You will likely become an orphan at some point in your lifetime. Hopefully that time comes later rather than sooner in life. My husband and I lost.
I'm an adult orphan. Seriously, it's a thing. The term isn't normally used once an adult can support oneself. Frankly, I've supported myself most my life and I lost.
Losing our parents when we ourselves are adults is in the natural order of things, a rite of passage into true adulthood. Healing the Adult Child's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your. His book The Orphaned Adult has become an essential resource for those who have lost.