I just wanted to ask how others have/are dealing with giving support to someone who has lost a loved one? We lost my stepdad in March, I’ve been the primary support for my mum (with my brother as executor and not so much support).
I would always help & support my mum, without fail, but I feel a little like she’s using me as her emotional crutch. I’ve found it quite hard at times, emotionally draining and almost forgetting I’ve had to grieve also. My mums gone away for a month to her holiday home, which is great, with her friend (who owns the house next door there). I’ve told her to think about the good times they had there.
I’d appreciate any thoughts from any others supporting loved ones. I don’t always want to go to mums and then I feel guilty.