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Break up of a family members 10yr Marriage

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    I’m struggling big time with the breakdown of our daughter’s marriage after 10yrs. As you do as a Dad you give your daughter away to a man you trust. I’m feeling so sad for my daughter and son in law & grandson with whom I’m very close. The break down of our little family unit has really affected me. My relationship with my son inlaw is very strong after 10yrs and I’m looking for some help in dealing with my emotions moving forward, any help is appreciated.

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    Hi shorty59,
    Thankyou for reaching out and sharing your struggle with us, there are many who can relate to your sadness due to the breakdown of your daughters marriage. Relationship breakdowns are emotional for not just the couple but for all those around them who love them and have built relationships with them. As parents we grow to love our children’s partners and this makes it very challenging and loyalties become confused. Your care and compassion show through and will be very helpful to your family as you all move forward. Please continue to share your feelings with us.


    Hi @Shorty59,

    I can very much relate to your story, as I’ve recently gone through a similar experience. My daughter has broken up with her partner of around 10 years, he was someone we saw as a son to us. He was at every Christmas and family event, we thought he’d be there for many years to come, and suddenly he is gone.

    Grief takes many shapes, at it’s core it is our struggle to cope with change. In my case, I grieved for that loss, and still do. I had a lot of anger as well as loss, as a lot of negative things came out in the light, in our case.

    I think it’s perfectly understandable to feel that loss keenly, and to feel the sadness you’ve described for your family and the changes this will bring. You’ve shown strength in coming here and sharing your story, and that strength will help you all as your family heals and copes with the change.

    It’s always good to consider finding the help you need – whether that’s through counselling, or through your support network. The people here at GriefLine can be a great help and are very supportive in the forums. Keep coming back.

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