3/21/16

you and your adult child: emotional guidance


Have your adult children begun to look to you for some of the emotional support or guidance that your late spouse/partner used to provide?

It’s understandable to feel uncomfortable in a new role with your family. You may feel some resentment that you are the sole parent taking on all the responsibilities.

Try thinking back to what your partner used to say in similar circumstances. After years with him or her, you can probably imagine what would be said. Let this guide you and trust your own judgment as a parent.

Rather than providing a “solution” to your child’s concerns, he or she may just need the reassurance that one parent is still around for support.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

My adult children have been very concerned and supportive of me since the death of my husband. They call me everyday to check on me to see how I am.

Laurie and Ruth said...

Sounds like you really appreciate their support.

Thank you for your comment.