Hello, my name is Catherine. I'm 30 a year old and an 'orphaned adult'. I am the eldest of 3 children. Our father died suddenly at 45, when were aged 19, 17 and 13 (respectively). We lost our mother last year to bowel cancer, approx 4 weeks after diagnosis, I was 29 - my youngest sibling had just turned 24. Despite reading a fair amount of literature on 'orphaned adults' I find most of it relates to those of middle age, with parents of relative 'older' age. There appears to be little out there for people in our position - we are too old to be 'orphans', not quite old enough to be captured under the 'orphaned adults' ... 'middle age' umbrella. For example, facing weddings without parents, first child without our parents. Is there any relevant literature out there that anyone knows of? Regards, Catherine.
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