Grieving While Parenting Is Totally Overwhelming

It is never easy to deal continue functioning in everyday life after a tragedy hits, but being a parent can make the grieving process even more difficult to get through. It can often be hard to take time for yourself to be one with your emotions when you have to dedicate so much time to others, but it is still imperative to find the time to do so. Even if it is just for a few moments in the car or before bed, it is important to still allow yourself that alone time to express and reflect.

Key Takeaways:

  • When you have young children, the grieving process can be even more difficult and overwhelming.
  • When you are juggling toddlers and getting the kiddos off to school, how can you find the time to sit in your grief?
  • Sometimes, the only grief time that you can carve out are those moments in the car between school drop-off and pick-up.

“I wanted to hug my son and daughter tight after an emotionally tough day. Each morning, the guilt pendulum swung their way as I dropped them off again.”

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