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Teenage support groups for loss of a parent

Started by Miss Em (Emma). Last reply by Doug02122014 Jun 1. 3 Replies

Hi everyone,Does anyone know of a good peer support group/forum/site for my three teenage sons who have lost their dad? I have done some googling but haven't found anything that is either up to date…Continue

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Comment by Hacochbe on March 25, 2018 at 6:32pm


its so hard isn't it - 7 weeks today for me and getting harder as the reality sets in :(

Comment by familia1 on March 24, 2018 at 2:17am

Hello.  I just recently lost my husband almost 2 weeks ago.  He was 47 years old and we have a 15 year old together and he raised my now 25 year old son.  I can't believe he is gone.  It was so sudden.  We were separated at the time of his death.  It is so painful not knowing the reason yet. I keep replaying it all, the phone call to tell me he isn't breathing, seeing him, seeing the devastation in my children's eyes.  the brutal wake and funeral.  I brought his ashes home last night and it all feels like a nightmare that I can't wake from.  

Comment by Mich2018 on March 20, 2018 at 3:08pm

Hi all. So today is the 7th week mark of my husband's passing. Every Tuesday morning the entire horror of the morning plays in my mind...from the start of the day, to him leaving for work..the call..the ambulance etc etc . I'm basically a grief stricken panic attack filled mess..until 10:54, which is the time of death.  Then..i can breathe again and it subsides until the following week. This week,  though, it changed.  My brain movie ran until the time he kissed me goodbye and left for work. Then it stopped, just popping up here and there. This time, at 10:54, I was filled with comfort and a peaceful thought.  He was an organ donor and a few weeks ago I was told 2 blind women can see again because of his gift. Until now i found little comfort in that but today it filled me with peace and comfort.  A small blessing to my heart that I wanted to share. Peace.

Comment by Doug02122014 on March 9, 2018 at 2:07am


I don't know what to say except sorry, sorry, and Sorry for your loss !

As the Danny Gokey song lyrics 

Watch "Tell Your Heart To Beat Again (Lyrics) By: Danny Gokey" on YouTube

"At times like these words fall short ".

I was once just like you described excited about coming home after work and expecting to see my wife sitting in her chair in the living room welcoming me home;  and seeing the empty chair.  Just rips right through you and like tearing the scab off a 4-year old wound I find myself emotionally at that spot on my journey. 

I can say that over time it gets better - never  healed at least for me.   I  learned a new normal. 

Comment by Lucky on March 8, 2018 at 8:33pm

Hi everyone,

I joined this website a couple of weeks ago.  I figured it was time to introduce myself.  My husband passed away on January 28th.  He had a perforated colon, which caused bacteria to spread throughout the inside of his abdomen and he went into septic shock.  He went through a total of twelve surgeries and was in ICU at our local hospital for five months. He was a fighter.  The sweetest and strongest man I've ever known.  He fought back infection after infection...ran the gamut of antibiotics.  I thought he'd recover...a lot people did including all of his nurses in ICU.  But the last infection he had just took its toll.  Official cause of death - pneumonia, sepsis, and cardiac arrest. 

The latest posts by DeeDee about dreams and coming home from work...hit me.  I have come home from work...lost and broken and have cried every day this week, still expecting him to be at his desk and to greet me with "Hi sweetheart."  And I recently just dreamed about him a few nights ago.  My first dream with him in it since he passed.  I was happy to finally have one.  And now, I just want more dreams.

Comment by DeeDee on March 8, 2018 at 6:14pm

I dreamed about my husband last night.  He looked wonderful!  I dreamed we had broken up but he was at a family party.  I couldn't talk to him or touch him, but I kept walking past the room he was in to see him.  I wanted to talk and touch and smell him so badly but I was so happy to see him healthy again.

Comment by Hacochbe on March 5, 2018 at 8:48pm

Poor thing Dee Dee I'm struggling every day - 4 weeks for me. Im planning on going back to work after easter but only 20hrs. I'm soooo tired. Everything is an effort

Comment by DeeDee on March 5, 2018 at 6:58pm

I went to work for the first time since my husband died Feb 1.  I came home a mess, a complete mess.  The last month was clearly the bunny hill of grief and pain.  I still feel as helpless as I did the day he was diagnosed.  

Comment by Mich2018 on March 3, 2018 at 4:13pm

Hi Michelle..I'm so sorry. Im just about at the 6 week mark too and completely understand about  expecting him to come home. It is so hard.  I'm sorry youre having a hard time, today and pray tomorrow is better for you 

Comment by MichelleAndyAlways on March 2, 2018 at 10:42pm

Hi all,  first time posting, today is brutal that's all I can say I'm 6weeks since loosing my husband in a road accident when he was on his way home from work I still can't make sense of it and keep waiting for him to come home 


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