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5 Things They Don’t Tell You When You Lose a Child

Well, let’s be honest … no one actually tells you anything about losing a child. This isn’t a conversation topic you broach at the breakfast table or necessarily a topic to research in advance. As unthinkable as the scenario of losing a child might be, it’s a reality that many people have experienced, myself included. While reactions to grief may vary, the reality of a few key concepts remain consistent.

First, grief is a roller coaster, one even the most adventurous adrenaline junky would not be tempted to ride.

For me, I was in a state of shock for the first six months, plastering on a face of contentment and normalcy, when in reality … I was numb. I’m sure the prescriptions for depression and sleep aids helped perpetuate the feeling of

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