For Families: Parents Without Partners in the NICU
If you are separated, divorced, single or widowed, you may feel especially isolated without a partner to share the burdens and the joys. You may find it difficult to be the only one handling all the information and decisions. Being a single parent, you play a role that is challenging, but very important.
All parents need to seek support. When you don't have a partner, it's natural to confide in a trusted family member or friend about your fears and concerns. Reach out to those close to you for the help you need. A NICU parent support group or other NICU parents also can provide you with much needed comfort and partnership.