RTE star Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh has said seeing her father die six years ago has changed her forever.
The former Afternoon Show host explained that she “relives” the death all the time, and that it has affected her immensely.
“No, you don’t (get over losing a parent). I was saying yesterday every minute of the process of dying, I could relive it all again,” she said.
Blathnaid was there when her father died of a stroke, and she said is glad she was there to be by his side.
“I wouldn’t have wanted to have been anywhere else except where I was, but it’s funny. You regret so many things, but it’s just the way he was towards the end – non- communicative… I don’t know how much of him I really had,” she said.
“I think if you’re in a carer’s role it’s a cruel place to be when you’re a member of family.
“You wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but minding them, but Jesus, it takes its toll. It does. It’s funny… everything changes when they die. The hierarchy – everything changes,” she explained.
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Speaking to Irish magazine Woman’s Way Blathnaid also spoke about the ups and downs of marriage.
The happily married presenter admitted that marriage isn’t for everyone, and that busy schedules can cause difficulty in relationships.
“It’s very hard when you’re busy to find the time for a marriage. It’s very hard opposites, women and men… marriage is not for everybody and I can say that now.
“I’m 43, it’s not for everybody but at the same time you have what you have and you’re happy that, this is what you’ve done along the way. Your happiness isn’t something that you should still be dreaming about. You should be living it,” she said.