Loss of a Child
Helplessness, Guilt, Blame, Faith Challenge, Determination, Grief, Death, Child, Loss of Child
They Might Be Thinking:
How do I go on after losing my child?
Parents should not outlive their children.
I feel anxious.
I am not sure how to talk about this with my wife or husband.
Was I a good parent to my child?
How will this impact my relationship with my spouse?
I feel really angry.
No one really understands what I am going through.
Should we try to have another child?
Holidays and birthdays will really hard for survivors.
I feel numb, shocked and fearful.
I cry all the time now, especially when I'm thinking about my child or when I'm looking at pictures.
I have trouble sleeping.
I don't feel like eating or getting out of the house.
I can't concentrate at work.
The simplest decisions are hard for me these days.
I feel like I am living in a bad dream.
Words That Might Be Encouraging:
I can't imagine what this must be like for you.
Can you tell me about you child?
I really, really miss him (her) so much.
Here’s what I loved about your child.
Here’s something special he or she did that I’ll always remember.
I’m so sorry for your loss.
Let's confirm our contact information.
There is no right or wrong way to feel.
Everyone finds their own way through...take your time.
I am here for you, whenever, and for whatever you need.
I got your back. We will get through this together.
I can help you find a grief sharing group if and when you are ready.
You don't need to have a timeline on your grief.
You have a lot of people supporting you. Let me know if I can help coordinate some of the communication for you.
Words That Might Be Discouraging:
I know how you are feeling.
You need to set a timeline for how long you are going to grieve this loss.
You did everything you could to make your child happy. You should have no regrets.
There is nothing worse for a parent - Losing a child.
Do you think the Doctor's did everything possible?
Do you have any regrets?
You are strong, you can get through anything.
Do you think you will try to have kids again?
I am so glad you have your other kids around you to support you.
Please don’t cry. It’s all going to be okay.
Have you thought about benefits and insurance policies? Perhaps you should focus on that since it's something you can control.
I feel your pain.
How about a hug?
Video and Media Library
Heaven Needed You More
Father Gives Tips on Grieving
Holding On, Letting Go
How my son's short life made a lasting difference | Sarah Gray
Dr. Phil Advise on Loss of a Child
See Personalized Encouragement Recommendations for Someone You Care About
Name & Relationship (sign-in/up to complete personal profile information to improve encouragement recommendations)
Person you want to encourage?
What is this person's relationship to you?
Select relationship type
ALREADY A MEMBER?
Share this encouragement guide:
Readers like you rated this guide:
Was this guide helpful?
Your rating will help us improve this encouragement guide.
How it Works
Terms and Conditions
As an Amazon Associate and member of Affiliate Marketing Programs, we may receive commissions from sales by clicking links