Becoming an "Adult Orphan" can be a very painful transition. The parent-child bond is perhaps the most fundamental of all humanities and now that bond is torn. Someone who loved you unconditionally and cared for you as no one else could have is now gone. You may also feel extreme sadness because the loss of a parent triggers secondary losses, such as the loss of a grandparent to your children.
Our society seems pretty comfortable with the following if-then logic. “If there has been a death then there will be grief” This logic is easily observed and understood by just about anyone. In fact, take a look at Oxford Dictionaries definition of ‘Grief': Deep sorrow, especially that caused by someone’s death. We willingly recognize that ...
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and unspeakable love. ~ Rumi - Google Search
It doesn't matter how old you are. When you lose a parent, you may not feel strong enough to cope and may feel disheartened. "Don't be scared, I know exactly where you are... Even death could never tear us apart." They are still with you.