Parents will be grieving too, especially if their partner or child has died. This means they are not always emotionally available to offer you the support you need. They may react in surprising ways; they may become very protective of you, not liking you to be out of their sight - which can be tough when you want to get away from the sadness in the house. Or maybe they become irritable or angry or they seem unable to stop crying. You may fear that they no longer love you or are wishing that you had died instead of the person who has died. They will have good days and bad days just like you. They’re trying to work through this too – acknowledging that you are both grieving, even if it is in different ways, is an important part of keeping the communication going between you.