Supporting Mum after Dads sudden death

(2 Posts)
Mamma51 Tue 04-Feb-14 16:29:31

My dad suddenly passed awsy 2 weeks ago and my mum is really struggling. We had his burial on Saturday snd since then I think it has really hit mum. During the 2 weeks leading up to the funeral we were able to keep busy with the arrangement but now that its passed she is totally lost. I undersrand thst this is a normal part of grieving but I just feel so helpless. Myself or my sisters have been taking it in turns to stay overnight, but today she has said ee should carry on with our own lives, now we don't know what to do for the best, I fear she is trying to be strong in doing this, but hate the thought of her sobbing all night in an empty house.

Any advice anyone can give will be greatly appreciated xx

Quoteunquote Tue 04-Feb-14 18:45:12

It will take a long time for her to process the situation, and reassure her she should take as long as she needs. (Do not rush her into things(like clearing his stuff out), let her bring it up, and support her when she wants to.

Please be kind to yourself as well.

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