Hey whitelilies. Losing your mum and best friend must've been raw pain. I'm so sorry for this grief and hurt you're carrying. I lost my mum 20 years ago. She lived in N.Z, I've been here 30 years. My ex was similar to yours in that he didn't understand because his parents were still alive. No two people feel grief the same, even twins experience different grieving. I'm really sorry the church didn't support you, having said that though, may I add I'm not that surprised either. I was involved with a church when my mum passed and I didn't get much support either. I was actually told to 'give my pain to the cross'. Are you still in contact with people who knew your family, if you are, maybe think about contacting them to talk about mum, your growing up years, the things you miss the most etc. Talking to people who knew your family, would help you get through this dark period. With me, I was in contact with my mother's family, cousins etc. This was tremendous in helping me accept her passing. Even a neighbor would be helpful as they would've known you, her and anyone else involved with you and mum. Please keep in touch here as these forums are amazing for the ongoing support they offer. You're not alone.