Only Child

I’m taking a lot of strain. My father passed away 10.5 months ago. It feels like yesterday. My mum is alone except for me, my husband and our 2 children aged 2 and 4.i was struggling to stay afloat with my own stressful life before this happened.
I need some help to help her without myself falling apart. We are alike in our coping mechanism often being anger. We are arguing more. But I can’t say anything to her when she is being unreasonable and bossy (often it seems) as I know she is alone and I am all she has to live for. (she has said that too)… Now my husband is pressuring me to get her to behave better as today she argued with him and ruined the whole family day… I feel broken and can’t even support myself… What can I do?

Hello W8st,

I’m sorry to hear that your father passed away 10.5 months ago and that you’re taking a lot of strain. It sounds as though you’re having to cope with a lot of stressful factors on top of your grief, which must be extremely difficult.

I’m sure you will have some supportive replies from other community members soon, who may be able to offer advice and make suggestions. Whilst you’re waiting you might find it helpful to have a look at some of the posts in the losing a parent category:

It’s important to look after yourself and have the opportunity to talk about how you’re feeling. This is a space where you can do just that, so do keep talking to us for as long as it helps.

Take care,