Friday, March 24, 2006

Book Club: The Bridge Is Love Question 5

How might the grief experience after child loss compare with other sorrows (loss of parent or grandparent, spouse, sibling, friend, or other loved one)?


  1. I should think that the death of a child at any age is the most difficult to accept. So much of life on earth is ahead of that person, and so much invested or planned for his/her future.

    If grief can be measured, then the death of an old person is a natural part of the process of living into the next world. Therfore it is not as traumatic as the loss of a child.

    The death of a middle aged person with a family left behind must be a benumbing experience that extends intself into the years.

    The death of a friend is a different loss, and that probably does not affect us as deeply. The closeness of the freindship, the circumstances of that death, violent or peaceful will have a bearing on our memory.

  2. I Mayhall11:57 AM

    I don't think the death of a child can compare to the death of anyone else you love.