When A Parent Dies: How To Cope
The loss of a parent is a horrible thing for anyone to endure.
The world learned recently that rapper, actor and entertainer Andre 3000, originally from the group OutKast, is dealing with the recent loss of his mother.
Having both old and young family members die at different parts of my life always sent me into a state of reflection. The universal thing that I found after each loss is that a healing process has already begun and I just needed to find the tools to help it along.
Here are a few things to help you deal with the loss of a parent:
Time. People say that time heals everything. I feel that time doesn’t actually heal the pain completely, but it definitely can help lessen the pain of losing a parent. For months after losing my dad, I would break down in tears at the drop of a hat. Anything that reminded me of him would cause tears. Eventually, as time passed, those moments of despair weren’t as frequent. So time does help.