I went back to work last week after losing my dad in November and although it has helped me and has given me a distraction from the pain of grief, I feel so guilty! I sometimes think I can’t believe I am carrying on without my dad who I imagined I could never live without! I don’t want people to think I am okay because I’m not but I know my dad would have wanted me to go back to work but I just can’t help but feel guilt !! I just wondered if this feeling is normal ?! just miss him so much and wish he was here
It’s normal. I’ve seen so many write about feeling guilty for smiling, for going out, for working, and I have felt the same. I think it’s a fear that it means we mourn them less and logically I know that isn’t true, but emotionally I still struggle with it. Sending hugs.
Yes that’s the feeling , glad I’m not the only one
@Katiel Definitely normal feelings. Trying to navigate a new existence shouldn’t make us feel guilty but it does. Dad’s the first person I think of on awakening but I know I need to forge some kind of life around my loss as do you. It’s not forgetting them, it’s learning to accept they’re no longer here. X