DEAR DEIDRE: I don’t know how I’m going to cope after my dad passed away last week.
He was diagnosed with terminal cancer last summer after feeling unwell for several months.
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He is the only man I need in my life. I look up at him and feel lost without him. I have two children who love their grandfather very much and they have been abandoned.
I am a 36 year old single mother. My children are eight and six. My father is 60 years old.
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I worry about my mental health. I keep shedding tears and I’m struggling to function.
My two girls need me so I know I have to move on for their sake.
DEIDRE SAYS: I’m sorry your father passed away. Of course you’re heartbroken. He means the whole world to you.
It will all take time for you to come to terms with your loss but focusing on the good times you shared will help.
You are feeling sad, this is completely normal and you can find local bereavement counseling for you and your child through the Good Gour Trust (thegoodgrieftrust.org).
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