My father has been alone since my mother passed away two years ago. Her passing wasn’t easy on me or any of my siblings, but my good old dad was hit the hardest. It got progressively worse as one by one we left the home to begin careers and start families.
It started off with dad being a little bit moody all around and just not smiling as much. He tended to brood a lot as well, silently staring at nothing until someone noticed. He tried to put on a brave front, that everything was okay – but we could see right through him.