Goodbye, again. Navigating Grief as an Abandoned Child.

There is no roadmap for dealing with the death of an absent, estranged parent.

This is odd, seeing as how roughly 25% of children in America live in a single-parent household (www.pewresearch.org/).

The relationship I had with my father was a series of fractures, each one nearly as painful as death itself. Abandonment and estrangement are not…