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Almost Lost My Little Sister

I've always been afraid of losing my family. I had never a close relative die, and I consider this tremendous luck. I've had nightmares about my father dying, my brothers dying, my sister, my mother, my aunts, my grandparents, everyone. I love my family an extraordinary amount and couldn't imagine life without them.

When my little sister was 17, she tried to kill herself by swallowing a bottle of sleeping pills. She had been depressed for a long time and no one had really caught it. We all felt guilty, wondering if we had done anything to aggravate her condition. I freaked out, and moved back into my parents house for a while, sharing a room with her for the first time since I was 18. She's doing much better now, and she even works with me in my bakery. I hope I'm doing the right thing for her.
charbakes charbakes 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2011

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You are giving her your love and companionship, how can this be wrong? You say she is doing well now, proof you are doing something right. I've come close to losing my daughter a few times, not to suicide but from her various health problems. That's something you never quite recover from or forget.

I agree. I still worry about her when she goes out, and I watch her like a hawk.