Death Of Mother How Do I Help My Father
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Dealing with the death of a family member is always painful, and it hurts even more when you must console one parent after the death of the other. On one hand you have to cope with the pain inside you, while on the other hand, you should be able to provide the emotional support that your surviving parent needs so desperately.
If you are reading this, it means you have recently lost your mother and are unable to handle this overwhelming loss. Your father too is grieving in his own way, and you want to reach to him and try to do whatever possible to make this time a little more bearable for him than it is. True, you are grieving too, but understand that you and your father may have different ways of dealing with the pain. Try to be understanding, be patient and let him express his feelings, listen when he talks about your mother and let him know that you are there to look after him.
Both you and your father will be going through a whirlwind of emotions, ranging from depression and anger to guilt and regret. One of you must be stronger and chances are your father will not be up to the task at this point of time. While he may seem like his old self on day, the next day you may find him feeling completely lost. This is perfectly natural, so do not get too worried. The key to helping your father get through this period is by ensuring that he is eating properly, is surrounded by people who love him and is comforted by the knowledge that you will always be around when he wants to talk about his beloved wife and your mother.
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