Death, regardless of the details, is capable of devastating those it leaves behind.
We recently wrote a post about grieving the death of a best friend.
Afterwards many people commented that their partner was their best friend, which made their loss feel two fold.
Also, we are going to use the term ‘partner’ and ‘significant other’ for the purposes of this article because they apply broadly, that’s our thought process and we’re sticking to it.
Thanks to our readers whose input went into writing this article.
Parenting is hard; being a single parent is harder; being the single parent of grieving children is one of the hardest.
When your co-parent has died, all responsibility falls on you to keep your children safe, clothed, and loved.
Shared experiences tell us, if nothing else, that we are not the only ones.
And if other people have had struggles similar to our own, then maybe our grief isn’t as crazy as it sometimes seems.
The world can feel dark when it seems like there is no one in it who will accept and love you for who you truly are.