I am twenty six years old. It has been a long road for me and I was hoping to find people in this chat that have shared the same experience I have. There are not a lot of people that are my age going through the struggle of not having anyone close to you to support you through losing a mother. I still grieve about it. It was final week of college. All of the dreams and aspirations I had built for myself had diminished within a week. I had to stop my final schedule to rush to the hospital where Mom died from a blood disease that no one knew she had. My Dad went through a massive mid-life crisis after it happened and remarried within six months. He withdrew himself from the family and spent 270, 000 dollars within one year. All of the money my mother had put aside for emergency and insurance gone in a year to the person who I felt deserved or needed it least. Here I was in college... no support.. no car... no money... no home... raising my youngest brother who is now doing very well. Who do you know experiences something like that? I have felt so alone since it happened. I have new issues that have arisen in my life as resolution to the whole event. I am co-dependent, have a fear of abandonement, fear of entrapment, anxiety, depression... and the list goes on. I am not on any medication because I think that I am strong enough to make it without it. I have been through some therapy, but I think that the best way to solve these problems is to discuss my issues with people whom have relative ones. So far, within eight years of it happening, I have not found one person to talk to. I am reaching out to anyone who can listen and understand some of the issues I am experiencing. Please if you have any suggestions... that are positive... let me know.