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Overwhelmed by caring people

DEAR CHRISTINE,

Added 19 May 2010

dearchristine

Dear Christine, I can’t believe there are so many people who care.

I wrote to you about two weeks ago, about my dad’s death and how I just couldn’t cope with it. I saw your reply in the column Hard Time Coping With Dad’s Death dated Wednesday, May 12 and the very next day, I just couldn’t believe the number of very caring people who responded.

I realise that people do care. I want to say thank you readers for caring so much. You all don’t even know me, but found it in your heart to care. A big thank you to readers. I’m trying to take one day at a time.

Christine, I finally realised that I would have made a big mistake taking my life. I felt so guilty. I thought of all the people I would have hurt, if I had done it – all the people I would have hurt if I had killed myself, the people who care about me, whom I overlooked.

At this moment, I promised myself that I wouldn’t even think about doing something harmful to myself ever again. The pain still wouldn’t go away and I can’t sleep at night. But I know it will get better. Sometimes I would just burst out crying, but I will always remember all those caring readers who responded.

Thank you again. Christine, you are indeed one of a kind – caring, you a healer and a comforter. Thank you again and again and I wish you all the best. – CARING.

DEAR CARING, You have made my day. I am so happy that you changed your mind about taking your own life. It will get better. And yes, there are many caring people out there. I have given you the number for the Bereavement hotline if you want to talk to someone, but if not, feel free to write me at any time. I do hope that things continue to get better for you. Do keep me posted.  – Christine

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