Community Corner: Dealing Father’s Day Grief with LPC Jessica Horne


As we gear up to celebrate the fathers and father-figures in our lives this Sunday, Father’s Day is not a day of joy for everybody. For some, unresolved conflict is the issue. For others, it’s the estrangement that perhaps is the problem. As the holiday approaches, it’s expected to feel a range of emotions. Also, the loss of a father – or a child – makes this day overwhelming or even unbearable. For some this is the first year without their father on this special day.

I am now a part of this group.

My father got diagnosed with a terminal illness on May 11th – the day before Mother’s Day. I am blessed to have had him for 86.5 years but yet, this is new territory for me. When I scheduled this interview, I had no idea that I would be in this seat, needing advice on facing my first Father’s Day without my beloved daddy. I know I am not alone.

Today I chop it up with LPC Jessica Horne, of From a Strong Place, for a needed conversation on dealing with Father’s Day grief – whether the loss is from years ago or fresh. Lean in to this necessary chat for tips on how to celebrate your loved one despite the grief, different ways grief is expressed and more.