What to expect in the grieving process

Psychotherapist Amy Luster, MA, MFT, shares advice for parents who are grieving the loss of a child on what emotions and feelings they should expect during the grieving process
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What to expect in the grieving process

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A parent who is grieving might expect, during this time, to have waves of different emotions. All kinds of emotions; anger, fear, resentment, confusion are all normal. Know that these feelings might be triggered when you least expect it. Know that there is no time table or right way to grieve, there's only what's right for you. Be aware of the tendency towards blame and guilt. These are just distractions for the incredible sense of helplessness during this time. This is normal. Give yourself time. Know that things will start to get easier.

Psychotherapist Amy Luster, MA, MFT, shares advice for parents who are grieving the loss of a child on what emotions and feelings they should expect during the grieving process

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Amy Luster, MA, MFT

Psychotherapist

Amy Luster, MA, is a psychotherapist and author. She holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and provides psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. She runs a group entitled, Parenting After a Loss which offers support, guidance, and education. Her emphasis is on assisting parents who have experienced a child-bearing loss whether from ongoing infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a baby. Her goal is to help families function in a healthy, satisfying way despite their past loss. Amy, her husband and their four children live in Santa Monica, CA. 

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