It Could Be Worse

Stillbirth Matters

By Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP

grieving-mother

                       

                     IT.  COULD.  BE.  WORSE.

Whenever I hear someone start a sentence with these four little words, I cringe and start to brace myself.  I know I am not alone that others have tried to comfort me or relieve my grief by pointing out how things could be worse. 

“It would be worse if he had died at home.”

“It would be worse if he had died in the hospital.”

“It would be worse if you had other children to worry about.”

“It would be worse if you didn’t have other children.”

“It would be worse if you couldn’t have more children.”

“It would be worse if he was older.”

“It would be worse if he were younger.”

“It would be worse if…

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About Sue Rosenbloom, M.A., CT

Thanatologist: Loss and Grief Coach - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007)- Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimers and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Marylhurst Gerontology Association * Oregon Gerontology Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher * Creative Writer
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