Dmichael Posted May 5, 2017 Share Posted May 5, 2017 Hello, Last year my Dad died suddenly. My parents were about to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary 5 days after his death. My mom has always been a very independent woman. She took care of everything else so my Dad could work his way up to a very successful career. She's also a successful business owner herself. She also has a lot of friends but her and my Dad were very much in love and spent a lot of alone time together. I'm the only of her children that live close enough to visit on a regular basis. Once a week usually. Even with those visits I feel an immense guilt and sadness when I leave her alone in a big house. She says she's ok but thats how she is but we are so connected that I know she's not. She's in her late 60's and still vibrant with so much ahead of her. How can I move forward with my own life when I am constantly worried about her? I feel a lot of responsibility and I'd take it and more but I guess I need some coping mechanisms or some insight from anyone else's stories with widowed mothers. Thank you Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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