who have lost friends too, myself being one of them.

18 months ago I lost a close friend to cancer and over the last few weeks I have had more then my fair share of grieve I have lost two friends to covid-19 and a very good friend just last Friday to cancer. Its very debilitating indeed I have been and I am taking a bit of a break from the site because honestly I am looking at the screen completely lost, grief stricken and not knowing what to say. I would of hoped that I should became an expect by now and know exactly how to deal but you know what I don't know. We all grieve different but I can tell you now I have received wonderful support from others who have lost family. My friend has indeed raised your point about a separate group but I just wanted to reach out and say their is some of here who really understand, and willing to listen. 

Again except my condolences for your lose.

  GBear Xxxx 

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Thank you for tagging me, It's very hard and I am in another shock because my friend Neil has just lost his wife of 55 years, totally unexpected, not cancer or covid as far as we know suspected heart attack maybe but she was well and healthy and had a great outlook on life, poor Neil is obviously devastated and we're all so much in shock, no warning at all we just can't believe it.