Widowed Mom with a 5 year old girl

Leoni - posted on 06/18/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




My husband committed suicide in November 2014, he left me with our 5 year old daughter (4 year when he passed). A year ago I would never have guessed that I would be a widow at the age of 32. I am trying to cope, I have so many unanswered questions, I sometimes feel hopeless and don't know if I am dealing with my daughters grief in the correct way. It feels as if it is never going to get better for her and I feel helpless. I am a fixer of nature and will protect my daughter with everything that I am, but this is one thing I cannot fix for her and cannot protect her against.


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Raye - posted on 06/18/2015




So sorry for your loss. It sounds like maybe you both should be getting some grief counseling. That way you get support and can be better able to support your daughter, and she would get an objective person to speak with that isn't so emotional over the situation. Mainly, though, just be there for each other and listen to her if she opens up to you. There's no way you can "fix" it. So, just listen to her. Good luck!

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