Society & Culture:Relationships
#059 Amber G’s Story of Parenting through Addiction, Divorce and Death
Amber joins The Now What Pod to talk about supporting her children after the death of her ex-husband. Amber married her childhood sweetheart and had 3 beautiful children. After the dissolution of the marriage, her ex-husband succumbed to addiction and later died of an overdose. Amber talks about parenting her children through grief, and the burdens of solo-parenting.
Life after divorce
Men's Mental Health
Attending her ex-husband's funeral
Supporting children through grief
Supporting children through divorce
Get Help with Substance Abuse
Child Bereavement Canada
The Now What Pod Episode Quotes:
“I didn't know how I was going to break it to the kids”
“How are they gonna be okay without him?”
“He hid a lot of what he struggled with”
“I was angry at him for leaving his kids. I was angry at him for leaving me to raise them alone, and I was angry at him for not pulling himself together”
“How am I still standing? I don't know”
“We just keep on trucking”
Amber is a business owner and a busy mom of 3. She is a retirement and investment specialist and is active in the hockey and baseball communities in the GTA.
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