I've been looking all over the internet and talking with people on how to handle this. My sons uncle recently committed suicide, no note or reasons leading up to it. He always seemed so happy, a smile on his face, laughing, and he also had a 3 year old daughter. They were all very close, my sons father and I split up about 9 months ago and he moved in with his brother so my son was over there every other weekend. We've had a sit down with him and explained that his uncle had died, knowing he has no idea what that means, but knowing as he gets older he can make a definition of what that means and can ask questions. My question is how do I respond when he asks to see his uncle? Do I tell him his uncle isn't here any more, or do I remind him he died(which is really hard to say, selfish reasons I guess??) I've also never dealt with a sudden loss like this before and am having a hard time dealing with this, I feel that I need to hide my tears from my son, just so he doesn't see me weak, I feel that I need to be strong for my boy, I feel like he needs to know that mommy can keep it together. He's never seen me cry before this. I feel that I need to be strong for all of us, my son, his dad and myself. Maybe I need reassurance I'm doing this ok, or if I'm not i need advice. I don't know what to do, or what the right thing to do is.