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Sister Wives Alum Meri Brown Discusses ‘Myriad of Emotions’ Following Garrison’s Death

Sister Wives star Meri Brown is dealing with the loss of her loved ones on the anniversaries of their deaths.

When the third anniversary of her mother’s passing coincided with the three-week anniversary of Garrison Brown’s death, Meri acknowledged the sad coincidence.

“Today, March 26, marks 3 years since the passing of my beautiful mom, and 3 weeks since the passing of our sweet Garrison,” she wrote on Instagram.

Grief is a journey

Meri shared the “myriad of emotions” she’s been experiencing, including “despair and anger, feelings of pain, or hopelessness. [Grief’s] a universal human emotion and a natural response to loss.”

“Grief is also love,” she observed, “for without feeling the love, the pain of loss wouldn’t be so great. Grief sends you on a roller coaster of emotions, never knowing the twists and turns ahead.”

“There’s no timeline or rulebook to follow,” she added. “It’s not the same for any two people, and no two people handle it in the same exact way.”

Meri reflected on losses she’s experienced “both through death and the endings of relationships,” including the end of her marriage to Kody Brown after more than thirty years together.

But after all the loss in her life, Meri learned “coping mechanisms” to deal with the pain. “I recognize when I need to go inward and be alone,” she wrote. “I recognize when I need to surround myself with my trusted people … and to attempt, in some small way, a semblance of normalcy. In each step, it takes a little bit of bravery to recognize and give that gift to myself.”

Life moves on

“Life will never go ‘back’ to normal after a loss,” Meri continued. “But it will go forward. It always moves forward.” And life leaves you no choice but to deal with the “new normal.”

“What will that new normal look like?” she asked. “What will you do to honor the love and the relationship with the person you lost?”

“For me, I will remember and celebrate the good times and beautiful memories,” she concluded. “I will honor myself and feel the grief when it arises because it inevitably will. But most importantly, I will live, and I will love every day of that living!”

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Sister Wives is now streaming on Discovery+, Max, and several other platforms.