Posted by Gemmah@Libra

Hi Alexandra,

Losing someone dear to us is often one of the most difficult things we have to face. Everyone deals with it in their own way, so it may be too painful for your mum to talk about it.

You’ll receive more information about your dad from someone who knew him personally. Even try talking to your mum again & let her know that learning more about him is something that is really important to you. If she still refuses to talk then maybe try asking your grandparents or another loved one.

Beyond Blue (1300 22 4636) is a great organisation that offers support & information about dealing with grief.