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Is it ok to cry in front of a dying friend?

Asked by chelle21689 (5077 points ) February 11th, 2013 from iPhone

I’m not very close to him but whenever we saw each other we would have conversation, he was the nicest person ever, and my cousins and I are friends with his cousin. Also, my sister was good friends with his sister but recently drifted apart due to just life. My boyfriend also played tennis with him in high school.

He has pancreatic cancer at 24. Just diagnosed and everything happened so quickly. It hasn’t even been 2 weeks since diagnosis. He’s barely alive….he died but they revived him. I’m afraid I don’t know what to say at all since we haven’t really hung out. Also I hate seeing people in pain and I know I will cry. Should I excuse myself and leave to cry in private??

I never ever had to deal with stuff like this. I feel like everything hit me and my bf all at once in three days having to visit his critically ill grandma and dying friend. It’s all new to us.

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