Grieving Daughter Says She Feels Guilty She Wasn’t Able To Spend More Time With Dad Before He Died
“My father was an essential worker, so he continued to work,” says Hannah, who lost her father, Russel, a 9-1-1 operator, to complications of COVID-19. He died on March 29, 2020. She says she feels guilty that she wasn’t able to spend time with her father before his death.
“I was not able to see my father until ten days after he passed, and it was just me in a mask and gloves,” Hannah says, noting that she had only had 10 minutes to say her goodbyes.
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“We don’t get to have a memorial for my father. We don’t get to have a funeral,” she continues, adding, “Everything that you would normally do to grieve – we don’t get to do.”
On Tuesday’s episode, Dr. Phil explains why it’s difficult to grieve in isolation.
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