It's pretty normal to be angry following a difficult loss like that of losing a child. The question becomes, what do we do with that anger? Where do we direct it? How do we express it in a healthy way? How do we determine when it's getting out of hand and becoming destructive?
This is an important issue, guys, and one that can be dangerous to marriages if not dealt with. This is an anonymous way to talk about it, so I hope to hear from you. Thanks...
Hi Tim! You don't know me, but I'm the facilitator for a local pregnancy and infant loss support group called Pikes Peak Share, in Colorado Springs. I just wanted to say what a fantastic resource this is for Dad's with loss...there are endless blogs for moms, but this is the first one I've seen for Dads. Thank you for being open and willing to be honest about your journey...God bless you guys!ReplyDelete
Hi ... thanks so much. Obviously this is going to take time to build, but anything you can do to spread the word and encourage participation would be wonderful. Take care!ReplyDelete
As someone who plans to become a parent in the next couple of years, I can't begin to imagine what this kind of loss is like... I commend you for starting this blog. What a wonderful outlet for your feelings, and what a great help for others who have experienced loss!ReplyDelete
A blog you and your readers might find helpful: Alive Hospice (Nashville, TN) launched a blog earlier this year that focuses in part on grief and loss. One of our wonderful grief counselors, Ruth Williams, is a regular contributor. One of her recent entries focused on coping with the "tide" of grief. I think you'll find that her writings are very meditative in nature, and very helpful!