I have this horrible feeling that the world is forgetting my father. Thats it, his life is over and it is as if his life did not matter to anyone except me and a couple of other people. I was very quiet about Dad's death immediately after it happened mostly because I didn't want to burst into tears all the time. Sometimes it is easier to just act normal. But now I am progressing in my grief I have told some people that i did not tell before. I told a couple of people in emails and they didn't even reply. One friend I actually told shortly after it happend and she didn't reply, then she sent me a Christmas card outlining how her year was (with no acknowledgement of Dad's death). I sent her a Christmas card telling her about my year. No response. She recently sent me a joke email. I am really disapointed. She is usually a very nice person. I told a friend who then forgot. I know other people's reactions shouldn't get to me but they do. Every event like this just says to me that my father's death wasn't important and that really hurts me. It doesn't take much. Just a little acknowledgment and then move on to the next thing. I am feeling a little down about someone who did it to me today, that is the friend who forgot. How do other people handle this type of thing? I just can't pretend like there is nothing wrong, but I don't want to blurt out, "You do know my father died a few months ago don't you?"
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