This week, we heard stories from women who have experienced the trench of the death of a parent. We hope these additional resources offer strength and encouragement to those who are also in this trench. Please feel free to leave additional suggestions in the comments!
Father Loss: Daughters Discuss the Man that Got Away, by Elyce Wakerman
On Grieving the Death of a Father, by Harold Ivan Smith
Fatherless Women: How We Change After We Lose Our Dads, by Clea Simon
Healing the Adult Child's Grieving Heart, by Alan D. Wolfelt
This article describes what you can expect to feel and experience following the death of a parent, and it offers a list of helpful actions to remember when the grief is overwhelming.
Find a support group near you on the GriefShare website. "GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone."
Join an online support group to share your story and your grief with others who have also lost a parent.
This website sells photo albums, candles, plaques, picture frames, and more to honor and remember the memory of a loved one.
This article offers advice for friends and family members as they support a loved one through the loss of his or her father.
This article is written to encourage those who feel alone in the loss of a parent, to offer them advice on how to navigate the journey of their grief. "Ironically, our society shows very little understanding about the unique pain of losing a mother or father, even though close to 12 million Americans bury a parent annually."