Brother’s death

Hi Brooke

My brother was accused of some horrible things before he took his life last year. I have done the therapy and thought work around losing him, but it’s hard to reconcile the person I know with the person he became/was accused of being. It’s even harder to explain it to other people. I find it’s disingenuous to just say my brother committed suicide, because there’s this whole other thing that I don’t want to open up to people about (shame, confusion, hurt, judgement, etc.)

I am not sure how to honor my brother how I knew him, while also feeling comfortable telling the whole truth. It is a tragedy that could define my life if I let it, but I want to take back the narrative. Would love any help and advice – especially because I know you lost yours, too.