My sister texted me this morning that her boyfriend had passed away. They had gotten close in 2020, and drifted apart. He had previously been hospitalised with drug / alcohol problems. He was only 38, and l don't know much information, but l believe that his death was alcohol related.
My sister was worried when she tried to ring him, and her calls were going straight to messagebank.
She managed to contact a family member through social media, and the family member informed my sister that he had passed away.
I have been around at my sisters all day looking after her 8 year old daughter. My sister has been distraught all day, and l have mainly been with her daughter. It was distressing to see my sister so upset. And obviously, my sister couldn't say too much to me with her daughter there.
My sister has an amicable relationship with her ex husband, and he came around to help with his daughters bed time routine.
When her ex husband came over, l drove home at my sisters request.
It has been a traumatic day, and l have been texting my sister. She says she is ok, and doesn't want to talk because she is exhausted.
I never met her boyfriend, but it is so sad. He has an ex wife, and children whom are quite young.
Now l am home, and trying to emotionally process the afternoon. I wish my sister felt like talking to me, and l wish l could reach out to her. But she is dealing with her grief in her own way.
I also suffer with anxiety, and now l am at home, wide awake and trying to relax. I am going to see my sister tomorrow, so l will give her some time.
From what l can gather the relationship was on again / off again, but my sister said that the moments they shared together were very special to her, and she loved him. It is so very sad.
My sister also doesn't know his family very well, which makes things hard.