When a Parent Loses a Mate: How to help
If your parent loses a mate, spouse, or life partner, he or she may need a good deal of emotional and practical help. If you were close to your parent’s mate (or the deceased was your other parent), you may need support, too. Family members, friends, and grief support groups are all good places to turn for comfort. As you’re able, you may want or need to help your parent face the following tasks, decisions, and questions.