What if the person is missing for a long time?
Most people who go missing do come back or are found pretty quickly. But, we know that sometimes people aren’t and that families sometimes are left waiting for news.
It can be very difficult to keep doing normal things when this happens, sometimes you might feel that life will never be the same again. You might find that as time goes by people don’t talk as much about your person, or maybe people don’t know what to say, which can then make it hard for you to talk about how you feel.
It can be helpful to write down how you feel, even if you never show it to anyone. Or send us a text or email telling us how it feels inside. You don’t have to be alone.
We know that people who have someone missing can find it hard to know how to explain to other people what is happening to them. That’s ok, it’s normal to feel that way when we are dealing with difficult things in our lives.
Perhaps you can start by letting people around you know that, tell them that it doesn’t make sense to you, and how that has left you feeling confused, alone and scared.