My father, along with other family, met up in Washington D.C. for my cousin Mike’s memorial, March 14th. It is hard to believe a year has come and gone. My cousin was a son and a husband. I would have loved to have had talks,discussions with Mike. Since I do not have children, I can not process what the loss of a child does to a parent. My uncle Dean has had to experience his first year. I have shared my sister-in-laws experience with death as well. Is the effect of loss the same, or is there a difference between losing a parent, child, sibling, partner, niece or nephew, friend? Each relationship is different, and they are all important.