My brother died 30 years ago when I was a senior in high school. After his funeral and the initial mourning, etc. my parents never really mentioned him again. They did display one photo of him, but it was kinda tucked behind a couple other photos. My dad planted an orange tree in the middle of the backyard in his memory, but that's about it. My sister and I have talked about how my parents never mentioned his name again, never did anything annually to celebrate his life, and certainly never talked about their emotions with us. We're both in our 40's now. My parents are both devoted Catholics.
I understand people deal with grief in different ways. How have other parents dealt with the death of a teenager? What are your thoughts on the way my parents handled this throughout the years? KEEP IN MIND, I'm NOT referring to the initial few years of the normal grieving process, but more of the year in and year out part of life. Please bump. Thanks.
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