Thus far, June has proven to be a bad month. There has been one death after another. My friends father died last week, a girl I went to school with committed suicide, another friends father died, and now my brother in laws mother died yesterday. Last year this time my best friend’s father died. I am in shock. The only thing I don’t share in common with everyone else I have been into contact with about these deaths is that I don’t believe in a god or a heaven. I feel that I am not being a good friend/family member because I am not "praying for them" or telling them that their loved one is in a better place now. I feel alone in the way I am grieving and wish I didn’t have to avoid talking about the deceased to avoid talk about them being in a "better place." Can anyone give me advice on how to deal?