(Sorry if this triggers/ distresses anybody.)With losing my dad last year I thought I was doing really well with coping but this last half a year I’ve been getting tendencies to do something stupid and join him once more, on top of this everything is starting to go wrong all at once I left my job when 3/4 of the way through my apprenticeship and I just feel like things aren’t going to get better.
There are times in life when everythng goes wrong. It is the same for many people so I think you are going through normal emotions. It was only last year that your dad passed so its still very early days.
Have you reached out for support like counselling? Do you have a sort of plan of what kind of work you would like to do?
Whatever you think right now things will get better for you. Its hard to visualise now I appreciate but sort out how you are going to heal through all this. Small steps each day until you get stronger is the only way.
Reach out on here by posting and I am sure people will reply with suggestions for you
Sorry to hear your loss. I think because you are suffering with grief, it’s easy to get in the ‘dumps’ and feel down just about everything in life and then everything feels like it is going wrong. We get up with a negative attitude and then our whole outlook becomes negative. But there are loads of positives ahead for you as you are so young and have all your life ahead of you. Do you have friends or other family you can chat to? Can you restart your apprenticeship? Do you think if you continued with that, it would make your dad proud of you? Make him proud of you. Be determined. xxx
parental loss is the most seismic shift in one’s life, especially if you were close. my dad was everything to me … wish I could have admitted this while he was alive though we, me, mom and dad, were a close family. now, they are gone and my life too has gone downhill. but hold on! you have a life yet to live. it may suffer in the years after his passing, but with some determination, you can go from the quagmire and create your own life. not easy! but it is your mission, one he would want you to go on, to go and forge a life for yourself. it is so hard. but I agree, take up your career path, again. a lot of life is sadly what we must do. I am not very good at that. but I know enough that is true. above all else, just live through this time and in a few years, things will be better.