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.