Death of Parents
Parental deaths at different life stages
When a dysfunctional or difficult parent dies
When one parent remains
Losing your second parent
Dealing with your parents’ deaths
We only have two biological parents—a mother and a father (although others can step into those roles). Our parents were the first people who fell in love with us, and we with them. They were our primary teachers. We learned basic life skills and so much more from them. All our lives, they’ve been our biggest cheerleaders. We’ve basked in the pride they take in us. No one else knows our life story like they do. Our parents shape who we become. For better or worse, and often in between, our parents were the most formative influence ...