How do you forget the death of a mother

How young women deal with the death of their parents

Not much in life is as certain as death. Nevertheless, the topic is often treated as a taboo in our culture and, if possible, avoided. For someone who has experienced something as harrowing as the loss of a loved one, it often means that he or she cannot talk about their grief. Many therefore tend to withdraw.
Most young people who face a death have never learned to grieve. In a world in which many people in their twenties are drawn from their home villages to the metropolises and in which the church and other religious communities are leaving en masse, the social safety net that gave people support in earlier times is simply missing.
The internet has revolutionized all areas of our life and so there are special pages for bereaved families in addition to telephone counseling that can help to cope with grief. But in difficult times you are often particularly closed and seek, if at all, support in your personal environment.
Our parents are part of us and accompany most of us for a lifetime. Losing a parent is therefore a particularly traumatic experience. Three young women shared their story with us and tell us how they perceived the grief phase and what helped them after the loss.