Adult Orphans: Losing Your Parents as an Adult

Many of my friends and I are at an age where our parents are getting older and many are losing their parents. I am interested in exploring this topic and creating a book about losing one’s parents.

Does this interest you?

What would you like to know?

Would you be interested in sharing your story?

Here’s what I am curious about:


  • What does it feel like to lose one’s parent/s
  • What do people wish they’d done differently before their parent/s died
  • What have people learnt from the experiencing of losing their parent/s
  • What advice would they give those who have yet to lose their parents

I did training as an End of Life Consultant/Death Doula last year in preparation for exploring this topic.

I have also spoken to people about losing their parents as well as seeing the grief of those who have recently lost a parent and those who have lost a parent many years ago.

What I have seen is that the grief of losing a parent is unique for everyone and also there are also similarities in people’s experiences. Losing a parent or both parents, seems to change people.

Both my parents are still alive, however, inevitably, they will not live forever. I want to be prepared for that eventuality as much as possible. But I also want to know how to support my friends and family members who have lost their parents.

If you are interested in being involved in this project, comment below.

Much love

Ayesha xox