When a child dies and another is born… I don’t like this article. I feel like it is almost critical of those who want to have a child after loss. Granted, I am reading this from a babyloss perspective and not the perspective of a subsequent child after loss. Personally I think it’s demeaning- as if we all just figure another child would replace the one(s) we’d lost. Newflash: Mabel had Down Syndrome and multiple medical complications- no one could replace her. Her condition was one in a million. Even if she was healthy, she was her own person. I’ve always wanted several kids (a desire I had taken for granted) and if I choose/am lucky enough to have more, I hope people don’t judge me.
EIght tips to help someone grieving through the holidays: a nice article. do you have any other tips to add?
Lessons from the stage: The term “yes, but…” is avoided in good improv for good reason- it kills the story. It is strikingly similar to the “at least” we often hear in loss. I’m going to try to be more conscious of this term now too.