hi all i dont know should i post this in this segment or relationship without parents , some how felt this is better . I lost my father some time back . now i feel my mother is moving into a state of depression. she is in late 50's and dad's death was sudden n unexpected. I am the eldest child and have one more sibling. after my marriage i feel my mom has become even more isolated and does not talk much. she misses my dad a lot and for a lot of times she will start crying if we even talk about him. even when she came to meet me at my place after marriage she could not hold back her tears and said it was so awkward to travel alone without dad and all through the way she was thinking what would my dad have done, how happy he would be to see me and all ! it breaks my heart to see her like this . i have tried to keep her busy in some religious and other things but it is not helping much . also i live very far off from my native and as newlywed i have some responsibility to my husband so it becomes difficult to give her time. she lives in our native place n my aunt comes to visit her but rest all relatives are not at helpful , infact they are so sarcastic at times. like at my wedding many people did not like that she should dress up nicely or wear good clothes as her husband is dead ! it gets too much some times. she has always been a jolly , fun loving , fond of fashion and other things but now she shows no interest anything . if i tell her to buy new dress she says when will i wear , what will people say? i can see she is going in depression and i feel frustrated on how to help her , should i take professional help ? please all u ladies u had similar situation do guide me.