Grief after parental death in young adulthood
Parental death during adulthood is considered an expected life event, but little is known about the grief it causes. The death of a parent often happens after a descendant has already settled down. Sometimes parental death occurs during the delicate independency process. Parental loss during young adulthood provides challenges, because young adults are still dependent on their parents and rely on them when seeking support. Compared to older adults, young adults have not been able to prepare themselves for the possibility of parental death.