Give yourself as much time as you need with each part of the process. If you don’t go through every stage, that’s fine-don’t pretend you’re going through it.
Talk about your deceased parent with your surviving parent, your siblings, other family members and any supportive friends.
Give yourself permission to feel whatever it is you’re feeling, be it anger, relief, guilt, confusion, depression, sadness, indifference, disbelief or all the above. Express these emotions in whatever way is helpful to you.
Find an outlet to express your grief and sense of loss, using your talents or desires. Go on a trip, paint…
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