The Grieving Process

It is beyond the scope of this page to attempt to ease the pain you are experiencing over the loss of your child. While no one would presume to intrude on your personal grief, it is important to remember that the grieving process is an important stage in your attempt to regain your stability, improve your mental and physical health, and reestablish your normal living patterns.

Going through the stages of grief is very difficult at times, but the grieving process itself is a healthy one that aims to balance one's attitude toward the loss of a child. Be open to the support and sympathy of friends and family members; you need not experience your grief alone. You may feel guilty at first over the loss of your child, but gradually your guilt will diminish and you will accept the loss. Do not become paralyzed by disorganization and despair. Remember that, although you will never forget or stop loving your child, you will not mourn forever.