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GUILT, GRIEF AND CAREGIVING OF AN INDEPENDENT DYING PARENT
This blog is not just about my journey. I want to share other peoples stories. It is remarkable how many commonalities there are in our experiences. However, each person has a different perspective and something they can teach the rest of us.
My Dad started dating pretty quickly after my Mom died. It shocked some. It shocked me. Didn’t he love Mom? How could he betray her that way?
Whether someone has lost a parent, a child, or a friend, we want to console and bring comfort but its hard to know what to say. I think every situation is different and what works for one person may not work for another but here… Continue Reading “What Do You Say to Someone Grieving?”
Grief comes for many reasons… the loss of a child, a parent, or friend. It also comes from the loss of what “could have been” – the marriage that didn’t last due to divorce, a health issue that keeps you from doing loved activities, moving from active partner in a relationship to active caregiver. In all these instances, writing can help us process the pain and move forward into our new role.