My mum had been in and out of my life since I was a child. When she died, I felt like I didn’t have a right to feel the way I did because it was all so complicated, so I kept all my pain secret. One day, a friend opened up to me about their similar experiences. It was like someone gave me permission to have these feelings. I cried and cried with grief, loss, pain, and relief. I would say find someone you can talk to. You are not alone, and your feelings are very real and very valid, no matter how complicated it might be.
Louise, who's mother died