It’s never easy to lose someone you are close to. Nor is it easy to support a loved one during their time of grief. What if you have to deal with both at the same time? While coming to terms with your own feelings after a loss is hard enough, sometimes you will have the added challenge of providing support to other members of your family as well.
Unfortunately, many adult children have to face the scenario of a losing a parent, while at the same time their other parent will have to work through the loss of their spouse. It is a devastating challenge with no easy solutions for child or grieving parent. But there are strategies to remember that can help ease the difficulty for both of you and allow you to handle the loss in a healthy way. Read on to learn how you can provide support to Mom when you are also mourning Dad.