LoriW Posted February 20, 2006 Report Share Posted February 20, 2006 I am not someone who has lost a spouse. I lost my Mom suddenly on Nov. 30, 2005. She was 62. My Dad, who is 64, is alive. He and my Mom were marrie for 44 years, so they were basically kids when they got married. Needless to say, he is sad but seems to be doing okay. He has a strong support group of friends and relatives.My question to you who have lost a spouse is this: Do you feel like you never want to celebrate the holidays with your surviving family again? My brother called and invited our Dad to visit him for Easter. My Dad said that he is not coming and that the holidays mean nothing to him any more and he is not celebrating them. I know that losing my Mom is NOT the same as losing a spouse but it breaks my heart to hear him say things like this. He spent a few hours with me and my family on Christmas day, which was hard for us all. I don't know. I guess I have my own grief over my loss and then I grieve for my Dad who lost someone he loved for more than half of his life. I know my Mom would want him to celebrate and be with us. It just makes me so sad to know I have lost my Mom and now my Dad doesn't want to "do" holidays anymore. Do you think this will change? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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