It's been quite some time I am asking myself this question. Most of you are young adults or thirthies +... once kids are settled, having family of their own with kids, working and all.... Would you feel as strongly in loosing a parent or get over it better as aging and being settled with family is seen as normal process of life and death? Dont know if i express this well am too confused to think straight right now but i know if i had gone in early age they would have felt the loss more strongly but now that they are adults??? I've read many posts in many forums and it seems that even if it is hard to deal with, kids passed a certain age do deal better and overcome better loosing a parent no matter how s-he died and get on with life in a rather short time. Is it due to my being not so in touch with reality - illnesses - meds and so on... or a reality as sad as it might be? I've fought to raise my family and now that this is done, all settled and happy with family of their own, I feel that my leaving would be much easier and would less affect in a long term my family. Could you please engight me on this issue? That would help me lots. Thos of you that are fully adults and grown up, would you accept and get over and deal with it better? How do you see loosing a parent now that you are fully adult with family?