Losing a parent can be one of the most traumatic experiences you will ever face. While some factors may make the grief process more complex, such as unresolved conflict with the parent, or the way in which the parent died, the loss of a parent has a lasting impact in your life.
In some situations, this grief may lead to physical problems as well. In a recent article published by the NASW (National Association of Social Workers), The Death of a Parent Affects Even Grown Children Psychologically and Physically, in scientific and measurable ways.
Sometimes grief can be worked through with the love and support of your support group, friends and family, and sometimes, extra support, from a therapist or mental health professional, can help you through the grief process.