Hello, I lost my dad very suddenly & unexpectedly 13 weeks ago after an accident, I’m really struggling to come to terms with the fact that I will never see him again. I have a few good days & then feel guilty but I’ve completely lost all motivation in life & feel like there’s no hope for the future. I have my mum who is an absolute trooper & my daughter but I live in my own & im really struggling to do anything other than go to work, I’m just not interested in anything or seeing anyone, how do I stop feeling like this or is this normal I know my dad wouldn’t want me to be like this.
I can see that you’re new to the community, so I wanted to say that I am so sorry for the loss of your dad that brings you here.
I’m sure someone will be along to offer their support, but I wanted to share a few Sue Ryder resources with you that may help right now.
Our Grief Guide self-help platform which has information, resources and advice to help you through your grief
Our Grief Coach text service, which sends you personalised text support via SMS
Our free Online Bereavement Counselling which is held via video chat
Our Bereavement Information pages which can walk you through what you are going through
Thank you again for sharing – please keep reaching out and know that you are not alone.
I lost my dad 9 months ago tomorrow and what you are feeling is entirely normal. I still feel the same today and as it is 7 years for my mam today I am extremely emotional. Just let the feelings out, I know my mam and dad wouldn’t want me to feel this way but I have no brothers or sisters and I feel so lost and alone. Just take care of yourself
Sorry for your loss, that’s tough losing both parents I dread the day . You look after yourself too. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be without siblings….bless you , it’s so hard
Thank you so much just knowing other people understand is a help
It is normal to feel like this. Grieve is like being on a rollercoaster, having ups & downs. I lost my Mum 13mths ago, my Dad, over 30 yrs & 5 other very close relatives & friends over the last 4 yrs, including my partner.
It has & still is so tough. Some days, i don’t know who i am grieving for.
I miss my Mum terribly, she was my rock, my best friend. So many different emotions to try & manage as well as trying to live a life. I live alone, i have family, but they do not live near by.
We all can only do our best & honour our loved ones with the love we have for them.
Thank you for your reply, Oh bless you, that’s a lot of people to lose & must be so tough dealing with that by yourself. Sending you huge hugs it really is a rollercoaster xx
Thank you for your reply. It is hard, but we will all get through this & learn to live with our grieve, in whatever form that is.
Look after yourself.