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The way people grieve is different and the loss of a child will make people react in different ways. Speak openly and honestly to your partner about what you are feeling. Remember, you are both experiencing the loss. Communicating your needs and feelings during this time with help you both survive the loss together.
Remember each other on Mother's Day and Father's Day. This may seem like a painful thing to do, however a friend said, "the first Mother's Day after my son died, it hurt so much not to receive a card or even be told, "Happy Mother's Day." You are still and always will be parents of your child.
In some cases, the loss of a child causes problems in a relationship. Whether it is one or both partners who are depressed, angry, or hurt, the most important thing to remember is that you can survive this, together. In other cases, the loss of a child brings a couple closer together.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|