How to deal with

A thought popped into my head last night and it was how am I going to cope if/when one of my parents died.

I say if/when because I do not like the idea that they might die, but living with partner who at the age of 34 is an orphan, I have to face up to reality that maybe my parents wont live forever, which for the record is very selfish of them.

I am not sure why this thought popped into my head, it is pretty morbid even for me. But I think the reason is, I don’t deal with loss well, and with a death of someone like my parents I wonder if that may push me over the edge.

Well hopefully I wont be finding out for a very long time

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16 Responses to How to deal with

  1. ellenbest24 says:

    I hope you don’t but as sure as eggs is up chickens bums
    we all go one sad dark day the time it comes.
    Be prepared and make the most of each moment you have. 😇

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  2. akiwifreund says:

    The cycle of life and death is rarely talked about, and it’s certainly not pleasant to contemplate either. The best gift you can give another soul is that for at least one shining moment in time, your parents and your partner know that you love them deeply, either by word or by deed. Also know when it’s time to tell them that they no longer need to stay in their bodies if the suffering is too great. BTW, my dad died when I was 22; he was immediately preceded by his sister and his mom. Within this year I’ve had to say goodbye to my sister and my friend, and I know that my uncle and my grandma don’t have long on this earth. My grandpa has defied all odds and his 104th birthday will be in April if nothing changes between now and then.

    There is no shame in grief, and there is no time limit in grief.

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  3. ellenbest24 says:

    Your post is good it makes people speak and many just do not know how to. We need to teach our children that it is a natural thing then maybe it will be easier for them. 😇

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  4. momterry says:

    Well I can tell you I have experienced this first hand. I was 31 when I lost my dad. It was heart wrenching and such a shock. To get that dreaded phone call was mind blowing. My dad was only 52 when he flew away but you know what he lived each moment of each day to the fullest. He always said ” Life is an adventure enjoy the Ride.” SO my words to you are enjoy every moment you have and when the time comes you will be fine.. Its a day to day struggle for me some days but after 29 years now I can say I am fine..

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  5. I lost my dad in 2012. He had not been doing well, so it was not a surprise. But it was still awful. My parents were married for 45 years when Dad passed away. It was difficult for me to think about how I felt because I knew how hard it was for my mom. My dad and I were never as close as I am with my mom. I think part of what I felt when he died was regret. But I was there when he needed me and he knew I loved him. What scares me is losing my mom — I cannot imagine what it will be like without her. I usually remain in denial that she’ll ever be gone.

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