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The death of a spouse or partner is one of life’s most difficult challenges. Each day can bring about a roller coaster of new emotions. When you are an adult child witnessing a parent’s grief at the same time you are struggling with your own, you may feel unsure about how to proceed.
While grief follows its own time line, there are steps you can take that might help your parent navigate through their emotional distress.
Ways to Support a Parent Through Loss
Here are a few items for you and your grieving parent to remember:
One final suggestion is to consider talking with a therapist if you feel like your own grief or your parent’s is becoming too much to bear. This article, Therapy Helps Brighten Senior Living, will help you learn more about the benefits of working with a mental health professional during challenging times.