My kids dad and I were married for 23 years. We divorced in 2003, long story, things had been good up to that point. I’m remarried. Anyway, their dad died on May 25 in a motorcycle accident. The kids are ages 18, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28. Three daughters and three sons. Their grief is overpowering at times. I myself have never lost a parent, nor anyone close to me. I just listen when they cry (the girls) and say inane things like, “I’m so sorry, Honey.” The boys dont say a word. Two of them in particular were very close to their dad, so I know they’re suffering. But the girls call, especially my youngest daughter, the 20-year old. Does anyone have any advice on how I can help them, what I can say or not say, or do or not do? Anything? The fact that they’re in such pain at such a young age cuts through me like a knife. I almost can’t stand it myself.
|My kid’s grief over their Dad|
October 25, 2012
Posted in family & relationships.